Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Missions Week at the Davis'

A few weeks ago we spent time with Adam's family who are missionaries to iles de la Madelaine
off the coast of Quebec. Then, I introduced you to the Edgerton family who are going to be headed to Haiti in October. Now, let me introduce you to the Slawson family. Our church supports this great family in their missionary efforts in St. Petersburg, Russia. Their specific mission is to the families of disabled children. They are in the process of learning how to live and speak as a Russian. Their little Isaiah has Spina Bifida.
The above picture is not so flattering of me since I, once again, was caught talking. But, the other picture caught Cristy with her eyes closed so I deferred to this one instead. We had a grand time playing in the pool with Isaiah and Brown Sugar. Cristy has visited my blog for quite a while now and has left a few comments. I always know when she has been visiting because I believe she is the only one that views my blog from Russia!
Isaiah actually smiled at me!
Thomas, Cristy and little Isaiah. These dedicated parents have a lot of things on their plate. This little guy takes a lot of work and at the same time they are learning Russian and trying to cultivate a life in St. Petersburg. We were incredibly blessed to meet them.
One of our dear friends, the Schroeders, opened their home to the Slawson family. This is no surprise. This is the same family that my parents stayed with for two months! They had us all over for dinner and a picture.
Isn't technology great? We found out that the Slawson family also loves Tim Hawkins youtube videos. They shared a few of their favorites via their phone! This is all of the kids looking for the best view of the video. If you would like to learn more about Thomas and Cristy's ministry you can visit Siberian Grits.
On Saturday Goose went on a trip back to the city with the Slawson family. Since missions are so important to our family it really is no surprise that I have two children that believe they are bound for the mission field. Goose, being one of them, is hopefully gleaning a lot from these many missionary families that we have been able to surround ourselves with. The only family that would have rounded out our missions week would have been the Lodi family ( dear high school friend of mine) who work with Gospel for Asia. We hope to see them soon.


Fruitful Vine Lady said...

What a treat to have these guests visit with you. I'm sure you were all blessed abundantly. I don't know if you caught my comment a few posts ago, but we had the Adams at our house on Saturday for dinner. We had a great time meeting them and visiting with them. We didn't want them to leave. Know that we are praying for you in our house. Much love to all of you. The young ladies in our church are still holding onto hope that Boo will come to visit this fall.

Joy said...

Oh how nice... it looks like you had a very nice time. :-)

godlover said...

It looks like everyone had a great time. One thing I've noticed in your blog is the abundance of smiles. Everyone is always smiling. What a great testimony to our Savior!


Lianadrea said...

Oh my word!! You know the Adams?? I am in the same OBCL class with Issac and Austin. Actually at this moment they are sitting right behind me, so I turned around and asked if they know the Davis. How cool!!
Matthew M.