May 3, 3014
In July, my mom, my sisters, and I will fly back to the United States to see my brother Jason, and his wife Kelly’s, first baby! Tate Walter Flora. I can’t wait to see that precious little face when I hold him for the first time. I’ll also get to meet my niece Mya for the first time! I have seen her on Skype, but that is no where near the same as being able to touch her! I can’t wait to see her clap, crawl, and hear her laugh. I am so excited to be able to spend time with Abby, Ellie, JD, and Kolby! I have missed them like crazy! God has really blessed me with an amazing family!!!!
There is NO Place Like Home…Anna, May 2013
A couple of weeks ago we went to Mokhotlong for the first time in a while. We drove to Moruti Mountain where we always go when we are going to teach the Bible to the people in the village of Makoarane. When we got there an old lady came running up the mountain to us. She asked us where we had been and why we hadn’t been there to teach. We told her that we were in America seeing our family. She said, “I thought you had forgotten about us.” We told her that the Basotho will always be in our hearts and we could never forget them. It was so awesome getting to be with the people again. I can’t wait to move there…It feels like HOME.
Anna and her Daddy
Last month when we were in JoBurg taking care of the girls medical appointments, Jimmy took Grace and Anna on a date. The girls chose the night, the restaurant, and the outfit. Dad’s instructions from Mom…show the girls how a young man should treat them on a date. 🙂 Anna chose to go the nearby Chinese restaurant. Isn’t she beautiful?
June 9, 2010
Telling a Bible Story at a Village for the First Time!
On Saturday, we go to three villages. I told the story of Jonah and the whale in all three villages. At first, I was kinda nervous, but it was fun! I like helping my parents in our ministry. Next week, I am going to tell the story of Jesus feeding the 5,000. It is one of my favorite stories in the Bible.
School is Almost Over!
April 28, 2010
School is almost over and I am so happy. The BEST thing about school being almost over is….MY BROTHER IS COMING! My big brother, Jim is coming to Africa with TK and Tyler. I won’t have to do any school while they are here and we can have fun! This year school was fun…at least some parts. This year my favorite subject was reading and my least favorite was MATH! I use to like math but this year it wasn’t too much fun…at least most of it.
April 6, 2010
Anna Mikail Flora….by Mom
She is asleep this morning, on the bottom bunk of the bedroom she shares with Gracie. When she wakes up she will follow the same routine that she follows each morning; she will make her bed, place each small stuffed animal in it’s “belonging place”, she will arrange her pillows. She chooses the clothes she will wear for the day-she is very good at color coordination which is really something because when she came home from Haiti I had to lay her clothes out each morning since she was likely to wear the strangest things together. She loves jewelry, so she will coordinate that with her clothing. She will spend a LONG time in the bathroom, personal hygiene is important to her and takes her forever each morning. Once she is dressed she will come comb out her hair. Her hair is a disappointment to her. She would LOVE to have hair like Gracie. I spend a lot of time convincing her that she is beautiful and that her hair is beautiful.
She is a helper….many times a day she asks me if there is something that she can do to help me.
She is compassionate…she hates seeing the pain of others and wants to make it go away.
She is generous…she will give her most prized possession to you if you want it.
She gets frustrated with Bekah, often.
She excels in math, hates English.
She cannot stand to be in the same room with a cat…she says that they are always looking at her.
She loves peanut butter and bananas, hates cauliflower and green beans.
She will not talk much about her family in Haiti or her life before the Flora family.
She is quiet around people, noisy at home, her best friend is Gracie, she wants to be a nurse someday…she is a deep thinker.
She is our Anna, a true gift from God.
February 17, 2010
In homeschool we are studying about pioneers in history. Mom is reading the Little House books to us. These books are some of my favorites. I love to read. In my independent reading time, I am reading a book about a girl named Mary Ellen. She is “Bound for Oregon” with her family. Today we read about Ma Ingalls letting Mary and Laura make molasses snow candy. My mom said that we could try it this winter. Each day, Mom gives a challenge of the day. We have to read the challenge and see how we can solve the problem. We have to write a paragraph in our English notebook. Here is one of my challenges and what I did about it….
A wheel falls off the wagon. There is no spare.
“Ma…Pa! The wheel is coming off the wagon!” “Oh no! What are we going to do? We can’t finish our trip unless we have four wheels. We have to get another one.”
“God, please help us…we need to get to Oregon…we have to!”
From Teresa: I chose this blog entry for Anna because it tells a lot about our little girls. When there is a problem…they all know that the most important thing to do is to take it to Jesus. Jimmy and I wondered how the earthquake and tragedy in Haiti would effect Anna. We knew that Rebekah was too young to remember the orphanage and family there, but Anna was not. We were very open with Anna. We told her that it was very possible that her biological parents and siblings had died. We prayed for them and for all of the children in the orphanage, For His Glory. If there is one thing that Anna has learned by living in the Flora family is that we can do NOTHING without Jesus. Prayer is our access to His power….
