Wednesday, August 31, 2011

USA - Trip The Last Post

Cousins and Friends

The Scott family

Ben with his dad's Uncle Rick and Aunt Phyllis. He calls them Grandpa Rick and Grandma Phyllis

David's brother Jeff at bat

USA Trip - Bible College

Ben's college room

Another view. His roommate is Tim Lossing, fellow MK from Trujillo. Ben and Tim share a bathroom with 2 other guys on the other side of the bathroom.

A view of part of the college library

USA Trip - The Third Stop

The next stop was Iowa, the last stop. David stayed with his brother Jeff and his family. We are so thankful for the hospitality. They are fun to be with and we love them dearly. This mom is also glad they are close by just in case Ben might need them.
The beautiful Mississippi River - crossing into Iowa

The "elder" Stilwell cousins. Benjamin (18), Hannah (20), and Joshua (19) These 3 love being together.

The stateside cousins. Front: Jessica, Jennifer
Middle: Josiah, Hannah, Joshua
Back: Benjamin and Joseph

USA Trip - The Second Stop

Their next stop was Hills Corners Bible Baptist Church. Ben had a desire to stop in there for a servcie and see some friends. The family they stayed with have horses and some shooting for them to do. Nice men activities. Too bad they could only stay the night.

Ben and David in the USA (the first stop)

David took Benjamin to the US to get him settled at Faith Baptist Bible College in Iowa. Their first stop was at my parents' house in Indiana.
My parents took David and Ben to this neat railroad museum/restaurant. It is less than an hour north of Lafayette.
  This picture needs no explanation!


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

First Days of School

  Rebekah is a senior this year.

Abigail is a sophomore

Jacob is in 7th grade. No more elementary grades at our house

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Final Farewell

 Last supper and RAGE game with the least for now.

 One more picture with some of the youth

 With the Edgar Oribe family

 With the Jorge Vallejos family

 I love this picture of my two boys.

 Two of the young ladies that Benjamin has grown up with.

His "mami, Rosa". They will miss each other. Ben will really miss her cooking.

 At the airport at the terminal, we are now separated by the glass.

 Some of the friends who came to the airport to say good bye.
The plane...good bye Benjamin, we love you!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Youth Group Goodbye Party

 On Saturday evening, the youth group had a surprise good bye party for Benjamin.

They played some games and had a devotional.

A good bye gift from the group...

A t shirt with a pictures of the youth group that went to the recent retreat. Very cool idea!
 On the back are the names of the youth group members.
The group and a few others..
Good bye, Ben!
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Friday, August 5, 2011

Abigail's QuinceaƱero

Now we are back to June 17 when we celebrated Abigail's 15th birthday. It was a beautiful evening celebrating a beautiful daugher.She decided to have a more informal party than her sister had 2 years ago. Enjoy the pictures by clicking the link.

Ben's Graduation

Now I am going back in time. In the past month and a half we have had 26 guests in our home. I am just now updating my blog with varios activities. This post is of Ben's graduation. Click on the link below to see several of the pictures. Our thanks to Barb Boyer for taking over 200 pictures at graduation.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Youth Retreat

Yes, I know I haven't posted in a VERY long time. I will make up for that, I promise. We have been blessed with many weeks of company and a great group of young people who just left this morning. We spent 3 wonderful days at camp for the winter youth retreat. We had 171 campers and prepared food for 180! I had the privilege of helping in the kitchen. Wow, talk about exhausting. Yet...I would do it again in a heartbeat. I am sending some pictures your way. Click on the link below to view all the pictures that we took at the retreat.