Thursday, October 30, 2008

Not much going on...

The kids and I have been having WAY too much fun with this recipe. It's not the greatest chocolate cake in the world but it sure is fun to make!

Please keep us in your prayers. Abi and Kenny have been sick with colds. Yesterday Nate woke up with a little cough. It didn't seem serious so we sent him to school anyway. About an hour later, we got a call from the PE teacher asking us to come and pick Nate up. Nate had told his PE teacher that when he ran his chest hurt.

Abi and Ken seem to be recovering but we had to keep Nate home from school today. But it's ok because all he would have done would be to pick up his homework for the next 2 weeks. Starting tomorrow the first graders are having a 2-week break. Nate will have ample time to recover and get back to his normal, healthy self before then.

Another reason this school break is convenient is our friend, Pastor Chris is coming fora visit! Pastor Chris is Hetee's mentor and pastors a church in Gig Harbor, Washington. He's in UB now but will arrive in Darkhan on Saturday. He'll be here for almost a week and we are really looking forward to having some time to fellowship with him. He visits about twice a year and it's always refreshing when he comes.

It snowed again today. The kids were excited but just like last week, the snow melted. They're looking forward to being able to make snow angels and have snowball fights again. Me, not so much. I'm not a fan of Mongolian winters.

Oh, I almost forgot the reason I sat down at the computer to write this post!

Last Tuesday morning I got to share the Gospel with 2 of my fellow teachers at Nate's school! I had been praying for the opportunity and after 6 weeks, it finally came. One of the teachers started by asking me about the Mormons and the what the difference was between us and them and then we moved on to the topic of Christianity and the Bible and, the next thing you know, I shared Jesus with them for about 40 minutes!

Please pray for these teachers. Their names are Nymaa and Oyunchimeg. Nyamaa has a daughter in my 3rd grade English class who comes to our house on Saturdays to play and practice her English. She's a sweet girl and has quickly become good friends with Abi. Nyamaa says that she would not mind her little girl coming to church with us sometime. What an open door!

Molly is doing good. She's litter box trained now. She trained really fast which was a huge relief. I wanted a cat but dreaded having to clean up more messes. So far they have been few and far between, so I'm super happy about that.

Speaking of potty training: Kenny is now pooping in the potty! Of all 3 kids, he has been by far the toughest to train. He plumb did not care about the whole potty idea even though we tried everything to get him to go. Since Abi and Nate learned fast I thought it might have something to do with ME knowing what I was doing but apparently it didn't. Potty training Kenny has taken a joint effort involving each member of the family. Everyone plays a part in reminding him and encouraging him after the fact. Hetee has been especially patient and hands-on during this time. I think the prospect of living "diaper free" appeals to him.

We still have a ways to go before Kenny can leave the house for any period of time in his big boy underwear, but at least he understands the concept now.

Gotta run and get ready to teach a birth class...


~ Amanda ~ said...

cute kitty!

Cheri said...

First - that kitten is too cute!

More importantly - I am so excited you got the opportunity to share God's promises with nonbelievers! It truly is exciting that they are willing to allow thier children to attend church. I am a firm believer that many a Christian adult discovers/rediscovers God through their children.

Shynea @ Penny Pinching Diva said...

I hope that your kids get to feeling better soon. I know I hate it when my babies are sick. It just makes me feel so bad when they look so helpless. Your kitten is so adorable. My sons want a dog, but I am leaning toward a kitten myself. It is always a blessing when you are able to share the gospel with others. I hope that you are able to share it with many more.

Take care.

Ty said...

hey mel! what a bummer that nate has been sick! (I didn't know he was going to school now. I thought you were homeschooling him?) Your kiddos sound like they're just as cute as ever! Your kitty is super cute! What a blessing that you were able to share the gospel!! God is good.