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Feliz Navidad!

Feliz Navidad Feliz Navidad Feliz Navidad Prospero Ano y Felicidad. Feliz Navidad Feliz Navidad Feliz Navidad Prospero Ano y Felicidad. I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas I wanna wish you a Merry ChristmasI wanna wish you a Merry Christmas From the bottom of my heart. [Repeats] --Jose Feliciano

Don't just stand there holding that before they take it away!

Well I am Drury's newest alumna as of Saturday! Graduation went just fine, I didn't trip walking across the stage or anything and I did in fact come away diploma in hand. Plus I bet they didn't sing a Disney song at your college graduation (some guy sang "Go the Distance" from Hercules ). Here are some pictures if you are interested. So now that that's over I guess the countdown begins until moving start date is Thurs. Jan. 15 so I'll be leaving the day before, Wed. Jan. 14. That's a little over three weeks from today. I haven't really started packing or anything (I just finished unpacking all my stuff from school actually b/c I'm anal like that and I can't leave it all piled in boxes someplace), but it's not that much different than packing for school or Spain or something and I'm pretty good at that. Plus I have a new humongous bright blue suitcase to use...thanks Mom and Dad! Oh and I turned in my official (for REAL th

Enrique update

Greetings, Here is some more information that I was able to get today. I will be seeing him again tomorrow, so I am sure I will be sending another update. The doctor does not think that they will operate on the brain tumor. The cancer has spread and has also affected his kidneys. They started him on chemotherapy today, however he was still joking with me because when I got there, he asked me if I could bring him some cigarettes. At least he is remaining upbeat. At this time, the doctors have no time frame on when he can go home, or how much more will spread or anything. Please continue to pray for Enrique, I told him how many people were pulling for him and he had a great smile and said to thank you all. More updates to follow. Thanks. Chris

Urgent prayer request for Enrique

Received the following e-mail from Chris a few minutes ago: Hello everyone, I am sorry to have to send out this news, but I am asking you all to keep Enrique Carrejo in your prayers. As you may know, Enrique is a driver for Servant Events here at Ysleta. This past Wednesday, Enrique fell at his house. He went to the hospital and a tumor was found on his lungs, and his brain. Tests revealed that it is cancer. He also had a cat scan today while I was visiting him at the hospital to check the possibility of it infecting his kidneys as well. Unfortunately, that is all the information I have right now. The tumor in his brain is giving the doctors the most concern. He has a meeting with a Radioligist tomorrow and they will know how far along it is and what treatment to take. They may have to do surgery to remove the brain tumor because it is right in between the left and right sections. They are giving him steroids to stop the growth of it. I visited him this morning, as his daughte

I'm done!!!

Just got back from taking my Hebrew final (which was ridiculously easy...and open-book) which means I'm done for good!!! Well, Monday I have to go listen to 2 presentations in The Spiritual Life and then hand in 2 projects for Graphic Design II--like literally walk in, hand the professor my stuff, walk out--but those don't really count so in my book I am done with my undergrad. So I'm not just going to sit around here all next week while everyone else takes finals, here's the plan: this weekend--hang out in Springfield Monday--do the stuff I talked about in the first paragraph, pack, clean Tuesday afternoon--head to Columbia to see Marie/Kelley Tues-Fri--CoMo Fri, 1 pm--Marie graduation, leave for Springfield immediately following that Fri evening--get back from CoMo, my family gets here for my graduation Sat morning--pick up cap/gown, head to Weiser Gym Sat, 10 am--GRADUATION :) (any and all of you are welcome to come if you are going to be in Springfield/feel like dri

...y ya está.

The expression in the title is a Spanish one that I heard ALL the time when I was over there; it could roughly be translated into English as, "and that's that," or something along those lines. Anyways, I thought it was a fitting way to tell you all that I REACHED MY SUPPORT-RAISING GOAL!!! As of Friday 12/5 when I received my report from LCMS I was $15 over my official budgeted amount, so that is a total blessing and answer to prayer. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! It could also be, as Mrs. Shearman pointed out to me for those of you who know her, God's way of confirming that I am doing what He wants me to be doing. I thought that was a neat perspective that I hadn't really considered before. You're probably wondering what the deal is with all monies received from here on out. My fundraising mentor said it is good to have a cushion in case some of my pledges don't wind up coming in, but basically it just goes into a general pool to support the mission