THIS IS IT,
OUR DEAR FAMILY…
YOUR INVITATION TO A TIME OF PRAISE AND THANKSGIVING FOR GRANDMA CORA’S LIFE.
Many thanks to Bianca, Danny and her brother for doing up this invitation. YOU are the first recipients! It is hot off the press!
Whether you join us or not, please, please pray:
1. Physical & mental alertness for Grandma
2. God’s safe keeping for many travelers
3. JOY at this time of celebration
4. That willing workers would be raised up to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth as did Grandma Cora Dec. 1940
5. All honor and glory MUST go to God alone.
March 5th- We will be travelling to Brazil to attend mom’s 100th birthday there. Mom’s grandchildren from Europe and Asia, and many from the US, including her nephew and his granddaughter from Washington State.
March 8th, 4 PM (Sunday afternoon) we four siblings should join her and hundreds of others in praise to the kindness of the Lord. Many Brazilians will be driving to and from various cities as far as five hours away on that day. Edward Luz, the president of New Tribes of Brazil, will be speaking, challenging all present to live whole heartedly to reach unreached peoples of the earth. Mom’s words will be read, and we will each have a few minutes. My brother Hudson Taylor will lead the congregation in singing in English and Portuguese and the whole Taylor clan will sing praises to the Lord. Mom’s pastor, Luiz, of Berean Bible Church, ( Igreja Biblica Bereana) will close in prayer. My testimony will be about how the Lord used mom, in 1948, in Vina CA to lead me to the Savior. Dad was the pastor of the little church, but mom was the one who was present every day there in the parsonage.
March 8th, 5 PM (Sunday afternoon) we will all go to the Bible school dining room and eat about 90 lbs. of cake, 400 hot sandwiches, drink Coke, Guaraná and coffee. During the hour my brother in-law will lead the time of testimonies as individuals share the connection with Mom and her ministry in their lives over these 65 years. Mom will find it most difficult to stay awake during these two hours, but in her waking times, she is still connected to the importance of walking with the Lord and serving Him. She still challenges those who visit her to give their whole lives to serve Him.
March 9 through 16- Most of the relatives will be together for this week, and head back to the US on one of many flights, arriving back on the 17th, . We will depend on His protection for all of us during these days; please pray with us and for us. Might we be vessels of His alone and take seriously the challenge He has for us during those days.
Gwen and I are most grateful to each of you who make our support possible and call on the Lord for us. We really appreciate it.
Yours in Christ,
Calvin and Gwen