As we packed up our stuff and prepared for our flight back to Michigan from Oregon, our nephews Wyley & Kaleb motioned that they wanted me to come with them to the bedroom. I followed them wondering what was going on. When we got back to the bedroom, Tom was there and the boys shut the door behind us. Wyley had something behind his back and said, “We wanted to give this”. He then presented us with a jar full of coins labeled “Missionary Offering”.
Tom and I were so touched by this heartfelt donation toward “telling people about Jesus”. As we poured the change onto the bed to count it, the boys informed us that they would be doing this again so that the next time we came there would be “even more!”. The grand total: $7.53! This is one of the most significant gifts we have been given. The innocence and joy that it was given with was so inspiring to us! Thanks boys.
We are so proud of their willingness to learn about giving and their desire to help people who are lost hear about Christ. Just one more example of how EVERYONE can have a part. I would love to see the face of our Lord as this offering was given. I have no doubt He was rejoicing at it.
We are happy to report that our trip to Oregon was fantastic! Possibly one of best trips ever. 🙂 It was amazing to see the unique ways God encouraged us, the way He provided for us and protected us! All I can say is that it was so wonderful to rest in knowing that God is in control. He is in control of how and when we get the support we need and He is in control of when we get our paperwork. After all, this is His work we want to do, so we can count on the fact that as we wait on His perfect timing, He will supply!
Now that we have been back in Michigan for almost a week, we are doing our best to catch up on the piles of mail, reconnecting with relationships and getting back on task with the many things we still have to prepare for our departure this July! Shockingly, we have been so busy ever since we got back that one of our suitcases is still not fully unpacked! Oh well, there is always tomorrow… at least for 63 more days :).
The latest rage in family airport travel