First, thank you all for your prayers and additional financial support. We were able to replace our wrecked van with a Ford Excursion that seats eight. Good friends had a friend who had the truck. He made us a wonderful deal on it and even delivered it 250 miles from his place. With your generous help, we had additional monies to do repairs to get the vehicle road worthy for our family’s needs. The only thing lacking is new shocks. Soon we will have the money saved to be able to finish this last repair. Until then, it is already in use.
Your generous support in prayer and finances makes it possible for us to focus on ministry in Nenana. I am blessed to be able to serve in a remote place without the need of splitting my focus between ministry and a full or part time job. I hope you know how much we appreciate having you partner with us as we live and minister in Nenana.
Some highlights from the family:
Ethan went to Camp Li-Wa (Living Water) this year. When watching the video, look for the green mohawk. That’s my boy!
This coming Sunday I will be preaching from John 20:1-10. In the passage, we find Mary Magdalene and Peter and an unnamed disciple going to the tomb and finding it empty. Our music leader told me about a song that captures the viewpoint of Thomas (given a bit later in chapter 20.) The song is done by Don Francisco and is called “He’s Alive.” I knew the final chorus, but had not heard the rest. My thanks to Wanda for telling me about it. Here it is for you:
While preparing the message, I remembered another song. This song recounts the three days from Christ’s death until his resurrection by Lordsong. I did an internet search and was so glad to listen to it again. I want to share it with you – enjoy!
These songs remind us of some facts. He is Alive – those who trust him are forgiven – and we will enjoy eternity with him. Also, while we might be tempted to look upon any of life’s circumstances as dark and hopeless – the Lord is sovereign still and works everything – including what we may think of as hopeless times – to our good – namely that he will mold us into the image of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. The Good News is that while man may be hopeless in his own strength – in Christ we have true, sure, certain hope both in this life and even more in the life to come.
This Sunday, I shared a video presentation of a portion of a sermon preached by S.M. Lockridge – commonly called “That’s My King.” The video is a series of images combined with text along with an audio track. The video is less than 4 minutes long. However, there is also an extended version that adds even more about the wonderful Savior.
I decided to add the video of both for your edification and enjoyment.