|On December 11, Marie had the opportunity to go with a group from our church to Boone, NC to help at the Samaritan's Purse Processing Center (Operation Christmas Child). On the way back home, a deer hit our van. Thankfully, no one was hurt and a man from our church offered to drive the van back to our church. We are thankful it was still drivable! Thank you, Lord, for your protection!
We also have had problems with our dryer since we moved here almost 4 years ago. Long story short, a family bought us a brand new dryer! The Lord continues to provide.
The theme of our newsletter from a few months ago, "Plans change," came into affect the Saturday before Christmas. We were planning to go to Georgia to visit Marie's family for Christmas, but Marie began a fever and we found out several days later it was COVID. Thankfully, Derrick and the kids have stayed well! While Marie was quarantined in her room, Derrick did an amazing job of cooking, cleaning, and taking care of the kiddos. Martha and Jeff dropped off some delicious soup, and Derrick's parents dropped off so much good food too! Marie is getting better every day.