Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Family Update Sept 2016

We have officially found our groove here on Maui and in YWAM. Schooling for the kids has been great. Jennifer is continuing to home school and has partnered with a CO-OP home school program which is shared among 24 families. It is great for our kids to have a school experience with other kids their age. Jennifer (and all Moms involved) share the teaching responsibilities for the various classes. She also meets weekly with a few of the YWAM staff girls for discipleship.

Our family has adopted a great dog named Noble. We adopted him from a rescue center and he has quickly stolen our hearts and become a part of our family. This is the first dog our family has ever had. Because of our lifestyle of constant travel, we have never been in a situation to adopt a dog before. Now that we have settled, our kids will have the great childhood memories of dog ownership.
Peter has continued his role on YWAM Maui as base Operations Director but has been teaching in the Discipleship training schools as well. He's had amazing opportunities to help disciple and send these students and staff to other countries including China.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Lord used a penny

Levi's Surgery Story
 On Sept. 23 Levi accidentally swallowed a penny while playing. We talked to the doctor and he said it should be fine to let it go through naturally. Just a few days later Levi had a regular doctors appointment scheduled and the doctor said since we are there let's do a X-ray and see how the penny is doing. We saw the penny and the visit was over. The next morning the doctor called us up and said he(doctor) was so focused on the penny he didn't see something very serious until now. He wanted Levi back in right now. Levi has Congenital cystic lung disease (the same thing Makena had at birth He is operating on 1 lung. Levi's right lung is completely collapsed. They almost did a emergency flight to Oahu(big city island) for an operation that day but after seeing how Levi is living with out distress right now they discharged us for a regular surgeon consultation on Oct 16th. After seeing the surgeon they have set the surgery dat for Dec.16th. He will be in the hospital there for 3 to 7 days and then will have another month recovery time and observation if no other complications come up.
If Levi hadn't swallowed that penny,  we might have never have seen it until it was an emergency. We feel really blessed that the Lord would watch over us like this. We would really appreciate your prayers for Levi and us.