Wednesday, March 31, 2010

We're In The Paper Because of McCammon & Meredith

Just look at my little girl - she makes her mom proud!
Thanks again to Meredith Connelly and the students at McCammon Elementary.  You guys are awesome!

The story can be found on the Chilliwack Times website.
Here is the link if you would like to read the article.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Please God Don't Let Mommy's Hair Fall Out

We are scheduled to leave one week today and we were praying for very important things, such as:
  • travelling mercies
  • that the luggage would all arrive when we do
  • that our stuffies, crayons, teeshirts and soccer balls would not cause concern for anyone (airports)
  • and that nothing would be stolen - apparently that is a concern when you arrive in Africa.
My son had important things to pray about as well.  You see tonight was our first night of Malaria medicine and second week of Dukoral.  Dukoral is a vaccine for Cholora and other less pleasant illnesses.  Well Elijah happened to be listening to me (as all children do when we least expect it) describe side effects from our Malaria medicine.  Hair loss was one of the side effects and Elijah felt that it was important for God to know that he would like it if mom didn't loose hers.  I think it is important too! Thanks for praying everybody. :)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

How much have we recycled?

This is my truck on day when we had a full load.  Sometimes I was so packed I had very limited visiability.  Not-to-worry, I usually didn't pack it right up unless I was on my way directly to the depot ... usually. :)

So I thought I would share with you some of our recycling stats.  We have raised approximately $750 dollars through recycling bottles and cans.  That might not seem like a whole lot but it works out to approximately 11,000 items that were recycled.  In a way I feel that we have done our civic duty in picking up bottles and cans from the side of the road, parks and campgrounds and all this in 8 months.  It didn't matter if they were dirty, mucky, disgusting, flattened or cut in half we recycled them.  No can or bottle was turned down.  Thank you to everyone who did turn down other organizations that came knocking at the door, so they could save them for us.  Thank you also to those who helped us collect recyclables while they went out on their walks every day, garbage cans or even from their staff recycling. :) You guys are heros.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Such wee little ones and so precious in His (Jesus) sight.

Maula Orphan Care Centre

Check out this link to view children from Maula Orphan Care Centre in Malawi.  Sydney and I will be visiting this facility with plans to purchase the children clothing and a black board.   We also plan to give them some stuffies too.  These are a couple of the children we will be visiting.  They have already found a place of love in my heart.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Technology = hating on us this week... sooo
if you were perhaps thinking of donating to our worthy causes ha ha
Gooo to Emmanuel Internationals website...(on the side)
Press the sophisticated 'Donate Now' (button midway down their page)
Then siiiiince you love us select the 'EIC Personnel: Worthylake Darlene & Sydney: Malawi'

Gracias a su fantástica

Saturday, March 6, 2010

In The End Only Kindness Matters

That is what the sign read that was nestled in approximately 400 or so stuffies.  Thanks to Meredith Connelly and McCammon Traditional Elementary School we now have all the stuffies and teddy bears we need.  I didn't know Meredith was going to do this.  She went to the school with a request on our behalf.  To send stuffies to Africa for children who don't have any toys.  These tender-hearted children at McCammon brought in their teddy bears and in some cases, teddy bears that still held emotional attachments, so they could bless children in the orphan care centres in Malawi. 

Not only did they give but they wrote as well.  Take a minute and read a couple of the precious letters that a couple of the McCammon students wrote to boys and girls in Africa.
Thank you Meredith and McCammon Elementary.