The day I got married, one of my closest friends looked me in the eye and said "God has many wild and wonderful things ahead for you and Jeremy."

Being called mom by 7 kids is definitely wild. Each day I look for the wonder in it all...and give thanks.

Partnering with my husband in life, parenting, work and serving is definitely wonderful. He is my favorite.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

The Guest House

I don't think I have given you a tour of the Guest House yet.  You have got to hear what God did!  For weeks I looked online at apartments in Bogota to find a place that would be big enough for a family of nine.  I prayed.  I knew God would provide a place for us.

About three or four weeks before we traveled, friends of ours hooked us up with The Guest House.  It is a house that serves missionary teams, individuals, and pastors.  And it also is used for Seminary classes and church on a weekly basis (which we found out after getting here.)  I think we are the first adoptive family who has stayed here and we may be the last. ;-)

Anyway, it has been great!  We have even gone downstairs to the church service the last three Sundays with the kids.  I don't think we would have ventured out to another church while here, but since this one meets right next to our kitchen and it's hard keeping all 7 kids quiet all Sunday morning, we thought we would try!

 The kitchen/laundry room is fully equipped and we even fit at the long table that takes up most of the space. :-)
You can warm something up in the microwave, wash dishes, and or get something off the stove all while sitting at the table!
Around the corner from the kitchen is the stairs that lead to our bedrooms and living room

The living room

Master bedroom down the hall

The girls' room

The boys' room
(I took these pics the day we got here so the rooms look really neat!)
The "yard" next to the house
(which is also right next to a road that sounds like Hwy 290 during rush hour at all hours of the night--but it doesn't keep me awake....anymore.)
OH, and they mow that 1/4 acre with weedeaters at 5:30 am--Nash Lawn could open up another crew down here!
One of the neighbors

We have been very comfortable in this place and thankful to have the room!  After considering a few apartments, we feel we could not be in a better place.  Many thanks to our friends here in Bogota--Stan and Deb!
Just one more blessing that God gave us to show us He's got this!

1 comment:

  1. Lucky you for having such a wonderful family. The place you are in is just amazing, from the house to the neighbourhood itself.. Beautiful Bogota!