Friday, November 25, 2011

We are thankful!

Our entire family wants to say Happy Thanksgiving to you, our family and friends! We are so thankful for the way you have stood faithfully behind us through the 9 years we have been in Ecuador. We wouldn't be here without you and all the prayers and financial support you faithfully give! Thank-you from the bottom of our hearts.

Above all, I am thankful for God's marvelous plan for this world. In spite of the fact that there are often difficult things in our lives, I am thankful that our God is all-wise and that everything is purposely designed to give us joy as we see His glory shine through the darkest of circumstances. I am thankful that we can have this confidence because of the scriptures that God gave us.

I am also immeasurably grateful for the blessing of my family. God has given me a wife that supports me in so many ways, helping to make me a much better person and making me more effective in ministry. He knew we were well suited for each other and I am thankful for His good plan in bringing us together.

I am thankful for each one of my children and how they are displaying godly character and growing in maturity weekly. Children truly are a blessing from the Lord.

I am thankful for the amazing priviledge it is to be involved in God's global work of calling a people to himself even if I just have a very small part of it here in Ecuador.

I am extremely thankful for each one of our supporters who have a part in our ministry through prayer and financial giving to make our work possible.

I am so thankful for so many blessings from God! My husband of 22 years, who is always there for me, loving me unconditionally. My children who make me laugh and cry. What would I do without them! They bring so much life to our home. Right now we are counting down the days till David comes home for 3 weeks at Christmas. Only 22 days to go. Thankful he loves school and has adjusted so well.

I am thankful for health. The last years have been very difficult for me as I have dealt with so many health issues. I am celebrating 1 year without surgery this month after having 3 major surgeries within 18 months. A year ago I was recovering from surgery and just lay on the couch watching my family decorate the Christmas tree.

I am so thankful to God that he has my life planned out! "For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future". I feel overwhelmed by the way God has provided a place of ministry this year. I love the opportunity to be a full time teachers aid for the 6th grade class! I love the co-workers I have and my 35 6th graders. After staying home with my children for 19 years, I didn't know how I would adjust to this huge change in my life. But I wake up in the mornings looking forward to my days! So thankful to see how God is still working in my life and molding me into who he wants me to be.

I be thankful for my family and the opportunity to have a wonderful house to live in. I am also thankful that David gets to come back for Christmas this year. This is not to mention the fact that I am very thankful to have a wonderful home to go to. This is Kansas of course.

I am thankful for GOD because of all the wonderful things he gives me. I am also greatful for AAI (my school) not just because of the education but the friends. I love my family so much, so in that case I am definitely thankful for them. I'm also very happy for all the little things in life like the pretty view from our house, a bed, blanket and pillow, a house, food, water, plants, my older brother Joel, and a yard. :P There are so many more things but they would not fit on this page.

Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for my family. And I am thankful for the world. And I am thankful for my house that keeps me safe. And for God who made me.

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