Hello Friends and Family!
This past week have been somewhat challenging but very blessed indeed. I (Naomi) have been helping out with the last few days of the Kids Camp. This week was “palm week”, so we learned about how to climb a palm tree (not recomended for the children!), how to make fishes out of palm leafs (neat!), and someone even showed us how to crack open a coconut using only natural tools such as rocks and a sharp stick!
My mom and Joe took a weekend to get away by themselves to an air-conditioned (Whoo hoo!) hotel to celabrate thier birthdays, which are both in August (: They thoroughly enjoyed this time together and even got cold in the room! Funny how you take things like that for granted when you live in the northwest. Hehe. Also while they were away, they tried snorkelling! For my mom, not being much of a “water baby”, it was a little hard for her to put her face under the water and breath, but she soon adapted and had fun seeing all the colorful variety of fish. A great experience for both of them.
While they were away, it opened our dorm room up for our dear friends Micheal and Shari to stay in for a change of scenery. And THAT opened it up for me to have a sleep over in THIER room, where i was able to be with my good friends the Lienau girls (-: Yeah!! Thank you Lord!
Last weekend i went to a large sandy beach that had really clear waters. Because it was sandy on the bottom, there wasn’t really any fish to see unless you went further out in the water where the coral was or over by some rocks. So i had fun searching for shells underwater. I found some interesting ones! And i saw a sea turtle, which is always a treat (: Love, Love, Love snorkelling and swimming underwater. While i was in the water, it made me think of a picture we used to have in our bathroom in our old house, of a typical Hawaii scene; palm trees, white sand, and that really clear water. I always would think, man it would be so fun to swim in that water! And now, Jesus blessed me and let me be in that water… He’s so good! God is so happy to bless us…we just have to wait on His timing.
We are all looking forward to seeing everyone when we get back. We miss our friends and family, our church, and also the cool weather… though i do love the summer-ness here. Its always happy and not dreary. Thank you Lord for this blessing of staying in Hawaii. See all y’all soon! (BTW, happy birthday MOM!!!)