"I have long dreaded the thought of getting to the end of life and regretting that I allowed my own timidity or other people's expectations to determine the course of my life. I decided that several of my beliefs should determine the course of my life...I believe that the Creator, has an epic script into which my minute presence has been written." - Steve Saint
Merry Christmas from the Beebe family: Robin, Reid, Mason, Franklin, Weston, Braden and Godwin!
Dec. 22, 2011
Home from Colorado for Christmas...
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Time To Celebrate
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6 ESV)
We’ve just returned from our three-week training intensive at Mission Training International (MTI) in Palmer Lake, Colorado. Our lives were impacted by the material we covered and the relationships we formed with other missionaries. It was awe-inspiring to realized that the families training with us will be serving in 21 countries around the world within the next year!
Our entire family, all boys included, dove deep into topics we might otherwise never touch: stress, conflict styles, cultural understanding, chaos, language learning, relational dynamics, grief, loss, hellos and good-byes to name some of what we covered. It was an intense three weeks with many tears and joys. MTI has better prepared our family to go serve as a team.
We have returned home to Robin’s parents’ house with many Christmas cards awaiting us. Thank you for the greetings and encouragement. Your wishes brought many smiles! Because of our training, our cards will arrive in early 2012, but our hearts wish you a joyous Christmas season.
We look forward with anticipation to celebrating our Saviour’s birth this Sunday. We will cherish our time with family and friends. We will thank God for each of you as you serve our Lord as “senders” for His mission in Ghana. We are grateful for your prayer and financial support. YOU are a wonderful Christmas gift to us this year. We thank God for you.
The Lord is faithfully providing for His work, but we still have a long way to go. Currently, we are at approximately 45% of our monthly needs and at 35% of our launch cost. Would you please pray about an end of the year gift to help us? A gift of any amount would help. It would be a blessing. If you would like to make an end-of-the-year tax deductible contribution, see the donation information at the bottom of the email. Thank you again for all you are doing to help with God's work in Ghana.
We are a family who loves Jesus. We have followed him to the faraway land of Ghana, West Africa. We know He led us here for His purpose - for His name to be great among the nations. (Psalm 46:10) We are here for His glory alone.
By sharing a glimpse into our lives through our posts we give this permanent disclaimer: Nothing written here is to exalt ourselves. We desire for everything we do, say, think, write, or share to be for God's glory alone. We know this life is not about us, and do not ever wish to make it so. We are not trying to share our "experience." We are not trying to pose for pictures. We are not trying to make you think we are doing something we are not. We are broken, imperfect people made complete through the grace of Christ. There is nothing special about us - except the Lord we follow. We want all glory, honor, and praise to go to whom it is due - Jesus.
Sometimes we may write things that are hard to read. It's not our purpose to offend anyone or impose guilt. Life in Ghana is vastly different from life in America. Sometimes when you read about the struggles of your fellow brother, we hope you are propelled to pray. This blog is our avenue to share how God is revealing more of His heart to us. In the process, God allows us to see deeper into our own. It gets ugly sometimes. We are humbled that He has allowed us to be hands and feet of His work. For this, we rejoice in God's boundless grace.
If you accept the terms of this blog - please feel free to read and enjoy. It's not about us.
"But as for me, God forbid that I should boast about anything except for the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. The world has been crucified to me through him, and I have been crucified to the world." - Galatians 6:14
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