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Two years old!


No matter how hard i try to just take it all in.  Smell his little head,  kiss those chubby cheeks, tickle that sweet little chin and just squeeze his round belly, I can’t seem to hold onto those moments that are flying by at breathtaking speed.  I absolutely LOVE watching him play with such concentration.  Everything he does is just so cute! I wish I could just freeze time and keep him like he is right now!   Having Judson around is like having happiness all rolled up into one little boy.  He has a tender heart but loves to play rough like a little puppy.  He is Norah’s sidekick, echoing her every word and move.  Daddy’s assistant, following him around with complete admiration, and a piece of Mommy’s heart, running around helping when he can and always saying please, thank you, and even sorry if it’s not even his fault.

He’s a great eater and an even better sleeper.   He is crazy for anything that has a motor or wheels and completely in love with puppies and kitties, yep, sounds like your average boy, but he’s so much more than that to his adoring family.  We love you Judson, and with every passing year we love you more, more than we ever thought possible.




This is quite a story, i will try to get to the point.  A baby girl was born here in Peru, when they opened up her mom for a C-section, they found Cancer, so bad, that her mom couldn’t take care of her.  As it was she already had 3 other children.  The mom eventually passed away leaving all four children behind.  The father works full time, and is traveling for work, so he cannot take care of them.  The oldest three are in the children’s home here in Peru.  The little girl Belu, has been passed back and forth by her grandmother who has official custody.  Belu is now 21 months and has been welcomed into the home of our Pastor and his wife.  They love her with all of their heart and would love to adopt her.  She even calls our Pastor “Papa”.  They have been taking complete care of her, but last week the grandmother decided to take her back.  She lives hours from here, and works full time as well as has several small children of her own.  When Belu comes to stay with the Montenegros, she is sick and has to be put on medicine.  So this woman cannot give Belu the attention and care that she needs, like the Montenegros have given her.  They don’t know when or if they will see her again.  

As Laura told me this story my heart broke for her.  They have had Belu for months loving her like their very own, and then one day she was taken from their home.  Laura told me she couldn’t go into the room where Belu stayed, it was too hard.


Pray that the Lord would work all of this out for His glory and that if it is his will, he would change the mind of this grandmother.  Break her pride and help her to see Belu would be so much better off with this family.  Please pray.  

My Turn


My husband gets to speak publicly quite a bit, being a preacher and all, it is a part of his job.  I don’t get to very often (or should I say have to)  But I was thinking and praying for him the other day, as he was getting ready to preach.  I realized what a good person he is. And I never get to brag on him publicly.  

He is truly the kindest person I know.  I have been married to him over three years now, and I have never ever heard him say anything bad about anybody.  No matter what the situation is.  Honestly it can really be annoying.  No matter what someone says to me, or does to him, he finds a reason for their behavior. 

When you are close to someone, you see their imperfections, but you forget to step back and look at the whole picture.  And I don’t do that enough.  I probably have the husband closest to perfection, sorry every other woman in the world.   I am so thankful for him.  He is a perfect picture of Christ-likeness to me.



I have Feet!


Feet, as a child you use your feet, not to walk, but for other things.  Norah has just discovered her feet, aka “new toys”.

 Not only does she love to play with them, they serve a very important purpose.  When she drops a toy,  she now lifts up her feet to pass the toy to her hands.  It is the funniest thing.  They may not yet be useful in walking, but they sure are useful for something.  



A Celebrity in my house?


Yes, that’s right, we had a celebrity stay with us this week.  Steve Saint, the son of Nate Saint.  When I heard the news, I was so excited and nervous all at the same time.  He was here in Peru and we were blessed by his company and Bruce Sneed.  We only had Steve Saint for one night, it wasn’t nearly enough, but we definitely enjoyed it. 

 It was amazing to hear him tell the story of his dad and how the Lord allowed him to continue working there with his mother.  The most amazing is the part where one of the men who murdered his dad is now saved and practically his family.  He showed us pictures of his grandchildren climbing all over this man, who is now a Christian. 

 It is humbling when I think of the problems I have, or issues with people who may have offended me.  How could the Lord ever do that kind of a work in my heart when I can’t give up the bitterness I have over such small things?  

 Well, I have to say he was one of the kindest men I have met, and of course we got a picture with Norah, as she was pulling on his beard.  That was one unexpected blessing.   


Going Stir Crazy


Once you do deputation, I think you get this permanent itch to travel.  I have been within the same 5 miles of my home for two months now.  Just the thought makes me claustrophobic.  I try not to think about it.  

 While we are in Peru, every ninety days we have to leave the country.  So we got to go to Arica, Chile.  It isn’t a very big city, but it is just nice to get away and get some McDonalds and good Ice cream.  So we enjoy it.  

This time we took Norah, and we had a few days with just the three of us.  It was great, and I was ready to get home again.  No matter how much I want to get away, I am always ready to get home.