Happy birthday, Kader!

Today is Kader’s twenty-first birthday.  I managed to get tickets to a play so that we could take her tonight.  First, at Merih’s invitation, we took her to dinner in the bar at Sister Bay Bowl.  That’s where he works and he wanted to serve us.  We sat facing the bowling alley and enjoyed watching people of all ages play.

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A little bit of catch-up

First, some news about my pastor, Nancy.  I believe I had last told you that she was not going to have a mastectomy.  That was the news she told us all when she sent a phone call out to the church.  Ten minutes later, the oncologist called her and told her that not only was that still a possibility, but the doctor wanted her to have a port put in to start a sixteen-week course of chemo.  My pastor was too devastated to call back. Continue reading

Woo-hoo!

I have wonderful news from my pastor, Nancy Bontempo, today.  She finally had a successful biopsy that told the doctors what they needed to know before treating her.  The upshot is that she will not have to have a mastectomy!  Praise the Lord! Continue reading

Storms

One more update on my friends in Louisiana… Betty sends her thanks for all the prayers that went up for them after I posted about her and Mike.  She says that while others are saying the weathermen were wrong, she prefers to believe that God answered our prayers and hers.

Speaking of storms, we went through a doozy today.

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A new family member

Door County businesses have a difficult time getting enough workers to help during the tourist season, so there is a program where university students from other countries can come here and work.  There is also a coalition of churches here called Bridges that recruits Christian families to sort of “adopt” these international students for the summer.  Mark and I did it last year and they asked us to do it again this year.  We accepted. Continue reading