Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Back from Sudan!

Our dear friends, the Ramirez's and Jackie, just returned from Sudan this week. We had a dinner with them tonight to hear all the stories and celebrate all that God is doing there...and will do ahead. They brought us all very meaningful gifts...the kids were awesome! Sally put her african dress on right away! and of course her pink crocs...she'll be sporting this at church sunday for any of you austinstoners who want to see her in person! it is great! Thank you wonderful friends! We love you guys and are so proud of you!!

Theresa's 30th Birthday!

We celebrated my friend Theresa's 30th birthday- austin style! She just moved here this summer and we celebrated her birthday all day with austin treats and new friends! Love you theresa! Happy birthday again!!

Tawfik and his family

One of the students who came to visit karis at her birth, brought his family back for dinner. He and his wife have 4 children. Tawfik is from Lybia, Africa and his wife fromBulgaria...they are muslim. Tawfik is a student at the university. The evening wasn't quite as we'd "planned"...meaning me and stew kept having to take care of kids or answer important phone calls...but thankfully our friends, Joey and Krystal Shaw were there. We hope to have them again and truly talk more with them!