Monday, August 20, 2012

One Thousand Gifts (Continued)

"May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus"
 (Romans 15:5).

 Over 300 people gather together. Christian music plays in the background. Delicious food has been prepared and enjoyed by many. Christian fellowship and encouragement is the main focus of the evening as we gather at the barn of an incredible host and hostess to wish GOdspeed to our missionaries. $21 000 is raised from donations. Much hard work and preparations were made. Prayers have been raised and continue to be raised as we send off our missionaries and their 12 year old son as they follow Christ Jesus and teach to the gospel in an unstable country, Egypt.

Continuing to give thanks...

-Christian community
-restored health of our missionary's wife
-a lot of time and preparation that was done for our missionary's farewell party
-generous hearts

-another fun camping trip
-the joy of doing crafts and creating things

-family fun and good spirits

-becoming more brave and enjoying it!
-a new love- Kayaking

-fun together as hubby and wife
-him wanting to do all of the Yogi activities!

-fun for all ages

-wanting to do what we do;  her first marshmallow roasting on her own (unfortunately it went up into flames)!
-boys bonding time
-a son in his GLORY

-willing to take a break from mini golfing to play in the sand with his little sister

-fun water activities

-soccer fans showing interest in both the game and those on the sidelines!

-taking his hobby "to go"

-his latest creation that he's so proud of!
-good effort and great sportsmanship

-a great first day of Vacation Bible School
-the relief of not being the organizers of VBS this year
-the energy and creativity of the new VBS organizers
-75 children being exposed and learning more about the gospel
-the many volunteers


1 comment:

Heather said...

Oh, Curtis! I love your paper creations :)
I gave thanks for VBS on my blog too! Yes, I'm glad I don't run ours after hearing about all your work, lol! With homeschooling, it's probably best I drop them off in this case :)
Happy last few weeks of summer, my friend!