Samuel and Mommy on a hot summer day...do we look alike? :)
First, we are so happy to report that Samuel is doing about the best he's done in weeks. No fevers, eating like a true Lockwood :), alert, breathing so much better, and just as cute and sweet as could be. He still has a cough and is continuing with his antibiotics and nebulization treatments, but overall, he's not acting "sick" anymore. Last week at the hospital, he weighed in at 10 lbs 8 oz! He's getting so big and much stronger for which we are so thankful. How we thank the Lord for giving us Samuel and continuing to strengthen his little body.
This week, Thursday through Saturday, is our 2nd Annual Church Family Camp. Everyone is so excited! About 2 years ago, we had to sell our church bus as we were unable to financially maintain it. The man who purchased it told Daniel that our church could still use it whenever we needed it as long as it was available. What a blessing that has been! So yesterday, Daniel picked up the bus and brought it home to check it over and clean it up.
Lots of eager helpers
Ivan and Alan came over to help us get the bus ready for camp
Sweeping and washing...LOTS of dust!!
Nehemiah dressed himself...can you tell? :) He was pretty proud! I tell you, when it is 107 degrees inside and out, running around in just a diaper and a vest was probably a good choice for a 2 year old.
Get those tires clean Susannah!
We'll leave Thursday morning to head down to La Paz where we will be renting a campground with another Independent Fundamental Baptist Church there (the church of Brother Juan). We ask you to pray for a safe trip there and back and that we'd all grow closer to the Lord and each other during our time there.
Daniel left a while ago to go out to the village of Jesus Maria. We prayed together as a family this morning for the Lord to keep Daniel (and Isaiah who went with Daddy) safe and that the people's heart would soften and they would be able to see the truth and their need to trust Jesus alone for their salvation.
After their time there, Daniel and Isaiah will be going to the airport in Loreto to pick up Uncle Samuel (Daniel's brother) who is coming to work with us for the remainder of the summer. We are so looking forward to having him here with us! There is so much work to do and for Daniel, having another man to help out is a real blessing.
Uncle Samuel was our ring bearer in our wedding 14 years ago (July 22, 1995). I see him now, taller than Daniel or I and all grown up....and am reminded how quickly time passes. Will my children grow up that quickly???? I know they will...how thankful I am for each day I have to love, train, work with, talk with, and hold each of my children.