Thursday, December 26, 2013

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Dear Family & Friends~

  Christmas greetings from our family to yours! We are so thankful for 3 amazing facts this Christmas season:

#1. God is Who HE says He is and we can know Him and love Him!

#2. He is in CONTROL of every part of our lives, no matter how things may look!

#3. We can fully trust and follow Him wherever He leads us, knowing that He will NEVER fail us!

As most of you know, our family has been in full TRUST mode since He called us to move to Hobe Sound, Fl. 3 yrs ago. There have been many times when we did not know how we were going to pay a certain bill or even buy groceries or gas, BUT God came thru every time! He trained us to begin to rely on Him during these times AND as He has called us to serve and minister in Grande Riviere du Nord, Haiti. He brought us thru 9 months of Deputation and almost 5 months of living in Carrefoure, Haiti for language school.  This past summer we went thru the scariest moments of our lives when Caleb fell and suffered a concussion. We really thought we were going to lose him. But God touched him and his accident lead us to discover that he has a rare nerve disease called, neurofibromitosis. (You can read the full story on our blog: (July 2013)

God’s peace, grace and strength have been available and evident throughout this whole ordeal and we give Him praise and glory for all He has done!  We thank each of you for your prayers and support! You will never know how much it has meant!

 Lord willing, we plan to move to Haiti this next month to began ministering at our orphanage/church/school in Grande Riviere. God has helped us to re-new our children’s passports and worked it out for another team to do more work on our house (Our house is not finished but it is coming along. Pray that God will supply the needed funds to get it finished out. Thank-you!)

 We look at this fresh, new year, realizing, that many challenges and blessings are waiting for us as we learn to live in Haiti. Because of the 3 amazing facts we shared at the beginning of this letter we know that we can boldly go where God is leading our family! He is already there and He has all the grace, help and strength we will need and we choose to continue fully trusting Him. The best part is that every one of His children can claim and carry these amazing facts into 2014!  We challenge you to choose to trust, obey and follow Him in this coming year!  You will never regret it!

Merry Christmas Blessings!

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