In the midst of tripÂ preparations, we’ve also been busy with lots of wedding sewing! We have almost completed the bridesmaids dresses, and Mary finished Abby’s flower girl dressÂ yesterday. Through sewing these dresses, we have learned many new sewing skills! Things like the laser level have come in handy for our sewing. Just recently we used it to help with the hemming of one of the dresses. Meanwhile, the boys have been working on getting the bus ready for our travels south. Our air conditioning on the bus hasn’t been working very well, so Joseph has been working on the ductwork to make it more efficient.
â€œTrust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.â€ (Proverbs 3:5)
Almost daily in our mail, we receive testimonies from moms who have gained new hope from Managers of Their Homes. This one today, touched me, and I wanted to share it as an encouragement to what the Lord is doing and also as a prayer request for this dear missionary wife, who is facing challenging situations.
“I’ve been wondering how to get organized since I met organized people in college fifteen years ago, and only now are the pieces starting to come together, thanks to your book. I’m looking at how to get started homeschooling my two kids, with outreach ministries, a husband with cancer, and no family or other homeschoolers around in this foreign (to me) country. To me, it looks like a mountain–huge–but your book is helping break things down into manageable steps. I know the Lord has answered prayer and is meeting a great need for me through your book. We look forward to seeing good results in our home & ministry on this mission field. Thank you so much for your faithfulness! May I learn to be as faithful! –A missionary wife”
“I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully”
For many months now, our family has been having a weekly prayer time on Sunday evenings. It usually takes an hour to go around the room as we pour our hearts out to the Lord. Recently, Mom began keeping a journal on her computer of what the prayer needs were. She reads whatever the requests had been the week before, and then we discuss what the answers are that we’ve seen. Then, we share new requests. Amazingly, week after week, we see answer after answer filling in. It has opened my eyes to how many things the Lord has answered, and how ungrateful I’ve been in the past!
Are you aware of all the Lord is doing in your life? If not, maybe you would be blessed to begin a family prayer journal!Â I remember one request heavy on all our hearts Sunday night, and the Lord answered it quickly. Praise the Lord!
We did have another stop just confirmed yesterday, Crawfordville, Florida, for Tuesday, September 21st. Crawfordville is about 30 minutes south of Tallahassee. We have another stop possibly pending as well.
And yes, what’s a blog post without pictures? Those middle-of-the-night driving-through-the-night, though, are the ones I can’t quite get a good picture. We had an old, dead tree fall over this morning, so Jesse and Joseph took care of it. It was Jesse’s first time with the chainsaw.
“For ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven. 90 Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth” (Psalms 119:89-90).
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