Thursday, July 24, 2014

Welcome Elijah!


We are SO excited about the arrival of Elijah Ronald Rambo!

Rejoice with us in this new life.


Elijah was born at 12:20. 6lbs 9ozs 19.5." long fingers and toes. Mom and baby doing well, still waiting to move into a room from recovery

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Getting Ready

We are getting ready. Getting ready for Elijah's arrival and doing what we can to get ready to return to Africa. Two very different tasks, but both get us excited.

Getting Ready for a New Baby

Setting up Elijah's bed


Getting baby clothes washed and into the drawers


The big brothers each picking a present to give to baby Elijah 


Packing our hospital bag


Being given a wonderful baby shower 
 

Getting Ready for our Return to Africa
 
Scott learning to ride a motorcycle since that is a more common mode of transportation in Beni, DRC
  

Scott learning French using Rosetta Stone


Checking all our travel shots and getting up to date


Ordering FOUR years of home school curriculum for our boys


Getting all our paperwork ready for a passport for Elijah 


Sharing with churches, small groups and individuals
 

Making memories with friends in the states


And as we prepare, we also wait. 
We wait for HIS perfect timing in all things.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 (NIV)

There is a time for everything,
    and a season for every activity under the heavens:

a time to be born and a time to die,
     a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
    a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
    a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
    a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
a time to search and a time to give up,
    a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
    a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
    a time for war and a time for peace.