Saturday, December 20, 2008

Bringing Hope as a Family

This morning after teaching in Jumpstart Leadership Training with men at Grace, I went out on a family blitz, minus Josh, who had basketball practice. As a family we were able to deliver packages of food, fresh cookies, hams, and Christmas presents. The Bible says you are more blessed to give, than to receive. Well, that certainly was the case for us.

We gathered with 100's of others, and were given the opportunity to visit 3 families in Goshen. It felt so good to deliver hope to these families. Prior to going, we prayed over the food, and asked God to give us divine appointments. And wow, did he ever answer that prayer.

At one home a sweet ten year old boy who had cerebral palsy, asked if we could sing Christmas Carols. We sang Silent Night through tears with him. We prayed with every family, and spent time in their homes with them. The best part was the trip home as we talked about what had just taken place with our kids. We had many teachable moments and connected their experiences to the Bible. This is our primary way of discipling our kids, connecting life, to God and then to them. Thanks God for blessing us with so much!

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