The Family

The Family
Justice, Logan, Jacy Klaire, Joy, Josie Kate, Luke, Megan, Judah, Kerry, Jaxon

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The WHOLE family!

We finally got all of the family together for a picture. What a great God we serve! We are so blessed with how God is working in our family. Megan and Logan have both registered for college and are getting ready to start in a couple of weeks. Joy and I are studying James right now and it is encouraging to see what the epistle says about patience. We are waiting for God to accomplish the things necessary for us to be able to make the transition to Haiti full time. We know his timing is perfect and we do not want to rush it. We want to learn everything that God wants to teach us during this time in our lives.
God has already shown us so many things about searching for Him and allowing him to guide us along the path he has designed for us. He has taken away fears in our lives. He has given us peace about things that in the natural we know we could never have peace about. Even this past Sunday in church we sang "I Surrender All" and God spoke to us about some things and attitudes that we had not totally surrendered to him. We were still holding on to selfish desires and pridefull thoughts concerning our family and what we expected God to do. We want to simply trust him.
We have not had any serious leads on the house or the property we have to sell but we are not concerned. People have told me that there are not many people looking for houses right now and I just tell them that is okay because we only need one! So we are waiting for God to send that one.
The pool that experienced the flood and landslide that left it full of mud and looking like a fish pond is finally beginning to clear up. I have spent every evening working on it and I can finally see the bottom in the shallow end! I pray we can have that fixed by the weekend so if we have someone look at the house it will be ready.
There is nothing new in the foster care cases. We are simply in wait mode to see what happens. The little guy turned 2 months old today. He is such a sweetey. It is great how God delivered him from the obstacles of being born with cocaine in his system. You would never know it by seeing him today. God is so good!
Thank you for your prayers. The previous post listed some specific needs and prayer requests. Please email us anytime with comments or questions. We look forward to hearing from you all.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You guys are awesome and I know it's only b/c of the AWESOME GOD we serve!!! I am so envious (in a good way) of the adventure of a LIFETIME HE is preparing your family for! And even though you are facing all these little obstacles, some not so little... I heard on the radio the other morning about Jehosephat and the time he was about to face an army that he was a little bit concerned about...there was doubt, maybe a little uncertainty of how things were going to turn out and God had him send out the choir leader to praise HIM! When the enemy heard the praises going up to the Lord, they turned on each other and began killing off each other and Jehosephat was victorious! Anyway, as you guys are already doing and are such an example of, in the midst of obstacles, when your focus is on the obstacles, you minimize God, but when you focus on His character and praise Him, even in the midst of the obstacles, you see how Big and Awesome He is. Thank you for allowing Him to show all of us How Big He is Through You and your family. We love you all soooooooo much!!!! Jackie and crew