Monday, July 27, 2009
Lamentations 3:25-26 "The LORD is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD."
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Soldiers of Christ
Soldiers of Christ, in truth arrayed,
A world in ruins needs your aid:
A world by sin destroyed and dead;
A world for which the Savior bled.
His Gospel to the lost proclaim,
Good news for all in Jesus’ Name;
Let light upon the darkness break
That sinners from their death may wake.
Morning and evening sow the seed,
God’s grace the effort shall succeed.
Seedtimes of tears have oft been found
With sheaves of joy and plenty crowned.
We meet to part, but part to meet
When earthly labors are complete,
To join in yet more blest employ,
In an eternal world of joy.
Some have asked why we are naming the kids what we are naming them, so I thought I would post. The hymn above was written by Basil Manly (pictured to the right). It is a hymn that cries out for Christ's children to fight in a dark world. We too long for our children to be soldiers of Christ. Thus we have named them Kaden and Makyra.
Kaden means "fighter"
Makyra (ma,caira) is the Greek word for “sword” (as in the ‘sword of the Spirit’ Galatians ).
So...we pray and would ask you to pray that these children would join us in the ranks fighting for our "great God and Savior Jesus Christ" (Titus ).
Saturday, July 11, 2009
But we believe in the power of the prayers of the righteous and a God who holds the hearts of the rulers in his hands. James 5:16 says, "The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working." To those of you who know the Lord, we ask that you would pray that God would turn the hearts of the local authorities and that they would release Makyra's papers immediately, He is our only hope.
"For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him. He only is my rock and my fortress; I shall not be shaken" -Psalm 62:5-6
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
We just received a package today with two dvd's of our precious children. They are very cute. And they can be seen online if you go to the Video Section on our photo blog:
The password for the website is Stacey's middle name (capitalized) and feel free to email me if you need that (firstname.lastname@example.org). There are instructions in the 'Family Update' section about how to view the videos. It can be a bit confusing, but we have to keep everything password protected for right now.
We still have not heard about Sena's medical tests and we need prayers for that. Pray that God would let us bring these children home soon.
We love you all and appreciate your support.