Monday, June 12, 2017

Class of 2017

Naomi has graduated. She was able to walk with her graduating class of home schoolers at Abeka Academy in Florida. She has been accepted at Pensacola Christian College and began the summer work program there the Monday after graduation. I, with the boys was able to see the graduation through live streaming of the graduation, so thankful. I wish I could have been there for her and to see her graduate, besides, didn't I do as much work as her for the past 13 years. hahaha. I wanted to see her get settled into her dorm room and all that. God knows and it's not a mistake. I was asked recently who my favorite Bible character was. I said, without hesitating, Jochebed. I've always loved that story. It just amazes me. Jochebed trusted and feared her God, she gave her son to His care, and trusted Him to take care of him. God blesses her and gives her son back to her. Only God can do something like that. That is where I am at again. I have given my children to the Lord when they where newborns. I have had to do it again once we got to Africa, I am doing it again now as she is away from our home. God loves and cares for her. I have to trust Him to watch over her and take care of her. He did it when she was small, He did it while in Africa, He can do it now.

Her last Sunday in Africa

Our family gave her a graduation party, so thankful

Grandma took her shopping 



Tuesday, May 16, 2017

"Divine Silence"

I can't believe my last post was in March. Wow, I need to get back to work. One follower contacted me saying she has to update her email because she hasn't received a recent post. I told her, I have not updated my blog in a couple of months.  So with that, I thought I better update it. 

My last blog post, I gave you news of Prince and Linda expecting a baby. On April 8th she lost the baby. She went in to her regular monthly appointment and they did not hear the babies heart beat. They did a scan and the results where the same. They induced her to deliver the baby on Saturday evening. It was a boy. She was home Sunday morning. Prince told my husband Friday after her appointment. My husband and I went to see them in the hospital Saturday afternoon. Sunday morning my husband went to meet them at the hospital before she was released. We as a family saw her at their home Sunday after church. The biggest thing for me was that Prince preached that Sunday morning. If anyone has a reason to sit out a Sunday it would of been him. Mack told him if you need me to preach, I can. He said, "No, I'll be there." His sermon title was "Divine Silence" 1. The Request 2. The Reply (God says wait, or I'm working. 3. The Reaction to defeat (Wisdom) 4. The Resurrection (Devotion, faith, hope) Talking about the story of Lazarus in Jn. 11:15. The main verse Jn 11:4 ".....This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the son of God might be glorified thereby." For the glory of God. God allows things in our lives we don't understand, for His glory. Thankful for Prince and Linda. 

Easter Sunday was also CBBC 10 year anniversary. 10 years. I can't believe how time is flying. Some days I feel like we just started. Thankful for our church plant, for our pastors and our faithful people. We had lunch after morning services and an early evening service. The youth presented a plaque to the church celebrating 10 years. The Jr. church kids did a skit and said some verses. 

Saturday before Easter/Ann we cleaned the church 


Friday, March 17, 2017

If Your Not Muslim You Are Christian

I talked with a Muslim young man last week, and another young man considering becoming a Muslim. In Ghana if you are not Muslim you are a Christian. If I had to base my religion on what I see as the world’s view of Christianity, I’m not sure I would be convinced either. That is what I heard loud and clear talking with this young man, Peter, of only 17 years. He has a Muslim name, but he is not very far into his Muslim religion. So I asked him his Christian name. If I saw growing up what goes on in Ghana and they claim it as Christianity. Ha! Many confused and religious people. I didn’t blame him in the fact he is sincerely seeking his way to heaven and looking into a belief of something real and serious. What he sees as Christianity is confusion and many false teachers. He has not seen true Christianity, people giving their lives to serving and living for Christ. It’s a daily walk, not just a Sunday morning warm the pew, I’m a good person I went to church Christianity, but a separated from the world not belonging in or being one of the crowd, but standing for Christ. Although it may mean you stand alone. Why would I or Peter in this case, want to become a Christian? You are no different then the next guy. You are going to the same places I do, watching the same movies, wearing the same trends, drinking, smoking, having immoral behavior. WHY? It’s sad! My heart is broken. We have done a lousy job as “Christians.” I talked with Peter and told him about Jesus Christ. I also said, I’m sorry you have not seen true Christianity, but I am a Christian/a believer and I am not like that. I invited him to church and the seed was planted. I was also was listening this week to a missionary preaching and he said what an opportunity we have in the U.S. as Muslims come into our country. To plant the seed and befriend them. If we were in their country we would not be able to give them a gospel tract or witness to them. The Lord is bringing them to us, go out and tell someone about Christ.

Girls visiting Helen
Elizabeth (in brown) inviting some girls in the market to church

 Prince and Linda are expecting the first baby in July. We have known for some time. I have been wanting to shout it to the world, but it wasn’t my news to share to the world. In Ghana they don’t announce such things. They do tell their immediate family. Others find out in time because you are growing big. Here is a interesting article on this subject. 

My kids have just 26 more days left of school. Hooray!!! 
Naomi will finish her senior year. Super excited about that. Matthew will begin his senior year this next school year. It feels like such an accomplishment. 13 years of school done. We started Naomi in Kindergarten right before leaving for Ghana. We have had 1 video teacher come to Ghana, visiting another missionary. It was her kindergarten teacher and Matthew's as well. Thankful to be able to provide Christian education for my children all the way in Africa. God has been good!

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