Friday, January 12, 2007

Please, no more meetings -- for now!

Yes, they are still coming down today. The water continues to pour over every bucket and the piles of debris climb higher and higher. Progress for sure.

Today was one of those days where we went from meeting to meeting to meeting and then another final meeting! I am just about meetinged out -- if that's a word! :)

This morning we were meeting with women from Katrina Aide. I am going to do the training required to become a licensed case manager. We are already doing the work but it seems that piece of paper can really open doors. Thank goodness it can be done online!

From there we learned that Project Recovery will be having their weekly meetings here at The Refuge. This is a great bonus for us. We have worked so closely with them and also consider most of them to be our friends. Remember, they are trained counselors who literally walk the streets going door to door to see how people are doing! What angels!

This afternoon continued with "tapping resources" for Mike and Faye's speed build. We got some great leads. Also an update with them. Mike was to have gone into the hospital yesterday to have the dye run through his leg to locate the blockage and hopefully save his leg. Even though he had been off of his blood thinning medicine his blood was still too thin so he is rescheduled for tomorrow --- his birthday!!!!! And today was the first anniversary of Faye's mother's death! Like I said, PRAY for them!

This evening we attended our first "class". I don't think I have mentioned that Monty and I are going to school, one night a week for the next 6 months, to become licensed missionaries. You can check out the whole thing at and see what it's all about. God lead us right to this school and of course, it was perfect for us. The orientation was this evening and it was full of power and enthusiasm. Monty is especially glad that he and I can work on the homework together and he won't have to do the typing!!! :) Please pray for us as this will help us continue the calling God has placed on our lives.

The only disappointing thing of the day was that we missed seeing our Convoy of Hope directors who flew in from headquarters in Missouri. We were on our way to class and weren't able to see them as they were headed back north. To Paul and Carey, sorry we missed you. Come back soon and thanks for ALL you do to keep this rebuilding of lives going!!!

Oh --- to my mom --- thanks for the box!! And yes, it's tough to realize I am not 20 years old anymore and have the achey bones and joints! I love you all!!!!

To Joyce --- THANK YOU for sharing your testimony! Come back and see us when you can!

Until tomorrow ..... Susan and Monty

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