Thank you for your prayers. Please keep our dear friend’s widow in mind as the Lord brings her to mind. They had been married almost sixty years.
“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away” (Revelations 21:4).
Life is pretty fast-paced around the Maxwell home with several different factors: bus work, trip preparations, house things, and a funeral to prepare for. Saturday night, one of our dear friends from the nursing home, left his earthly body and joyfully met his Savior face to face. With our nursing home ministry comes the reality of facing death often. It is never easy to say good-bye, even though it is temporary, to our friends. Daddy has the privilege of being able to do our friendâ€™s entire funeral service. The children have been asked to do the music, so theyâ€™re working to prepare the songs requested. We would greatly appreciate prayer if you think of us the next two days, as preparations are made. Thursday morning is the funeral.
We are leaving on our 3 week trip next Tuesdayâ€”which is all too quickly approaching. The boys put down a new insulated floor in the bus. It makes the whole bus feel fresh and clean and hopefully it will be warmer! Itâ€™s another exciting start to the conversion process.
In the meantime, school is still busily being done, two birthdays are being celebrated early, and the list goes on.
May we each keep in mind how close eternity is and never take another day for granted.
â€œBut exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sinâ€ (Hebrews 3:13).
We received this sketch from the young lady, Abi K., who drew chapter clipart for Managers of Their Schools. She surprised us with this card in the mail back in the fall. We thought we’d use it to wish you all a blessed New Year!