I Chronicles 29:11 "Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty:for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all."

Thursday, October 16, 2008

I See It's Been A Year

Well, according to the little counter above, it's been one year since our journey here to South Africa. I cannot believe that can be true. It feels like the time has just flown by, and I am thankful for that. The Lord has accomplished much here, not the least of which being my family is well-adjusted and happy. There are so many things to share, and I will share some, but many which cannot even be put into words.

It's easier for me to make a list of things God has done.

*He has shown Himself MORE than faithful in all areas of our lives.
*He has seen fit to give us the opportunity to start a church.
*He has grown our church to around 15 faithful.
*He has given us the opportunity to lead over thirty souls to Him since May.
*We have been able to host visitors on their way through to Zambia.
*We have met and befriended wonderful Christian people right here in our neighborhood.
*He has been so good to keep us in the forefront of people's mind so we do not feel forgotten.
*He has allowed our children to make friends.
*He has Provided us with a safe home and nice things with which to live.
*He has changed me in unspeakable ways.
*He has been with us every step of this journey.

I know you probably want specifics, but sometime your heart is just so full with thanksgiving that all the things He has done seem to blend into one another. I just know He is there, has been guiding us, and has given us an incredible first year on the field.

Eph 3:20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
Eph 3:21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

And amen and amen and amen.

3 Comments:

  • Victoria

    Congratulations on one whole year!!! Your sense of humor and your love for your family and the Lord made your year much easier than it could have been, I am sure. May the Lord bless you with another profitable upcoming year!

  • Brenda

    Wow! I remember when you were counting down to GO there! And it seems like you just got that house and washer and dryer. Really? A year?

    Awesome to think back on what the Lord has done!

  • Mary

    Well done - as a family - well done and many blessing to you all.

    I am sure that Africa is a richer place for having you live with them, share with them, love them. teach them and share with them he wealth of Gods abiding love.

    cheers.

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