Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Village

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A Beautiful World

Life in general is difficult. It seems there is more pain than joy and more stress than peace. But, how can I stay gloomy when this is where I live!

"I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth."
Psalm 121:1

"You are strong, and your mighty power put the mountains in place!"
Psalm 65:6

Monday, January 12, 2009


Do you know what makes my heart want to burst with thankfulness?

Writing Thank-You notes.

Every month (or two months depending on my level of laziness), I sit down with a long list of people to thank. People who faithfully send us money every month so that we can be here, working with the Tala Andig people.

Some people are retired and are giving sacrificially from their pension. Some are just plain broke, but still give a little every month. Some have heaps of money and love to give large amounts. Some like to wait until we have a particular need, and then give towards that. Some like to send packages. Some like to send letters and emails. Some like to remember our birthdays and other special occasions.

It's amazing really.

It's amazing to watch the body of Christ come together to support one little missionary family living way out in the middle of nowhere.

And it's not just for us. Tala Andig people are hearing the Word of God, learning to read the Word of God and teaching the Word of God all because of these faithful givers.

I am thankful.