Saturday, August 06, 2011

What are the Kane's doing?! (with pictures)

"This is how God showed His love among us: He sent His one and only Son into the world that we might live through Him"
1 Jn. 4:9

First let us start with an apology. In our websites ( history and general effort to communicate to you over the last 6 years + we have never taken a sabbatical/laps of updates as we have presently. Again, sorry!

Life for us has continued to be a bit crazy but thanks be to God things are slowly settling down and we’re gaining more and more of a normalcy or stability here at Ruth’s parents house in the separate apartment in NH. It feels really nice to be settled down a bit in that Ruth and I counted our moves in the last 2 years and we actually counted 9 different moves (places stayed at for as least a month)! These were all moves that we had to make but looking back I just don’t know how we did it.

So what have we been up to you ask?

Great question. We have been keeping busy with our visit in CA for about a month. We got to visit many family and friends and even got to drive out and visit some friends and my Mom in AZ. Although we sure wish we could have seen everyone we just didn’t have enough time. :(  After flying here to NH, I (Ben) have been doing my best to help our family adapt to life back in the States, our new living quarters and life on a small family farm.  The kids have loved being able to take care of the chickens and check the eggs. It has also been a great learning experience for me with how to take care of a farm. We are hoping to be able to raise a couple of cows for beef this winter. It's just amazing to see how God works, with this being our first time trying to raise animals, it has been such a blessing to be living with Ruth's parents and just glean from their knowledge. 

Since arriving back in the States, I was thinking, I would have to put formal ministry on hold and get a job in computers, construction, state prison officer, micro chip assembly work, or possibly a job with Indonesians in our area. But in the back of my mind I was thinking God had other plans and I just needed to wait for Him to revel himself. With this in mind someone from our church told me just last week that a job opening as a full time chaplain at the VA center (veterans home) about 40min away just opened up. We’re VERY excited about this new potential career in ministry. I have an interview this monday at 1:30. Please be praying! If I got this job it would be a huge relief on many levels for our family, not to mention the awesome opportunity I would have to share Christ with so many people at the home.

Please keep praying for us in that we are still looking for vehicles and are still trying to settle in as a family. We love you all and are so thankful for all the encouragement and support you have been to us! OK, without further a du I’ll show you some photo’s of what we’ve been doing (as promised)!

Because of His Love,
Ben, Ruth, Chloe, Gwendolyn, Adelaide, & Isaiah

Our girls LOVE riding bikes and living on a dirt road in Indonesia made it hard for them to enjoy that childhood experience. But now they can't get enough time in ridding around!

Camping is something that Ruth and I both enjoy and our girls also love. We've gone camping twice now and hope to do more later. This picture was taken last night before Chloe, Gwen and Daddy spent the night together on the front lawn. We had s’mores and watched a little kid movie in the tent before going to bed. Fun time!  : )

The girls really enjoy chickens and eggs so I built them a chicken coop! Chloe feeds them, gives them water, and collects the eggs every day. 5 chickens, 5 eggs...

This is a picture of 1 of the 3 gardens Ruth parents have at the house! We are enjoying sharing in the harvest of corn, pop corn, zucchini, summer squash, winter squash, butter nut squash tomatoes, peppers, carrots, broccoli, lettuce, green beens, water melon, brussel spouts, cabbage, cauliflower, egg plant, cantaloupe, blue berries, raspberries and more! 

Here is a picture of a small 'part' of the cow field. We are talking with local ranchers to see where we can get two yang cows to 'take care of' until next fall. You think you have a lot of lawn to mow? Ha!


Mark said...

Always good to hear (and see) from you guys. Nice header. ;-)

Glidewell Family said...

Yeah for chickens. Glad to hear your all getting tucked in. We'll pray for a job. Nice chicken coop. We hope to get chickens once we get into our new home. Sooo envious of Ruth getting to be in the North and near family. Gardening & Farming! Woo Hoo all things I love to do. I guess I could do most of it here in AZ but just not the same.