Even though our family only occasionally celebrates the American THANKSGIVING,
Yes, I know - shame on us... (just being honest here)
and this year we are not (Rich is away at a training and we have too many other things happenin')
it is SO GOOD to reflect on all the many blessings I am grateful for this past year!
- I am LOVED by my God -
no matter what -
secure and resting in his loving embrace!
BETTS BEST WAY TO LIVE!!!
2. My wonderful family - each and every one -
here in New Zealand
in the USA
For the love we share, for health, protection and provision for all our needs!
We are abundantly blessed!
3. Friends all over the world, supporters, prayer warriors, churches without who we could NEVER do what we're doing!!!
SOOO GRATEFUL for YOUUUU!
4. The amazing GOD-connections in Uganda this past year -
precious, affectionate relationships with WONDERFUL people there
who have become friends and family
that I feel tremendously honoured to partner with!!!
The emails that we exchange when we're not together move me DEEPLY on a regular basis!
5. That GOD has released close to US$30,000 through individuals and churches from several countries for the orphans and widows in Uganda in the past year!
Even though it feels like a drop in a bucket of needs, it is a start and
HOPE and JOY
have been released through every dollar invested into
And that's without me doing anything structured - yet.
I feel unorganized, incapable and weak,
but offering the little bit of "oil" (time) I have
and my voice
to knock on all my neighbours' doors
and ask for containers (donations)
that would hold GOD's miracle of provision
so that the fatherless won't get taken away into slavery (literal and figurative)
and can have HOPE for a FUTURE!
Have a read through 2.Kings 4 if you don't understand my analogy - :)
GRATEFUL GRATEFUL GRATEFUL to a GOD full of GREATNESS!
And to the GREAT PEOPLE he's placed in my life!
I am SOOO blessed!!