Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Pictured here Daughters Gretchen, Lorah, Marcia and Amy. Also pictured grandchildren Danny, Nicholas, Will, Joshua, and our princess Charlie along with Bud's mom Ethel.
Friday, December 19, 2008
It is hard to believe Christmas is less than a week away and I think we are ready. This will be a very special Christmas for all of us. Next Christmas we will be spending it with our Missionary family in Haiti. We have been very busy preparing gifts and planning a special meal but not to busy to take the time to reflect on what this very special holiday means to us all. Christ came as a baby, a gift for all. We are so thankful that he did not remain a baby but grew up to become our Savior, all we had to do was accept the gift. Today I read the prayer Jesus prayed in John 17 on behave of his disciples and all who follow him. I felt like I was listening in on a very personal prayer between Jesus and His father. What a special relationship the two of them have and yet, He asked His father to accept us in the same way because of our love and acceptance of him. He talks about how we were first God's and we were given to Christ. Christ then placed His love for us on the line in the form of dieing on the cross for our sins. Then he gave us back to the father covered by His blood and our sins forgiven. What a gift. No gift money could ever buy will ever measure up. This Christmas Bud and I are setting time aside to pray for each and every one of our prayer and financial partners. We are praying that God will bless each and every one of you with all the things you need. But even more, our prayer is, that you will draw closer to the Lord. We ask that you will be able to find the time to seek Him, in His word, and listen with your heart. That is our gift to our selves as well. Jesus promises that if we spend time in His truth,and apply them to our lives, we will have abundant Joy. We hope soon to be sharing our ministry from Haiti, Our funding is coming in and we are 30% funded. Praise the Lord and we thank Him daily and I mean daily for all the supports He has given to us. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family. Jane