Wednesday, September 22, 2004

testing email

So I'm testing out the abilities of my site to handle a posting via: email!
Here's a little note to all of you ninjas... well, actually it was sent to
me, but there's reference made in it to all of you!

>From: "Marv-Edith Friesen"
>To: "Boileau Lesley"
>Subject: soon!
>Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2004 22:15:56 -0000
>Hello dear Lesley,
>We're so excited about your upcoming arrival. We are praying for you as you
>say good-bye and make final preparations. I have a better idea of how you
>can be involved in teaching the kids. We've worked out quite a nice
>which should be manageable for you and will free me up to do Centre work.
>I'm so excited. I hope you enjoy working with the boys as much as I have
>been. The girls are working quite independently. I'm really pleased with
>start they've made. They also are looking forward to having you around. I
>think they'll really like having a "big sister". Already, you've been such
>blessing to us!
>Thank your supporters on our behalf. We know that the sacrifice and effort
>is huge. We are so thankful for their willingness and yours to be involved
>in our lives. The ultimate goal is to see others come to Christ, to give
>them God's Word in their own language. We are just a small part of that.
>What a privilege it is to work together to serve our great God!
>Must go for now. Know that you are constantly in our prayers.
>Love you much already,


Tuesday, September 14, 2004

A settled heart

something I'm finding I have a little more of now, a settled heart. I know that God has all the plans worked out, even though I do not.

For example; I have been overly stressed for the passed few months on how the heck all my support was going to come in, and how was I suppost to do that and where do I start and whom do I approach and who would ever want to help and how does one go about writing letters of support and who's got money to give and..... *whew!* I got so overwhelmed with the process that I just ended up doing nothing to be organized. And God stepped in. Only because I'd finally stepped out of the way. Why did I even waste time worrying? "Who among you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?" Matt 6:27... dude, what a waste of hours!
God is good, support is in... amen?

so, either there will be a picture posted above this writing or a bunch of gobble-de-gook typing. If there is a picture: this was sent to me by one of the kids I have the priveledge of working with in Togo. It's taken on their way to one of the churches.... very cool.
if there's no picture, apologies all around, I'll get this figured out sometime. Sometime soon I hope. ok, there's no picture... close your eyes and imagine this , a grey land rover type thing criving through quite the puddle... spray everywhere... oh, just come to Bagot St. I've got it set as our wallpaper on the computer.

Does anyone know of an inexpensive (but fully functioning) secondhand digital camera which I could buy?

Monday, September 13, 2004

ready.... break!

Yo team!

ok, ninjas, time is marching marching marching, and things are getting into gear. Praise God! I've gathered all my support, so now it's just a matter of (cleaning my room) packing!
but first a huge prayer request, that we (we being Wycliffe Canada, Togo-Benin, Togo-Kara and myself) would be able to figure out how to work the money thing. I guess most of the time people have paid out of their own pockets and then been reimbursed when they returned to Canada(those who have gone short term like myself) However, that's not really an option for me as I don't have my own money, I've got the money that God's given for my use (through you guys) sitting in my account at Wycliffe Canada. So anyway, pray that we figure out some sort of billing option so that I can access the money in the account... ok, did any of that make sense?
Also pray for a meeting that I've got tonight.
ok, so much has happened since I last posted. Finished the week at Joy, so good! Went camping with friends, also so good, painted the kitchen at work... pretty good, rabbit's toe got broken NOT so good. ok, had a conversation at the Sheffield's the other night about people's reactions to pain, and how most adults, even most teens don't cry for pain.. they may swear and carry on, but if you broke your toe, you weren't likely to cry. I cried over a broken toe... it wasn't my own though it was norton's. no fear, the vet said as long as it heals straight it won't need to be amputated.
I have some pictures that were sent to me from togo... but I can't figure out how to post them right now...
gotta run