“As for Me, this is My covenant with them,”
says the Lord. "My Spirit, Who is on you, and
My words that I have put in your mouth
will not depart from your mouth,
or the mouths of your children,
or the mouths of their descendants
from this time on and forever,”
says the Lord." (Isaiah 59:21)
Dear Friends and Family,
This verse means a great deal to me because I felt God gave it to me on August 2, 1993, almost 23 years ago. I have prayed it often over the years. Even though it was a promise given to the children of Israel, I have claimed it for our own children, and theirs, and those yet to come.
Dear Friends and Partners,
J.L. asked me to share my thoughts about the past 5 days and Luke’s return. I’m not saying I speak for everyone, but this is my perspective today: Friday, August 2.
Dear Friends, Family and Partners,
Two men were born in different states and never knew each other. But their choices in life dramatically affected the generations that came after them.
The first man was only a child when his father died. His young widowed mother struggled to support her son and decided to remarry to secure a financial future for her and him. But she didn’t count on the fact that the new husband would not want another man’s son in his house. With much sadness, she was forced to send him away to live with relatives, with aunts and uncles. This was especially hard for him because he had to help support himself by working in the local mill while continuing to attend school. What kind of man and father would he grow up to be when his two immediate male role models had either died or rejected him?
"I thank my God every time I remember you.
In my prayers for you, I always pray with joy..."
Would you like to do something extra special in memory of, or in honor of, your Mother? How about giving a gift to another mother in the Third World? These deserving mothers in developing countries might be widows, single moms or pastors' wives. JLPF gives the following gifts:
“Declare His glory among the nations,
His marvelous deeds among all peoples.
For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise…”
There was a wide range of emotions for me as the Kenya trip came closer to reality. I was really looking forward to seeing Stakwell and Francesca, and their daughters: Wendy and Meribell again. Here’s a great picture of them on Easter Sunday morning and one of me with Francesca, her mother and the girls. Such a wonderful family!