Friday, July 13, 2012

Follow You

Today we sent out our latest newsletter with an update on how God is moving in our lives.  It's such a privilege to share His Story and to know people care to read about what He's doing.  (If you are not receiving it, and would like to, please email me.)  

It is such an encouragement when people jot a quick sentence or two of encouragement and send it to us.  Many days those surprise emails are life giving!  Or when I have a post on Facebook and friends say, "We're praying for you."  Or when one of us writes a blog post, and someone says, "Hey, we're with you.  Keep saying YES to Jesus."  These things remind us that all of God's people are a part of His work around the globe, and honestly when we know people are praying, we FEEL THEM!  Your words of encouragement spur us onward!  So, thank you to people who pray, who send encouragement, and those who let us know we are not alone.  We are grateful.

For today's newsletter, our son, Weston (age 12), created a video to capture our heart's cry in coming to serve here.  This song was sung by our boys at our Send Off Party in Knoxville, so the lyrics are something we strive to truly live.  We hope you enjoy this glimpse into our hearts, and, we believe, the heart of God.

And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.  For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it.
Mark 8:34-35

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