"My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials..." James 1:2
Many people have been wondering how my kids are doing since the armed robbery attack we experienced on the night of September 25. Read the following paragraphs to find out:
The night of the robbery, Isaiah woke up rubbing his eyes and walked out of his room not knowing what was going on. I called to him from the corner of the kitchen (where the men had told us to stay) and
told him to come sit with me. He had no clue what was going on. I quietly pulled him to myself and told him that some thieves had broken in and we just needed to stay out of their way. He told me later that
his initial thoughts were of anger at the men. He was angry that they were taking all of our things and that they had broken into our home. In the days and weeks following, we've had some good family talks
about how we've been feeling and I'm very proud of the way my kids have been handling themselves. They've been very honest about their feelings and have been depending on God to help them deal with
them. Isaiah has recovered much more quickly than we expected he would. God is good and He is faithful!
responded with a smile, "Back to how I normally feel...thinking about my birthday Legos!" Grandma promised she'd send him some new Lego kits in the mail for his birthday. Last week, the Lord put a new
song in his heart to play on his guitar. It speaks about how much he loves Jesus and declares that because Jesus is here, we can live happy, holy and eternal lives. It looks like things are getting back to normal
for my son!
That night, one armed man was in Amerel and Chayah's bedroom rummaging around looking for money and whatever else he could steal. I wasn't aware that Amerel was awake, but I soon heard her call,
"Mommy!" I ran to her room and pulled her over the side of her top bunk bed, ripping her mosquito net open before the man could get to her. He was shaking her bed waving his machete over the bed. One
of the female missionaries, who had followed me into the room, yanked his collar pulling him back and yelling, "She's just a child! She doesn't have any money!" Later, the next day, Amerel told me that she
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