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I'm just living life

Not much going on here worth blogging about, just living life.

We did have missions conference last week, it was good and the church promised 400 kuna or 85 dollars to missions. Our church supports national preachers who work with missionaries on the field. So far we have supported a man in Romania, Albania and Hungary. The man in Romania isn't in the ministry and sadly we have to drop the man in Albania so we have money to find another. Our church is looking to find a national in Ukraine, Russia, Moldova or some other Slavic country. I'll be getting in touch with some missionary friends and hopefully we'll be supporting a new national preacher soon.

We're getting ready for Thanksgiving here in Croatia. Okay so Croatia isn't getting ready but we are. This will be one of the first years that we are all alone for the holiday. We are staying home, not that we have anywhere to go anyhow, we are the only IFB missionaries in this part of Europe for several hundred miles.

Yesterday we went to Hungary to get out Thanksgiving goodies. So now we have our turkey, and the ingredients for the dressing and broccoli and cheese casserole, after a several hour hunt for celery. Usually here in this part of Europe they don't use the celery but only the root, which is hard and white and not at all good when filled with cream cheese. Anyhow, almost everything is purchased and the cooking can begin on Thursday. Actually we are celebrating Thanksgiving on Friday since we have church and soul-winning on Thursday. Also the Cowboys(America's Team) play on Thanksgiving and if we wait until Friday we can watch the Cowboy game the time when it is usually on in the states and it'll be just like having Thanksgiving at Nanny's house. Our sweet Nanny passed away a few months ago so Thanksgiving won't be the same in the states anyhow. Okay....I'm rambling now, so I better move on.

We are anxiously awaiting our first snow, it's teasing us. They say it's coming and it hasn't yet but it's 0 and even below so it's prime temperature for the white wonder.

Here are a few short videos I took of the kids the other morning;

After a brief lesson...

I have a few projects on my sewing table waiting for my attention. I'm making crayon rolls for our national pastor's kids and a few checker boards for some friends. I have some of the rolls cut out I just need to clean of my sewing table so I can get productive.

Anyhow, that's about it, I think. Let me see..... family, school, cooking, cleaning, soul-winning, church, blogging, crafting......yea that's about it!


  1. The chicken chasers were great!! I loved the videos.

    Have a great Thanksgiving. Think of it like least you don't have other families coming that you're stressed out about entertaining....ughh...I've never hosted a Thanksgiving dinner...and doing it for the first time on the mission field without ingredients I'm used to is very intimidating.

    Relax and enjoy yours with your precious family.

  2. It was great to see your kids in the videos! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I'm thankful I've been able to reconnect with you via the Internet. I'm praying for you work there in Croatia.

  3. So, who do those chickens belong to? I guess they are really free-range chickens!

    your children and dog are very sweet. Hope you have a very happy Thanksgiving.
    We will be watching and rooting for America's team too,

  4. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving together as a family!

    Loved the videos~Too funny ;)

    Hope you get all your projects accomplished too~I know what you mean about nothing to blog about :D I have been sick and lets just say NO ONE wants to hear about that (lol)

    Have a great day!

  5. Anonymous8:58 AM

    Thanks for the update, I've been wondering how you're doing.

    We usually travel to be with family for Thanksgiving but this year we're staying home. This will be the first time in our almost 17 years of marriage that I will be cooking Thanksgiving dinner. It will just be the two of us but we're actually looking forward to a peaceful day filled with delicious food, football and thankful hearts. (o:

    Blessings Tori to you and your sweet family.


  6. I'm glad you get to have your Thanksgiving during the Cowboys game - although we aren't Cowboys fans! ;) Lived there and heard too much about the players! LOL

    I'm thinking about making those crayon rolls for my Sunday school kids. I would only need two!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just a few days away! We are going to be with my husbands family this year. By the way...we always watch football in the afternoon too:)

    Wel anyway, I hope that you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


  8. as a Seahawk can guess who I will be cheering for..
    Happy Thanksgiving you and yours for serving over there..on behalf of our Saviour...
    You are a blessing to me.

  9. Tori, I will be praying for you on Thanksgiving morning. People just don't think and realize how hard some parts of ministry and especially MISSIONARY life is. Thanks for opening my eyes to it. I will pray along with you that God will send forth laborers to help your family in that area!

  10. I hope the Cowboys win for you guys. Also your dog does what my dog does when I tell him to roll over. He goes in a complete circle then rolls over. Beautiful dog!!! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!

  11. Oh I pray you and your family have a WONDERFUL thanksgiving together Tori!!!
    I love the vidoes... how neat you all have chickens just running around wild like that...
    I should post about our two new family pets.. yes, you guessed it . Chickens.. so I giggled cause I thought, she is running them out, I would be trying to keep them in LOL
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  12. Happy Thanksgiving to you all! :)

  13. Jessica loved seeing Hannah in the videos! Thanks for posting them :)

    Wishing you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving!

  14. Hey,
    I just now got caught up on your blog. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Enjoy reading your blog as usually.


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