Author Archives: Faye Mama

Hurray for our God!

He made Hannah.
And Hannah makes us Happy!
Happy birthday, Hannah!

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I just tried to put up about five video clips from the Rivendell Reunion that I thought you all might enjoy seeing, but I had a hard time making them work. Maybe next time we are together we can look at them.

God is so good.

Isaac, this was an amazing story and an amazing unexpected provision. God is so good. We will certainly be praying for you as you adjust to a new work place. He is taking such wonderful care of you and Hannah and Elsa!

A Hard Day’s Night and Happy Birthday to Elizabeth!


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Is it even sensible to wish a happy birthday to someone who is working two full time jobs simultaneously?

I don’t know if it’s sensible but I do very much wish you happiness, Elizabeth! May God grant you a little rest on your birthday, grace and strength to get through the next few weeks, and joy in your new job and the new life before you in this coming year.

What an explosion of creative forces God put into action when He brought you forth on this day ” a few years ago” ! We are all blessed through you. We are so thankful for you, Elizabeth, and love you so much.

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY even in the midst of your crazy hard day’s night!

Rivendell Reunion

The Place

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A Few of all the Precious People
















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Treasured Classics








Quiet Moments





A Family

 A picture of the mysterious wonderful eternal

Body of Christ,

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He who began a good work in us will complete it…     Pressing On….

God is so good.


Hello, Villa Caprice!

How wonderful. CONGRATULATIONS!   I’m so glad God brought you all the way through the closing and wrapping up of all that effort before the little baby.

I love it. Grandma is here visiting for 10 days. I just showed her the video clips and photos of the inside of Villa Caprice and she loves it too. Can’t wait to see it when it has been Isaac and Hannah Hakified.

Blessings on you! Praying and waiting with you day by day.

We had a lovely visit with Andy Pense and his wife and three children (Pregnant with #4) yesterday from 3 thru 9 PM. Sweet people. They would love to see you all and were interested in all your lives.

PRAY for Baby Bumpina’s safe arrival and Luke’s trip at 4:00 AM tomorrow to Krin Krin

Luke, after quite a strange fluctuation in plans, and God’s good kind intervention, and the kindness of the school principal Luke has been serving under,  is finally settled on leaving with four of the older teen guys from the orphanage for the six hour bus ride to Waspam,  an overnight there by the river, and catching a local Indian man with a dug out canoe to take them ten hours up the river to Krin Krin. He’ll be staying a little over a week with the Lee family up there. Please pray for safety, a good time with the guys he’s going with, rich fellowship with the Lees, and general fruitfulness of the whole adventure.   Luke put up a new post on Treasures in Jars….

I’m home alone with my two little girls while Dad is working like mad in a cold, water-less, empty house up at Rivendell for a few days. He’s doing needed repairs before putting it up with real estate person. Now I’ll be the one hearing the creaks and bumps in the night, Becky. 🙂 Hope Kevin made it home safely to you and the kids. We enjoyed our brief visit last night and seeing all the fun pics and video clips of your very beautiful and fun children!

Grandma is coming to stay for a week and a half or so, I”m so excited. I got her room rearranged and all cozy today. The girls are very excited about having her here.

So much that has to happen before all the lovely summer plans and times to see and be with you all!

PRAY FOR HANNAH AND ISSAC!  I’m on tenterhooks waiting for a phone call from you, Isaac!

(Today was Anneliese’s due date. Maybe those two little second cousins will share the same birthday. 🙂 )

Happy BIrthday Joel

Happy Birthday, Joel! I’m so thankful to have you as a brother-in-law. I’m praying for you and your family.                                                                                                                                                                                                       Thinking of you,                                                                                                                                                       Elsie

Thankful for His goodness on birthdays and eveyday

On March 12:  I thanked God particularly for you, Jesse.May you, Jesse, have a blessed happy fruitful next year of life.

On March 13’th:  I gave thanks particularly for you, Joel. May you, Joel, have a wonderful blessed year ahead.

Everyday: I am so thankful for Steve, Jesse, Elizabeth, Nessa, Tobin, Kevin, Jessica, Sadie, Orlando, Katie, Joel, Talia, Micah, Lorena, Caelyn, Silas, Becky, Radman, Judah, Sienna, Noel, Isaac, Hannah, Mrs. Franklin, Luke, Liesl, Elsie, Elaina, my mama, my brothers, and sisters, nieces and nephews, neighbors, cashiers at Walmart, and all the people and all the world around me and all the good gifts God has abundantly bestowed and redeemed! Why is He so incomprehensibly kind to us?

Happy 6’th birthday, Orlando!

Happy Birthday to a boy

who is bursting forth,

shooting up,

and going somewhere great! Orlando climbing a ladderWe love you, Orlando!


Grandalf and Grandma Cookie and Aunt Elaina and Aunt Elsie.