Today was a rainy cold truly fall day here in IL, with temps in the low 50's.
We can embrace the cold & the kids love the rain- especially Miss Green Boot Sportin' Hannah- who found every puddle today and jumped in it. Such joy!
It was a poignant day- somehow a rainy day and sadness go hand in hand and today was that day..we were witnesses to our neighbors will signing. She is in her mid 50's and has breast cancer. Please pray for Michelle. She is a sweet neighbor, and has been my parents neighbors since they lived here, but she is bitter and totally against hearing the good news about Salvation. Today we saw her and she so close to death it is heartbreaking. Sitting at the table, I wondered what she was thinking. Knowing her liver is now failing, her skin is getting yellow, the will has been signed, and she has what to look forward to???? The verse that comes to mind is : 6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
Ohh the sadness. The heart break to know that she is still lost & God could save her!! Pray for us to be able to break that barrier somehow and to tell her about the best news ever! Pray for her husband Dan and their 2 teen kids.13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Pray tonight for this family.
Pray for the gospel being preached at the Pacific Garden Mission downtown with Matt & Kerwin.
For more info about this amazing outreach center click here:www.pgm.org
A good friend Lydia, once wrote this verse on a card of encouragement to us, and I LOVED it then and I LOVE it now! Will pass it on to you for encouragement too :)
How then shall they
call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe
in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a
how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How
beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and
bring glad tidings of good things!
(Romans 10:14 & 15)
Pray for my meeting with Brother Casey and the lady who directs the Children's & Women's side of PGM. I go downtown to chat on Monday early afternoon. How amazing it would be, to be a homework helper, a Bible story reader, a craft helper etc to these homeless kids who seek refuge there each night. We are so blessed to have a home- to have stability & routine & love & to have CHRIST! Let us all be thankful- not proud- not full of judgements, but thankful and willing to be a blessing to anyone who needs it.
Pray for us to know the right schooling option for Mr. Harrison. He really longs to be back in school - to have recesses & to be in a class setting where he can compete and succeed. He has both Matt & my competitive nature, and he thrives when other kids are around. Just does. So....we are on board with that, but that will limit the traveling we had wanted to do. Funny how we are continually reminded that God's ways are not our ways & that we just need to ask God and he will direct us- soo we are in that stage, and would love your prayers for us & for Harrison if/when he does begin school- as a new-comer, mid year, new school, new state, new curriculum= lots of adjustments for our 8 year old! But he is SO up for that!!
(Ps this was written yesterday, Thursday, but posted Friday- there were 350 men who listened to the gospel last night. Our God is mighty to save!!)