Thursday, November 27, 2008

We are SAFE!

Several people have been concerned about us with the current terrorist seige in Mumbai. We want you all to know that we are safe! However, there are many children in our school who are from Mumbai, and we have several friends living in Mumbai. Please pray for all of them!

We hope that all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! We are not having a big get-together this year because of crazy schedules (things don't slow down around here for our favorite holiday!). But Ryan is really craving pumpkin pie, so I think he will go down to the market today and get one (a pumpkin, that is). Nothing around here is ever easy. We did buy ourselves a food grinder/juicer for Christmas, so that will come in handy. It will also be good for grinding up the cinnamon bark that Ryan ordered the other day (note to self: order ground cinnamon, not just cinnamon).

Thank you especially to those of you who have emailed, posted on our blog, and called us recently (Samuel & Jessie!). We love you, and miss all of you!

I'll close with a prayer from Brenna from last night... "Dear God, thank you for calling my family to India. Even though I didn't want to come, and sometimes I don't like it here, I know it was the right thing to do."

And one from Addie, "Dear Jesus, thank you Nanny and Papa come mine house again. Thank you for Jesus. Amem."


the Hampton's said...

We are so glad to hear you are safe! I actually googled how far Mumbia is from ooty yesterday. We will be praying for you guys and the country you have grown to love! Also, Johnny made pumpkin pie last night..and it was good..but it was no Ryan Ketchum pumpkin pie-I am sure yours will be incredible, made with real pumpkin..none of this Libby's junk!
Love and miss you all so much! Happy Turkey Day..gobble gobble!

eric and alicia said...

we are happy to hear you are safe...and oh my word, your girls are just precious. We're praying for you guys!

Kendra said...

Sure miss you all and I am so glad to hear you are ok and safe, and will continue to pray for your friends and the children's family and your school.
I hope you had a great thanksgiving!
Tell the girls I say hi and miss them as I do you all!

Reiter family said...

Hey family! I loved the girls prayers! Perfect - made me smile and made my aunt heart so proud! Hey we're sending your Christmas gift out tomorrow - yeah, finally! Sorry it took so long! Hopefully it will get there all in one piece. Love you all -Cherie

bboy said...


Hey I was just looking for some updates on how you're doing and found your blog! Very good to hear how things are going. I hope you had a good Christmas and New Year as well... however you'll be celebrating it!

P.S. - somewhere along the way your NNU e-mail stopped working. Could you send me a new e-mail where I can contact you? Thanks!

jkpearsall said...

Hey, all - glad to hear that you are (were) well and trust that is still the case. Christmas around College Church just wasn't the same without the Ketchums.

All is well in the Pearsall clan - all of the boys were home for Christmas - Nikki was ecstatic!! TJ will graduate in May, and Chad is off to Peru for summer 2009 to do prelim work for Extreme Nazarene Peru.

Hug each other for us!!

- Joel