Friday, February 27, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Ilana, the beautiful bride coming down the isle. She looks like a gorgeous Jewish princess!
Ilana and the maid of honor (her sister) Talia arranging her hair
Tim and Ilana's first dance
The first dance again - I love the back of her wedding dress!
A shot of the ceremony - mainly backs of heads!
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Anyway, back to the class I'm taking. Perspectives is a class which focuses on God's heart for humanity and the nations, the current state of world wide missions, and is a guide book for reaching all cultures for Christ. I was told that it is a life changing class and I'm finding that to be true. It really is changing my perspectives on missions in ways I could never have imagined. I've always had a heart for missions since I can remember. My great grandma and grand father were missionaries to China before World War II. They barely escaped the country as the country was being invaded. They were literally on the last plane that flew out of their region. Then they were missionaries in Brazil to the unreached Amazon tribes, and went on to print the Bible and other Christian books into Portuguese. My grandmother used to tell me her missionary stories and I could spend hours writing them here, but I'll save that for another time....
I've been on several missions trips in my life: I went to Baja Mexico once while in High School and then again when I was in my early twenties. I have also been to England and went to a youth church planting school there in 1997. All of these trips impacted my life in a profound way, and I've always known I would be going over seas again for God...I just didn't know when. Honestly, in the last few years I've been wondering if I really would be going again.
But, here I am now, and the church I go to is currently praying about going over seas on a missions trip sometime this year! I'm so excited to be part of the prayer team and things seem to be falling into place. We're not sure where we're going yet, or when, but God will show us the whens and hows of it all in time I'm sure. I do have my worries and fears about all of this, but I know that God is bigger than any fear I could have. As my great grandma used to say, "If you're supposed to go honey God will show you and He will provide."
Sunday, February 8, 2009
If you're reading this Donnie and Allison - Thanks so much for your friendship over the past 4 years! You have blessed our family in so many ways - from the dinners to the Fire and Light! We can't wait to see what great adventures and exploits you will be a part of in Niger. Au Revoir for now friends! (Oh, and please post pics of baby H as soon as he/she is here, thanks, Auntie April!)
Friday, February 6, 2009
Justin looking out one of his bedroom windows