THANK YOU MISSOURI BAPTIST WOMEN!
Tonight we helped Delinda put together shepherd bags. On Saturday, we get to go into the mountains, find the shepherds, and give them the bags filled with socks, cups, hygiene items, and other really neat stuff. It is going to be so much fun! Thank you Missouri Baptist Women for helping us take Jesus to the mountains!
I love going to villages!
I love going to the villages. I always have so much fun! When Holly was here we went to a village called Phoekoeng. My mom and Holly are nurses and they helped the people in the village. I got to help measure the babies and the little kids. I want to be a nurse when I grow up. I am glad God called my family to Africa.
Going to Mokhotlong…My journal entry, October 9, 2009
I never dreamed about living in a place called Mokhotlong. It is a very long word and is hard to pronounce. When we went to Mokhotlong we got to play with the children and hand out sweets. It was fun! Then we went to a man’s house and he showed us around. the girls and I got to hold baby chicks. We went to his church on Sunday and it was very different from churches in America, but it was fun.
August 11, 2009
Anna Mikail Flora, My Autobiography
My name is Anna Flora and I am 10 years old. I was born in Haiti, January 20, 1999. When I was 5 I was sent to an orphanage and I had one sister with me. I was in an orphanage that had more than 1oo kids in it. In 2005, I was waiting for a family that would love me and my sister, and that would be kind to us, and also one that would teach us new things. In 2006, God gave me the perfect one and it was the Flora family. They loved me like I wanted to be loved. They were kind to me, they taught me a lot of new things. God gave me the best family in the whole world. I love my family very much. On February 8, 2007, I became a Christian. I was 8 years old when I became a Christian. I was so happy and my family was too. In 2008, I had my last Christmas with my family, because my parents, my sisters, and I were called to Africa. It was one of the saddest days of my life, but you have to do what God tells you to do. When God called my family and I to do mission work in Africa, we had to ride an airplane over the ocean. We had to learn about our country. We had to do a lot of things before we got to our beautiful mountains. God has been great to my family and I, He has taken us to Africa safely. He has just been good to us.
Thank You So Much….July 25, 2009
Thank you so much for all the prayers for me. I am home, almost well, and having fun. I spend my free time watching movies with my sisters, cross stitching, playing rock star, singing, and I am now writing my own song….my finger is getting better. Mom and Dad took out my stitches and they are making me exercise it 2 times a day. That is NOT fun. Dad keeps saying that we have to get my finger well because my hurt finger is the one that I will wear my wedding ring on someday. He says that he doesn’t want anyone to have an excuse not to marry me.
School here at the International Learning Center is fun! My teacher is Mr. Dustin. He was a missionary kid in Africa. He is married now and has two little boys named Nathaniel and Cole. His wife is named Julie and we got to meet them. In school we learn a lot of things. We have learned about Lottie Moon and that she had a donkey that she rode in China. I have also learned about other missionaries like us. In only 12 days we will leave for Africa. I can’t wait until we get there. I want to see the people and tell them about Jesus. Some of my friends in my school are going to Africa too. My favorite friend is Jaden. Jaden and her family are going to Africa too, but not to the same country but in the same region. That means that I will get to see her at MK camp each summer and 40/40 in Zambia. We will spend the whole month together.
gotta get to bed….house church in the morning!
I have a lot of favorite things…
My favorite food-pizza
My favorite color-blue
My favorite book-The Boxcar Children
My favorite animal-horses
My favorite song-Jesus, Take the Wheel
My favorite toy-Barbie
My favorite nephew-JD
My favorite nieces-Abby and Ellie
My favorite movie-Chronicles of Narnia-Prince Caspian
a Bible so that they could learn more about Jesus
a baby doll so that they could have something to play with
a home because I want them to be safe
a family so that they would not be alone
Merry Christmas from Anna!
The Top Ten Things I Will Miss in the US when I move to Africa…
The Top Ten Things I Want to Do When I Step Off the Plane in Africa…
Tell People About Jesus
Hold the babies that do not have a family
Climb the Mountains
Pray to God
Ride my horse
Look at the Night Sky
Talk with my Family back home
Help the people that have AIDS
Help the people that do not have homes
Teach people how to pray
Hi, My name is Anna Mikail Flora. I can’t wait until I get to Lesotho, Africa! I am so excited that I am an MK. I wish that I could take my family with me, but I know that I have to do what Jesus tells my family to do.
June 17, 2009
I am a Christian and a MK
I wonder what it would be like to be a nurse
I hear my mom singing
I see my sister dancing
I want to be a good MK
I am a Christian and a MK
I pretend that I am older
I feel happy when I share
I touch the blue, pretty sky
I worry about orphans
I cry when they don’t have anything
I am a Christian and a MK
I understand that life isn’t always good
I say I want to be a nurse
I dream of becoming a nurse
I hope God will save the orphans
I am a Christian and a MK