28 April 2011
Please pray for the Baptist Medical Mission International as they minister medicine and the gospel message in Ukraine this week and through Monday. They are working in the town of Babyntsi and other surrounding villages that are located northwest of Kiev. The first day, yesterday, they worked in a hospital in the morning and at the House of Prayer in Babyntsi for the afternoon. Today they were in Babyntsi in the morning and the village of Budababyntsi this afternoon and evening. They will continue with clinic Friday, Saturday and again on Monday. Tuesday we will show them some of the sites of Kiev. Please pray.
25 April 2011
16 April 2011
As we have been traveling the states visiting churches on our missionary furlough (almost 10,000 miles this trip) we have been asked this question. When will you retire or where will you retire? I mean, no one asked such questions 10 years ago. It's an interesting question and one which we know not the answer. I can suppose this comes up because we must be starting to look like those seniors who order breakfast at Denny's. I guess living overseas makes it hard to keep remembering to ask for the discount. I know it is not my memory. Anyway, even though this topic crosses our thoughts and conversations at times, God has given us no indication that it is time for such ideas. And until he does, we will continue to do His will in what he's called us to in the former Soviet Union and beyond. Do we miss our grandkids, our kids, our culture, our friends? Yes, sometimes we do, but God gives the grace and for that we are thankful.
15 April 2011
14 April 2011
09 April 2011
Have you ever struggled with a deep, deep hurt that you just couldn't forgive? Do you have arrows that pierced your heart in childhood or even just yesterday? I found this wonderful video on the internet as I was visiting the blog of another artist. She was dealing with a lack of forgiveness herself. Can't get this to embed, but if you'll copy and paste in a new window you will not regret having done so and you will be blessed. (Crocus from my garden).