Sunday, January 10, 2010

A Great open door!

God never ceases to amaze me! He always does so much more than we can even comprehend. Many of you may remember Dean who got saved some time ago. Last night I was able to visit his home, with Brother Scott. Last night his wife got gloriously saved!

I have seen a lot since I've been in Croatia, but I must say that yesterday mine eye effected mine heart! Brother Dean lives in a little 8x8 one room house, no toilet. He has 7 children and one on the way. I know there are more people like him living this way all around me. However, it's so easy to forget just how good God has been to me!

Bro. Dean seems to really be growing in the Lord. He is catching a burden for his people. Yesterday we went out to his village to look at a little two room house that we can start renting. Bro. Dean is wanting us to start a church and try to reach his people for Christ.

I'm so excited because of this great open door! Who knows what God can do through us when we follow Him! To our eternal God be glory and glory forever!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, January 4, 2010

This and that!

Well I haven't been the most faithful bloger lately, so I thought I would post a little about a lot that's been happening in our lives.

First: We had a great Christmas program with a few first time visitors. Our children sang a few songs and we had a small play about John 3:16. It was a straight forward Gospel message. After words Brother Rich preached and gave an invitation.

Second: The week of Christmas our family bought gifts for the children in our Sunday School class. Many of these are Gypsy children, and we went around to their houses to distribute the gifts. There wasn't much in them but it was what we could do. It was a joy to be giving and that is what Christmas is about. It was so much better to give than to receive. We were surprised when Tori asked some of the children, the following Sunday, what did you get for Christmas. They begin to tell her and for many of them they only got what we gave them.

Thirdly: We celebrated the New year with our church family. The Holcomb's were with us and we had a great time. Brother Rich preached, Brother Scott sang, and I ate! This was our first watch night service and it was a success! We had a good attendance, with a few visitors!

The New year is now here and we are ready to get to work! I am so looking forward to seeing what God is going to do in Croatia in the year 2010!