We are having a great time this week with Grandma Koopman (Bonnie's mom) visiting! She's a Seattle native so yesterday we checked out Pike Place Market as well as her old neighborhood on Lake Washington...what a cool house she grew up in and neat to hear her stories.
Sunday night she joined us for our church's Missions Dinner to raise support for our missionaries, and a great time was had by all. They creatively had both a silent auction with lots of donated items and a LIVE auction for things like babysitters, laborers, timeshares, and Gabe donated a FLIGHT in this lovely plane he's working on! Let's hope the lucky winners enjoy it!
We're so blessed to have been led to a church with an increasing focus on missions, both long and short-term. In fact, our friends the Joshuas are stepping out in faith and taking their whole family to Belize for the summer to support a church planted there. You can read more about it on their blog. So excited to see how the Lord uses them and praying for them to have peace and safety on the journey!
And a bit envious....our time will come :-)