Eating Dirt

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This missionary stuff is tough work.  Look at this poor child.

Ok, here’s the real story… Ethan has come out of his shell a bit and is interacting a lot with the Russian kids.  Today he was riding piggy back on a sweet boy who has taken an interest in him.  The boy ran down a hill and took a tumble.  As one of the Russian counselors tried to describe it to me, Ethan became “Super Man”.  He landed face down on the ground, receiving a mouth (and a nose) full of dirt, rocks and sand.  He was a pretty tough guy about it.  He did say, however, that it “hurt his brain.”

Ben’s birthday was today.  I brought a box of his favorite baseball cards for him to open his eyes to this morning.  Then we were greeted by a door full of post-it notes with sweet (and funny) messages, a big Pepsi and 3 “Prince Polo” bars (chocolate wafers – they are all the rage here).  Thanks to the kindness of April allowing me to use her kitchen… again…. I was able to make one of Ben’s favorite cakes, which we had during our team debriefing after campfire.  It wasn’t the usual celebration, but I hope he had a nice birthday away from home.

I have devotions in the morning.  I need to do some praying and preparing on that.  Thanks for all of your continued prayers and support!

One thought on “Eating Dirt

    Janann Lynn Frame said:
    June 24, 2013 at 11:59 am

    Awwww, sweet Ethan. I would expect nothing less from a boy. 🙂 What an awesome thing….he’s coming out of his shell playing with Russian children. I think that’s cool. Ben’s birthday sounds wonderful, he was with the people he loves and doing the work he loves. (who wouldn’t love a pepsi????) Still praying for your family & Mala.


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