A place to keep up with the Consford family of San Augustine, Texas.

Our Lord has been so good to us.

Proverbs 16:3 "Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established."

Feb 23, 2010

Lori - our youngest child

    Lori is a precious kid.  She works hard, gives 100% in all she does, helps as much as possible, and is very sensitive to others' needs.  In other words, we are very proud of her. 
    Two years ago, Lori moved to Spokane, Washington, to teach 7th grade at Faith Baptist Church.  Spokane is only about five hours south of Kelowna, B.C.  She is close enough to visit often with Mandy and her family.  Lori felt she needed to try living on her own.  At 27 years old, we felt she needed her chance to shine. 
    The Christian school and church have taken her in and loved her like her own home church. Lori loves it there.  She loves teaching Jr. High; she loves the church, the people, and the opportunity to be on her own.  I did not get married until after I graduated from college and taught one year in our Christian School; so I could understand her feelings in the matter.
    Last year, Lori was an assistant coach for the J.V. volleyball team.  This year, she was the coach.  What fun she has had in training the girls in a sport she loves.  She had a great time in traveling around playing other teams.  The J.V. team had a wonderful season. 
    Last summer, she did not come home.  She volunteered to help a church about twenty hours north in British Columbia with their Vacation Bible.  Mandy and her girls wanted to help too.  So all five girls went to help with the VBS.  They did the decorations, the lessons, the games, and guided the church workers in the VBS.  They had a wonderful time. Faith Baptist kept her busy the rest of the summer.
    We are looking forward to spring break.  We don't know if she is planning to come home or help Mandy move.  Either way she goes, she will be a blessing.

Feb 22, 2010

Last Monday of February

I can't believe how fast February went.  We are starting the end of the month activities for the water systems.  We have to read meters, do the water samples, print the bills, and do the reports.  Buster is the on-site inspector for a new rural water system that is being put in all around the three water systems that he operates already.  He's not plumbing for another few months.  That is great because he doesn't have to lift and crawl under houses etc. while his back is getting a little much needed rest.

Mandy thinks she has sold her house in Kelowna.  Now, she needs to find another one in Ft McMurry.  Have you looked on a map to see how far north she is going?  It is way up there!!!

Laura is supposed to start her radiation treatments on her head some time this week.  The insurance is going to pay the 80%, but they haven't let the hospital know that yet.  Please pray that the radiation will take care of the cancer completely. 

Little Danny fell in Jr. Church yesterday while singing "Father Abraham."  He split his head open between the eyes.  At the Emergency Room, a doctor glued it back together.  Joe, Laura, and boys were at a Missions Conference in Arlington, TX all last week.  That boy!!  He fell in our church two weeks before and split his head open on one of the desks.  He had stitches that time.  Now, he has two places healing on his forehead.

"O give thanks unto the LORD; for He is good: for His mercy endureth for ever."  Ps 136:1

Feb 19, 2010

Our Big Snow was beautiful!

We had a beautiful snow this month. The last time I can remember a snow that was almost as big was in 1982. Since '82, we have only had a few flakes at a time. Not only was everything closed, but in some places the electricity was out. What fun we had with the three grandchildren that live next door. Our son and his family are here only for a few more months. Our son, Joe, is a missionary to Ivory Coast, West Africa.