Celebration!

A fun and beautiful day for our Josh's 8th birthday!

Isn’t life fun?  I mean really?! We have so many reasons to celebrate, each breath, each new day, each year, sunshine, challenges, hopes, dreams, and a living God who loves us so much.

This weekend we celebrated our boy turning 8! So much fun to watch him grow, watching him laugh, love life, enjoy, create, and explore.  What a treasure, what a gift.

Josua Nabati, loving life. 🙂

Goofin' off

With the party, the sleepover, presents and loads of love it was a full and wonderful weekend.

Fellowship Update

We had a wonderful time of fellowship on the 18th for our first prayer meeting!  We met with my parents, and our family friend who lead worship and prayed with us.  It was wonderful gathering with family, coming into the presence of our King together and sharing about our vision and the process we are in.  I can’t wait for the next meeting!

SO… Friday, May 4th, is our next planned gathering.  We hope to see you there, it will be an honor and a blessing to have you.  7:30-9, be there or be square 🙂

 

“Give thanks to the Lord, call on His name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted. Sing to the Lord, for he has done glorious things; let this be known to all the world.  Shout aloud and sing for joy, people of Zion, for great is the Holy One of Israel among you.”    Isaiah 12:4-6

Celebrating Him,

Tia, Haley, 8 year old Josh, Jr, Maia and Nacanieli


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Monday, Monday

The start of another new week! I can’t believe it; feels like time is slipping through my fingers.  🙂

It was a great weekend, fast, but great.

The three biggers (Josh, Jr, and Maia) had a sleepover at Grandma and Grandpa’s house with the new puppies, Bailey and Lulu. (Grandparents puppies, not ours!) They played games, ate good food, had baths in a bathtub (which is very important and they do it every time because we only have a shower!), and woke up extremely early for a whole day of play before 10.  This equals happy and exhausted Grandparents, and happy/grumpy boys returning home.  They literally tire themselves out having so much fun. Love, Love, Love Grandma and Grandpa xoxo

Sunday was a big day for me, I had a chance to share briefly with our church family at City Life Fellowship about our move to Hawaii and YWAM.  I was super excited and wanted to be eloquent and exact and powerful…. and I was a deer caught in the headlights. LOL! I sat down feeling a little silly, like I had rambled and made no sense, but apparently that wasn’t the case.  I had some nice feedback, and more importantly felt strongly to just let it go and Trust that the Lord had His way.  Which He always does! It’s not about me! Hooray!

Our next big event?   Josh’s 8th Birthday!!!!! (April 22)  We are so blessed by this wonderful boy.  He’s growing and changing so much.  He’s full of silliness, laughter, smiles, questions, kindness, vision, and something I can’t quite put my finger on… maybe it’s just a becoming, a small knowing of who he is in Jesus.  What a great thing 🙂 And I have to say, as much as he gets fed up being the oldest, he is really great with his brothers.  So, so, proud.  Can’t wait for the party 😀

We are looking forward to this Wednesday night and our first prayer meeting, to which you are enthusiastically invited! Please come! 7:30 to 9 for prayer and fellowship, focusing on the move and this journey 🙂 

Ephesians 2:10  For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Praying blessings over your week and all that God has prepared for you to do!

Lolomas, Tia, Haley and THE BOYS (ha!ha!ha!)

 

 

Extra! Extra! Read all about it!

What a week! We are mostly, finally, almost completely, over being sick! Hooray!

It’s Good Friday and a day off for the “olders”, who are just chillin’, enjoying their freedom from schedule. I am too, they played with Naca from 7 to 8 and I got to stay in bed. He!He!He! Maia went off to school with his adopted family and we’ll see him in a couple of hours.

We received a phone call yesterday from Chong Ho Won, at the University of the Nations in Kona.  He is the head of the IT department where Tia is applying to be on staff.  To sum it all up, we’re in! Tia will be giving him a call back this afternoon and I can’t wait to hear about it!  It just makes it all the more real 🙂 Tia is ready to fly off tomorrow, of course he’s not, but I totally get it.

This week as we’ve been praying about our journey, considering all the details on the table, I began to feel a bit frustrated.  No direction, no purpose.  Why am I going again? I mean me, personally. I finally asked my husband, wise and submissive wife that I am (wink, wink), what he thought.  After throwing out tons of options, for my benefit because he knows how badly I want to be on staff, he said “Do nothing”.  WHAT!!!!!!!!??????? Which of course I knew already in my heart was exactly the answer.  And I won’t be doing nothing, just like staying home here does not mean I do nothing.  I will be a walk beside, support, helping hands, filling in, building relationship, caring for baby, praying, behind the scenes, wife, mother, undercover floating staff, without the commitment that might throw me right over the edge of way too much on my plate! And I’m at peace.  It’s funny how God and my husband seem to know me better than I know myself, well God is a given, but even Tia.  What a gift.

And as for the boys, we are still praying about where they’ll go.  There are different options for them on the base that all cost money, which is not the issue if that’s where God intends for them to be.  There is also public school and some charter schools in the area.  So like I said, we are praying.  The schools begin at the end of August, just like in CA, so we’ll be leaving at the end of July to get us there in time to settle and play a bit before another school year kicks in.  It’s all inching closer day by day 🙂

Pray with us!         For continued guidance in every aspect of this journey.  For ears to here and eyes to see just what He is doing! For finances, for the moving and for the living! Pray for a smooth and fun transition for our family, like jumping in the river at one point and getting out at another 🙂 For people to catch the vision of what God is calling our family into, and for us to be good vision casters!

Join us!          We are inviting YOU to be a part of our team.  We are building a network, a community, a family of people, to be our support, our intercessors, our accountability, our encouragement.  Most of all we are inviting people to be a part of this mission, this sending out to reach the nations, to impact people and communities with the Love of Christ, for the the furthering of His Kingdom, for the fulfillment of the Great Commission! God has called us each to work in His fields, we are all on a mission.  Maybe this opportunity to join with us, the Rakadrudru family, is a part of your mission 🙂 We believe so!

Open house, April 18th, 2012 – from 7:30 to 9:00     We look forward to sharing our hearts, hearing from the Lord and hearing what He is saying through you! Please come! 

while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Have a blessed Easter weekend! He Is Risen!