Monday, April 9, 2012

Slowed Down For Showers From Our Savior

His Work is Perfect

Deuteronomy 32:4
He is the Rock, his work is perfect:
for all his ways are judgment:
a God of truth and without iniquity,
just and right is he.
Today we simply could do nothing but praise the Lord. As we prepared for Easter Sunday I had no idea what to expect knowing that for many people the only times they attend church are at Easter and Christmas. We had an average crowd for Sunday School but for our morning service we had 16 children and 32 adults for a total of 48 people. We started the service a little late due to the fact we needed to find chairs to fit everyone in the building. With everyone packed inside the sound filled the room with life and energy as we sang hymns in the small auditorium. We were also privileged to have Cindy Sawyer, the founding pastor’s wife, with us and she was overjoyed to see the ministry that her husband started continuing to move forward. I preached from 1 Corinthians 15 on the resurrection of Christ, as well as, the future resurrection that we as God’s children will experience. Please pray that the Holy Spirit will take the inadequate message that I preached and work it into the hearts of the hearers.

His Way is Perfect

Psalm 18:30
As for God, his way is perfect:
the word of the LORD is tried:
he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.
Our plans were to leave for Des Moines, Iowa after lunch to be at New Testament Baptist Church for their Missions Conference this week.Knowing it would be a long drive we made plans to stop in Omaha, Nebraska for the night. It is about 8 hours from Guernsey to Omaha so we wanted to hit the road as soon as possible. The Lord had different plans and we were rejoicing that His ways are not our ways. There has been a camper parked beside our church for the last 2-3 weeks that Becca’s cousin and the Tuckers used while they was with us. Craig, the man who owns the camper, stopped by and was preparing to take it home. When we looked inside to double check that everything was ready to travel we discovered that someone had put several sacks of grocery's and paper goods in the camper for us. We had no idea when the groceries were put in the camper, but it couldn’t have been in there too long before we found them because the bananas and fruit were still fresh. If Craig had not come to get his camper we would have not looked inside and many of the groceries would have spoiled by the time we returned from the Missions Conference. With that delay a young family who joined their grandparents for church with us today asked to fill my tank with gas before we left. I had intended to get gas Saturday night but forgot and when they asked to fill our tank I had just finished telling  Becca that I would run and get gas while she finished getting the kids ready. They graciously filled our tank and we were on the road later than we planed but on time with God’s plan.

Family Snapshot


This week was Elizabeth’s 2nd birthday, but  she was very sick all night before her birthday, the day of her birthday, and at this point she is still very sick so we have not yet celebrated her birthday. We plan to do that when we get with Grandma and Grandpa when she feels better.


Andrew is a boy all around. He is a cookie monster and of course he thinks bigger is better. He enjoyed playing on the slide at the park but it wasn’t long until he crawled his way over to the bigger slide.

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