Our daughter Naomi turned 16 on May 4th. She had 6 girls over for the afternoon and to spend the night. They went to church with us on Sunday. Some of these girls we have known since they where little. We have some new girls who we hope they continue growing in the Lord.
One of the girls over for Naomi's birthday was Esther. We call her Little Esther, because we have two Esthe's in our church. We found out that on Naomi's birthday on of her sisters (Sarah) had a baby. Wewhere excited for her. So the next Saturday Mack and I went to visit Esther and her family to see the new little baby. We where greeted by one of her twin brothers, Elvis. The whole family was gathered around, there are 8 children, most are grown and have families of their own, with Esther being the youngest. Elvis begins to tell us that Thursday their oldest sister died. We where shocked! I just got some sewing done from one of Esther's sisters (Gifty) and the one that passed was (Sapphira), she was there at the shop. We greeted the family and gave our condolences, we then got to see the new baby and pray with the new mom. It was a sad but yet rejoicing time for the family. The funeral will be in July, which we will not be here. Esther's brother Elvis is married to another girls sister in our church. Both families live on the same street as our church. Pray that they see Christ though it all and through the 3 family members that come to our church.