Our October Life in Photos
While everyone back in the States is drinking pumpkin spice lattes, going to homecoming games in sweaters and kicking the falling leaves, we're sweating it out during the hottest month of the year. It's a dry heat and it cools down a little at night but getting through 98 degree days without without air conditioning. It's too hot in the afternoon to do very much but take a couple of cold showers and work in front of a fan. It's pretty hot for sleeping too.
|Ethel is so good when the kids bring their extra siblings|
|Things are a little sweaty...|
|The girls are a little easier to photograph!|
L to R, Joy, Hellen, Janet, Prudence, Ethel
|Seriously, can I get everyone smiling at once? Is that too much to ask?|
L to R, Mark, Benson, Emmanuel, Lucas
|SOOOOO much laundry!|
|The kids invent games like marble war. Prudence and Joy are best of friends... when they're not fighting.|
|Prudence and Joy are best of friends... when they're not fighting.|
We are hoping to raise money for two important things for our safety and sanity. One is a vehicle with more than 8 seatbelts. Our backroad drives to school are manageable for for a family of 11 in our Prado (which used to feel so huge!) but it's dangerous for the kids and for keeping our vehicle in good shape. Secondly, for our sanity we're hoping to add on a bathroom and bedroom as we feel like this situation is possible permanent. Eleven people and 2 toilets is a pretty rough time, especially if there is a bug gong through the house. We've had some close calls running to the Ripley Center! Pray that God would provide what we need to support the large family! He is doing a pretty amazing thing with all these kids!