Saturday, December 15, 2018

Snow! And Plenty of It!

On Sunday December 9th, Virginia and North Carolina had a big snow storm. Our area in Roanoke got a foot of snow! It was an exciting time for our family since we hadn't seen a snow storm since February 2007. That is almost 12 years ago! It was our youngest, Jayjay's first time to see snow. It was also the most snow our family has even seen (except for Ed who grew up in Michigan). We had a ton of fun as a family walking the snow, sledding, building a snowman, more sledding, and eating snow cream. Below are a few pictures.

First day of snow

Ed delivering home made cake to our neighbor

Braving the cold and the thick falling snow to go sledding

Winter Wonderland

The Weber boys playing with their friends

Day two of snow - beautiful day to sled

Day three of snow - building a snowman

A six-foot snowman

Saturday, December 8, 2018

December 2018 Newsletter

December 2018 Newsletter. Click on the photo to view and/or download a pdf file of this newsletter.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Thanksgiving 2018 in Kabinburi

The ladies did an amazing job preparing for the feast and decorating the church for Thanksgiving dinner. They invited the teachers at the nearby school where Liz teaches English. A few Thai friends also came. The kids sang a couple songs. We also heard the food was delicious. We miss being there with them this time, but we are thankful for the ladies that work hard to keep the ministries going.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

World Missions Conference at SBC

One of the highlights of our time in the U.S. every time we come home on furlough is the annual world missions conference at our home church. This year's theme is "The Greatest Story Ever: The Greatest Story Ever Lived, The Greatest Story Ever Shared." More than twenty missionaries from different parts of the world come to Shenandoah Baptist Church for a few days of celebration of what God is doing around the world. Missions Conference at SBC is unique in that most of our missionaries are natives of different countries. We love listening to different English accents. But more than that, we LOVE hearing the amazing stories of victories happening through the lives of the missionaries and the people they minister to. We are thankful for being part of the SBC family.

P. S. For security reasons we cannot post names and faces of our missionaries.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Thankful for Technology

Technology makes the distance a little more bearable. We were able to join in worship time at Hope Home via video call. Ed shared the devotional. We miss our family in Thailand so much but we thank the Lord for the (almost) weekly video calls.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

First Day Camp at Hope Home

Ministry is going well in Kabinburi in our absence. We thank the Lord for five ladies who are holding the fort and keeping things going. Will you, please, take a moment to thank God for them and pray for extra strength and grace as they have taken on many responsibilities while we are on furlough?

The ladies were also able to hold the first day camp at Hope Home on October 22nd to 26th. More than 30 children from the neighborhood and nearby areas came everyday for a fun time of singing, games, Bible lesson, and crafts. Click on the photo to view an album of the camp.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Fall 2018 Furlough Reporting

Fall furlough reporting in several churches began in September. It has been a blessing reconnecting with pastors and friends we haven't seen in many years. Thank you for making us feel loved and welcomed. Most of all, we thank the Lord for the opportunity to share what God has been doing in Kabinburi. 

Please email us if you would like for us to come and share at your church:

Friday, August 31, 2018

Weber Boys Now in School

Just a few days after arriving Virginia, the Weber boys are already in school. They have looked forward to this school year of being at Roanoke Valley Christian School. Darlene is getting a break from homeschooling this year and the boys will get to experience being in a regular school setting. So far they are enjoying their time at school and have made several friends already. Boaz (the middle one) joined the cross country team and loving every minute of running.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Landed in LA Safely

We praise the Lord for a safe and uneventful trip from Bangkok to Los Angeles. Darlene and Boom got through US immigration without any problems. We were met at the airport by Darlene's college best friends and spent a couple days with them in California.

We picked up our car in Fresno and drove towards east - from California all the way to Virginia. We saw some sites along the way: Route 66, the Grand Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, Meteor Site, the Blue Hole in Santa Rosa among a few. We had a great time and will cherish the memories of traveling across America. It a beautiful country and there's many more to see!

College best friends together again since 1996
(the last time they saw each other before Darlene became a missionary to Thailand)

America, the Beautiful!

One of the Route 66 stops we made

Grand Canyon

Horseshoe Bend

Home away from home - missionary house our home church provides
for their missionaries on furlough

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

See You Next Year!

Two days before we had to fly to America, we had our last dinner together with all our Hope Home family. Our hearts ache as we know how much we will miss these dear ones and many tears were shed. But our hearts are also overflowing with gratitude with the love we feel from them. The dinner table was long and LOUD! The boys and girls also exchanged love notes. Thank you, Lord, for our big family. See you next year, everyone. You are loved!

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Mommy and Girls Time

With only a few days left before we leave for furlough, Darlene spent extra precious times with our girls. There was so much laughter and silliness. The older girls went out for lunch and coffeeshop time. The little girls were able to spend the night at our home. We all agreed we will miss each other very much.

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