Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Last night in Peru

Thank you God for an amazing day. 

Friends please have patience. I will post photos soon. 

149 frogs were shared with families in Peru today.. Pictures to come.

Please keep your frogs safe until we meet again. It will be great to see how your children have grown over the Years. 

Also remember each frog has a friend in Texas praying for you.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

The Frog Ball story

Inspired by a family member who just returned from Peru....that many children can play with 1 ball. 

As I left work one day I saved a Frog Ball that had been left outside. A sample of a toy for sale next door to my salon. I put it inside since they were closed and went home for the night. 
When I arrived at work the next day I saw through the window more Frog Balls for sale. I asked if they had more and purchased all 3 the 2 new ones and the one I found outside. Wishing for more than 3 I asked if they could order more? 10 sounded like a great number so I ordered 7 to make 10. When the order arrived a few weeks later they came in 2 large boxes. We opened them and found 12. And they were on sale...buy 2 get one free. So now we have 15 Frog Balls total. Wow!

Many choose to hug a Frog Ball and send it to Peru.

Wow! Again. How do I get 15 Frog Balls to Peru? Oh yes we let the air out. Ok! Now how do we air them back up? Air pumps! What if an air pump breaks? Ok we will buy 2. The needle is small and could get lost or broken. Ok so we bought 2 packs of needles. Plus the pumps came with needles. How will the balls be stored in Peru? So we found mesh bags which hold 8 balls each. We bought 2. Thanks mom for going shopping with me. 

15 Frog Balls
2 air pumps
8 needles
2 mesh bags

Next the Frog Balls were part of the large group picture. See post from 7-17-13.

Now to let the air out. With a great helper we put the needle in and hugged them.

Now they took up less space in each suitcase. 

All suitcases arrived in Peru safely and so did we. Praise The Lord for safe travel. Amen.

So now in Peru the next order of business was to find all 15 Frog Balls, pumps, etc.  12 Frog Balls and 1 pump showed up quickly. So I started blowing up a few. I had to stop when the frogs got loose in the hotel. See post titled...."the frogs got loose in the hotel".

More Frog Balls to blow up will have to wait for the bus ride to Carabyllo. With 2 pumps, 2 mesh bags and many flat Frog Balls I accepted help. A Big Thank You to Ingrid and Nancy for adding air to 6 of the 15 Frog Balls. 

Now to write on each Frog Ball. That was little tricky on a bumpy bus ride but I managed. 

But we still were missing 3 Frog Balls. As suitcases of supplies were emptied they were found. Now to air them up. Thanks to these guys of the church who helped. 

And these ladies who made sure they didn't roll on the floor. 

Now they are ready to be given to the pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Carabyllo.

It is official The Pastor now has all Frog Balls, pumps, needles, and mesh bags as a New addition to the church. The balls are also numbered so when played with they can be counted and returned to be used by many children for a long time. But when would they be played with I wondered?

Well.....when extra children arrived Saturday for their normal bible study which was cancelled because of the medical mission the pastor thought quickly let's get a couple of the Frog balls out and let the kids play. And boy did they for over 2 hours 20-30 children and adults played a variety of games. 

Including my favorite "duck, duck, frog", also pass the ball with only your finger tips without letting the ball hit the ground. Another group was seeing how high they could make it go. 

Here the kids are passing a Frog Ball with a partner to the next set of 2. 

I would say the FROG BALLS were a hit. 

Praying these 15 Frog Balls will be more than just cute green balls but offer fun and fellowship between the children of Carabyllo and an opportunity for them to invite a friend to church to play with the Frog Balls too! Amen. 

The next time you see a frog will you think of this blog?

Friday, July 26, 2013

Day One in Carabyllo

The first of many frogs has a new home. 
F.R.O.G. spells frog and also stands for....
Each time we see a frog we will be reminded to fully rely on God. 

Translator Dinner

Last night we all had dinner together. All the visitors from Texas and the translators. We found one of our favorite translators Carmen. 

Eustace and Eleanor were guest at dinner too. Eleanor was introduced to a friend from last years visit her name is Marya. We became earthquake buddies having been through a 4.8 earthquake in 2012. 

Up early for the bus ride to Carabyllo. Breakfast at 6am. 

Lord continue to bless our journey and I thank you in advance for using me to show your love to the children in Carabyllo through these special frogs. May all children and families learn to Fully Rely On God. Amen. 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

The frogs got loose in the hotel.

Look who I found hopping around the hotel.

 Up and down the stairs. 

And even waiting for the elevator. 

They where looking for me but I was in the lobby and look what I found. A Frog Ball.

Safe in Peru

We, the frogs and I, arrived safely in Lima, Peru. We landed at 10pm. 

All suitcases made it through customs and onto the bus. 

And we all got to our hotel room at 1:11am. 

Now I am waiting to be reunited with all frogs. 

Keep a eye out for your frog. If you see it in pictures please leave a comment. 

.......more stories to come. 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

This is the day

This is the day that the Lord has made let us rejoice and be glad in it. I woke up singing this song. 

All smiles.

Here is the group picture taken last night before these special frogs where packed away safely in a suitcase for their journey. 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Less than 24 hours before lift off

We are getting excited! More frogs get to go to Peru. Group picture #2 might happen later tonight. 

Total frog head count 141. They could multiply before we land in Peru. 

Headed to "The Last Supper" (dinner with family) before getting a good nights rest and then arriving at the airport a little after noon for a 6 hour flight to Lima, Peru. 

Hugs, smiles, and Big Thank You to everyone who took part in the frogs going  to Peru. 

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

What will this day be like I wonder......

Today all Frogs had a group picture, were  prayed over, and found a suitcase to ride in for the trip.  

Thank you Lord in advance for the work you are doing through me and these frogs. 


That each frog lands in the arms of a child in Peru. And that child  will learn to fully rely on God. 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

More to the story

After a few years went by and my frogs started multiplying, I even had a shelf built to Display them, My Dad Said, "one day when you have a lot, you should do something good with them"

Currently it has been 2 years since my father has spoken. Remembering things he said in years past become even more special. 

I started noticing the shelf I had made was now full. Hhhhmmm..... Now what do I do?

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

2 weeks before

106 frogs are ready for the journey 👣 to Peru. Last year I took one Frog named Eustace. This year I 'm bringing his sister too. Her name is Eleanor. Along with many frog friends. 

I pray these little frogs 🐸 hop into the hearts ❤ of the people of Peru. 

If you have a frog 🐸 or two 🐸🐸 hopping around your house 🏠and you would like to follow your frog to Peru then drop it off at Shears 'n Action! Before the 17th of July and then check back here for pictures and stories of they journey👣