Bekah said..."Mom, I just can't stop smiling!"
Bekah has finally lost her first tooth. She wiggled and wiggled, and finally the dentist had to pull it when the permanent tooth had no room to grow in. She was a little afraid at the dentist, but the fear didn’t last for long when the dentist popped the tooth out. Everytime she passed a window, mirror, or a person on the streets of S.Africa she smile, an overly large smile, just hoping that someone would notice her missing tooth!
The Wedding…by Bekah Flora
New News from Rebekah . . .
Rebekah has informed her mom: “You can’t do this!”
“You can’t do this because you aren’t black. Only black people can carry buckets on their heads.”
Preaching in Lesotho…I’m the Only One Who Knows the Language
July 22, 2009
Today, while I was working in the kitchen I heard Rebekah talking VERY loud. She was standing near the dining room with her bible in one hand and a toy microphone in the other. She was speaking part “Sesotho-her version” and part English. Her message went something like this…God is powerful…click…click…God knows everything…jibberish…jibberish…God hates sin…click…click…God keeps His promises…pretty good theology for a 5 year old. Not sure what’s up with the glasses.
Missionary, Rebekah Joy
Bekah is funny….Most of the time.
Rebekah says some pretty funny things. We have traveled so many miles lately that EVERY time we get in the car she wants to know if it will be a “long time”. She has adjusted pretty well to our new life. Sometimes when we are looking at pictures of Abby, Ellie, and JD and our other “brothers and sisters” she gets really quiet and turns away. She asked me this week when she would get to play with Abby and Ellie again. It is hard for her to understand the concept of time. She has no idea what 3 years means or 3 days for that matter. Yesterday, we gave the security guard here at the cottage where we presently live, a plate of American style dinner. Bekah said, “Mommy, you are nice.” Our prayer for Bekah and her sisters is that even though moving away from our family and friends has been the hardest thing we have ever had to do, the girls will see us “live” Jesus before them. Who knows, when Bekah grows up maybe she will follow Christ to the ends-of-the-earth.
Bekah’s Dollhouse…first floorBekah’s dollhouse…2nd floorBekah’s dollhouse…3rd floor
Dec 2, 2010…today Bekah went to Mokhotlong with her dad. They left the house at 4:30am and she was in a great mood, looking forward to traveling alone with her dad. I gave her last minute instructions that included the following: it is your responsibility to tell dad to slow down, watch those donkeys, be careful, LOOK OUT FOR THAT ROCK! Those are my duties when we travel together. Jimmy had to make a quick trip to Mok to pay our security guard, Halijoe. There was no way around it. We have no other way to get money to him. While Bekah and her dad were gone, the girls and I spent the day completing one of Bekah’s Christmas presents. Her dad made her a dollhouse and the girls and I were the interior decorators. We sewed up some curtains, bedspreads, upholstered a chair, made a couch and a few throw rugs. Her house has a kitchen, living room downstairs-a bedroom for the family on the second level-and the third floor has room for the bathroom and the recording studio. She even has an attic on top for storage. We called dad a little while ago and asked if we could give her this Christmas gift early. He said yes and we are waiting anxiously for Bekah to come home. The internet connection is really slow today, when it is better we will post a picture or two of Bekah with her dollhouse.
Sometimes, Mom and Dad bring babies home...and I get to love them!
There are a few things that Rebekah doesn’t like and she has no problem telling you about them. Here is a list of things she doesn’t like…
“when Gracie pinches me”
These are the things that Bekah likes…
Rebekah is 5 years old. She has made the adjustment of living at the International Learning Center and really loves her new school. In Bekah’s school the teachers are all missionary kids. Big ones. They are wonderful. Bekah is learning so much. Each day the class studies a new country. Each country studied is a country that one of the missionary kids from this orientation group is going to. Bekah’s friends are going to Malawi, South America, Europe, and several countries that are a secret…these countries are not open to the gospel. Several of her friends are going to Africa with us, not to Lesotho, but to other African countries. Many of them will be at our orientation in Zambia. Bekah seems to not mind the suitcases in every room, eating at the cafeteria, mom and dad being in class all day, and all the talk about moving again. Please pray for Bekah as our next move is coming very soon. In her young little life she has moved from Haiti to Springfield to Virginia…and now to Africa.
Packing my bags…
I am going to put these things in my suitcase headed for Africa…
Box of lunch food
My Best Friend, and Me
Hi, My name is Rebekah Joy Flora. I am 4 years old. I am a “little kid.” I am from Haiti and my name was Dawencia. I am going to “Salutooo Africa” with my family. When I get there I am going to play with my new friends. I will be with Mommy, and Daddy, and my sisters. I am going to get there “with an airplane.” “I am happy to go, but I will miss Abby, and Ellie, and JD, and Sara, and Jim, and Josh, and Stacy, and Jason, and Kelly, and Granny, and Xavier, and Uncle Stacy, and Aunt Codi, and Uncle Wes, and Rachel, and Andrew, and Mama, and all my family, and all my friends at my church.”
If I could give the little children in “Salutoo” anything for Christmas, I would give them…
- a teddy bear
- a doll
- a movie…”I love trucks”
- a bear outfit
- and an outfit for Halloween…maybe a zebra or lion outfit
February 7, 2011
I liked the wedding. I liked the dancing. I liked the bride, she was pretty. I liked the whole wedding. The End