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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Happenings - Short Stay in Our Home

We have been home from the island for a week now. It has been a very event-filled month! Not with events we had first planned on however... Our plans of visiting people on the island and a speaking engagement had to be canceled because of illness and/or being snowed in. It just wasn't in the Lord's plans for us to make those plans this time I suppose.

We are home for a short stay until we take off again for a few weeks. After dropping our children off at my family's house, Rob and I will fly out to England to the MAF UK base for training. When we return 2 weeks later, we will stay on the island and try to see those individuals we weren't able to see over the Christmas and New Year holiday, and we will likely be able to reschedule that speaking engagement that was canceled.

As we prepare for our time away again, we are writing our February newsletter to send out and also preparing our To-Do's for when we return.

If the Lord lays our family on your heart this week, please especially pray for health as we seem to be under significant attack right now. After ALL of us succumbing to a stomach flu a couple of weeks ago, two of our children have been down with something again this week. We are praying for good health as we prepare to leave them with Grandparents and for us as we travel. Interestingly, I have been in the book of James this week and the Lord has so faithfully reminded me to count every trial as joy. I would definitely count our ill-health as a trial right now and it has been difficult to not become discouraged. But I know that God is faithful.

2 comments:

The Eadies January 20, 2011 at 6:56 PM  

The UK might be a really nice time for you guys to recharge, re-energize and focus on the year to come. Nampa has been just that for us, we were a bit burnt out but now we're ready to get back at 'er. Miss you guys, have a good trip!

Josh and Jocelyn R. Plett January 21, 2011 at 10:56 PM  

eeps! health issues are definitely a significant way the Enemy attacks me and our family as well. I know this is easier to say than to practice at times, but allow the LORD to heal those fears and not allow the Enemy to attack you mentally in those ways. He is more than able!

Have a fantastic time in England! Prepare yourselves for lots of eating!! haha.
jocelyn