Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Valentine's Day!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

We had fun preparing for Valentine’s Day. Earlier in the week the kids made valentine cards and frosted heart shaped cookies. Today (Valentine’s Day), for breakfast, we ate pink heart shaped pancakes and opened our valentine’s cards and gifts. At 10:30 we went to our team-mates house and ate a romantic lunch of duck, green beans and rice, followed by a chocolate heart shaped cake. For the kids, I made a heart shaped pizza with heart shaped pepperoni on it.

At 5:00 12 girls showed up at my house and we made and decorated cookies. Even thought the kitchen was real hot and crowded and we were without running water, the girls had a blast.

At 8:30pm we went to our friend’s house to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. What an accomplishment! At 9:00, just as everyone was arriving (it started at 8), it began to rain. I felt bad for Florentina, the host, because everything was set up outside already. We moved a few tables and chairs into their small living room/bedroom/dining room and we all crowded in too. Thank God, the rain only lasted 30 minutes and then we were able to go back outside. After we ate and they cut the cake it was 11:30 and we decided to go; the kids were asking to go to bed. Florentina said, “Why? It is early.” I guess we just cannot party like Paraguayans.

Florentina and her husband José have been so kind to us. They have invited over numerous times and we try to visit them regularly. They are very curious about our “religion” and ask a lot of questions about the gospel. We just started a 6 week evangelistic bible study at their house every Tuesday evening. We also want to begin a study at our house Friday evenings and invite our neighbors and the patients Jeff sees throughout the week. Please pray for these two studies – that people would come and hear the gospel presented and their lives would be changed!

Jeff had three emergency cases come to the house on Valentine’s Day. We were awakened by the first. She said she was 28 weeks pregnant and bleeding. Jeff did and ultrasound and an exam and it turns out that she is 36 weeks along and dilated to a 6. He asked her, “Besides the blood (mucus plug?), are you feeling ok?” He responded, “Actually, my stomach hurts every 2 minutes.” Jeff, trying not to sound frustrated, “Does it feel like the time just before you delivered your other 4 children?” She nodded some-what surprised at this epiphany. “You are in labor.” She didn’t want to deliver in San Francisco with a mid-wife so her husband was going to drive her to Caazapa (45 minutes away). I hope she made it!
Another lady came needing IV fluid and the third patient was and machete wound on an elderly man’s hand that needed sewing.

Making cookies

Making cards

Valentine's Day lunch

Saturday girl's club

25th wedding anniversary celebration

co Amy McKissick 2009


Breuer Adventures said...

Your energy and creativity completely amaze me!!

James said...

Hi Jeff and Amy. I'm a minister, and I have a google alert for "evangelistic Bible study," and your blog post came up. God bless you in seeking to share the gospel with others.

I wanted to send you a link to an evangelistic Bible study that I have written called the Story of Redemption. You can download the electronic version of this for free. http://www.storyofredemption.com/page4.html

Also, I wanted to invite you to join the Missional Outreach Network, a social networking site for those who are interested in outreach and mission. Let me know if I can help with anything. jnored@yahoo.com Thanks!