We had our Christmas outreach before Christmas, and anywhere from 300 - 500 kids came to our children's home yard to have what we call "Christmas with Jesus". We had this event last year and it was such a great success, we decided to do it again this year. A good time was had by ALL of the children that were invited to participate, even our own kids, and some adults too, had a blast. We had sack races, trampoline's, soccer and other games, plus we had cotton candy, candied apples, ice cream, and of course Ernie cooked a big ole pot of food. They were also given a bag of goodies with some toy's, juices, and some food items. Check out some of the pictures that were taken that day, it brought so much joy to those children, and to us as well. It helped us to remember that Jesus is the reason for the season, REALLY!
Thank you everyone that helped us make this happen, God bless you ALL, and Happy New Year.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
This Thanksgiving we took a short trip to BTR to visit with my family and a few friends. It had been two years since we had been in the states for Thanksgiving, so it was really nice. We had a great time, and yes it was non stop, but we enjoyed ourselves, and got to visit with some old friends, and also a few new ones, it was a blessing. It was great spending time with my family, we had a good time, lots of laughs. Thank you Paul and Kelly for letting us hang at your place, we always feel right at home, God bless you and your home.
We are still cooking every Sat. for the women and children, and it has been amazing to see the love of God at this event. A few weeks ago I met a lady that has 10 children, her husband passed away just recently, and she walks about 5 miles, every Sat. with all of her children to receive the Word, and get a hot meal for her family. She has twin girls, about age 6, and a baby boy, around 1, and these children really left me in tears one day because they did not have on any shoes, and their feet were filthy, and blistered, the other siblings had shoes, but not these, and so i wanted to get them shoes. I was able to give the little boy some shoes, but did not know the girls size, so i measured their feet, so next week i will give the girls their shoes. We are so blessed with children’s items, and i know that as long as God is blessing us, we will bless others, that’s what we are here for to be a blessing. Thank you to everyone that helps us by sending shoes, clothes, and of course financial donations to buy the food items we need to cook with every Sat., it means SO much.
We hope and pray that you all have a
very blessed holiday season.
God bless you all.
Robyn and Ernie