Little Judah will have his first birthday next month. What a joy it would be to be able to spend that day with them, but it is not going to happen this year. Guess we will just have to enjoy what pictures they send our way.
Of course life goes on here in the Carolinas. Mel and I were able to get a few days of vacation in to take a break from our regular routine. We enjoyed our favorite spots in the mountains of Tennesee and North Carolina. You can go here to see some of the pictures and places we went.
Mel has been busy at Ambassador Baptist College where he works on the maintenance crew. He has also been busy with many calls for HVAC. So many a night he has been gone putting in new units or helping to maintain units. We are thankful for the Lord’s protection as he spent a lot of time in some very HOT attics! We are also thankful for extra work during hard times. Our Lord is good and continually provides for us.
We were happy to have Paul and Loretta Hitz in for a meal. They were finalizing plans before leaving as missionaries to the Baffin Islands. Wow! What a place to go, yet they are sold out to the Lord and willing to go wherever He wants. You can find out more about them here and here.
It has been Hot Hot Hot here in the Carolinas! We have had some record breaking temperatures. But yesterday the Lord gave us some refreshing rain and cooled it off just a little bit.
VBS at Maranatha Baptist Church was a blessing this year. The children enjoyed the space theme as they learned about our great creator. We had skits, games, crafts, and most important hearing and learning the Word of God. Two souls were saved and others were challenged through the teaching and preaching of God’s Word. One special night was hat night. Everyone was encouraged to make their own space hat. Below is Adalyn, Audrey, and JD, some of our grand children, and the hats they wore.
Hebrews 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.