This year, with the increase in commissions from my side business, we are able to purchase the chickens, goats, and cow, plus support a local family in need. We aren't tell you all this so that the light can shine on us. Rather, we share this with you so that others may see the Light that inspires us to give of ourselves. We can only give because He first gave to us.
"Let your light shine before others that they may see your good works and glorify YOUR FATHER in heaven." Summary of Matthew 5:16
As my friend Carey says, "Our arrow points UP."
So instead of a picture in the mail with a happy holiday greeting, you get this update. And a montage of pictures taken over this past year.
Owen is 11 and is in 5th grade. He is reading books at a high school level, building fantastic creations with his Legos, and aspires to be a surgeon someday. He is certainly the first-born of the bunch. Bent toward the Type-A rule following (to a T!) and constantly "directing" his sisters on what they should do. He has a knack for memorization and can recite long parts of scripture with hardly any practice and is self-teaching himself piano, mostly by listening to songs.
The Boston Common
We as a family hiked a mountain in the Green Mountains of Vermont.
He did it! 26.2 miles on the streets of Boston, MA.
Victoria Falls, Livingstone, Zambia
A quick stop in London, and a 3 mile trek to see Buckingham Palace
A typical home in the compound, outside Kitwe, Zambia.
Each of us is called to serve the Kingdom in different ways, and different capacities. I pray that each person who reads this will realize they have a part in furthering the Kingdom, and that 2018 will bring it into clearer focus just what that may be.
We thank you for your prayers and want to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas. We are so thankful that so many years ago Jesus was willing to come to earth and live a human life, devoid of sin, and die on the cross for each of our sins. We don’t deserve His sacrifice on our behalf, but we are SO very thankful for it!
A very Merry Christmas and a joyful, Happy New Year!