Tuesday, July 10, 2012

4th of July!

Victoria in her 4th of July dress that Mom made for her.
Victoria, enjoying the warm sunshine and scratchy grass.

Mom and Rachel made all the girls matching skirts...

And hair bows:) Proverbs 31:19 She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.

Matthew and Caleb are proud of Ben,(their older brother, who is in the National Guard)!! Their shirts say The Army National Guard, the Shield of Freedom.

Our Aunt and Uncle had a corn maze float in the parade. Matthew was the  Corncob and I, (Elizabeth), was the Cow. It was really really fun!

A highlight of the 4th of July was the pool at our relatives house. What's the matter Joanna?? Going to slip off your inner tube:)?

Before we saw the fireworks the little ones had fun playing at the park. Here Esther is playing peek-a-boo with Mom. Another thing that we did before the fireworks began was to pass out 180's. It's about Abortion, World War II, The Holocaust, Salvation,and more. This Dvd really makes you think! Priscilla, Rachel, Abby, Matthew and I were able to give out around 121 of the Dvds!! We would like prayer that the Dvd's would be used in each of the people's hearts for good, and that people would become more interested in spiritual things through them.

"O thus be it ever, when free men shall stand between their loved homes and the war's desolation!

Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the heav'n-rescued land praise the pow'r that hath made and perserved us a nation!

Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just, and this be our motto:

In God is our trust!

And the Star Spangled Banner in triumph shall wave o'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave!
I hope that everyone had as wonderful time during 4th of July as we had. don't forget what is truly the most ultimate reason to celebrate: Jesus!! Whether it is Christmas, Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, or TODAY celebrate Jesus. Thank him for breath, a new life in Him, a home in heaven, freedom to worship, the sun, rain, and the twittering of birds....the list is endless! The happiest of Christians, are those who are thankful and do not forget what Jesus has saved us from. Hope you have a great day today!
Special thanks to the city of Warroad for the amazing display of fireworks on the 4th of July!!

1 comment:

  1. Great post Elizabeth! I loved all the pictures. :-) The skirts and hair ribbons your mom and Rachel made are so neat! Sounds like you had a great Independence day, as we did. I am so encouraged that you all handed out so many of the 180 DVD's. I have seen most of the film on line, and it really does make people think, as you said. We will pray for all those who got a copy on the 4th. We also had an opportunity to share the gospel on the 4th of July - we were able to hand out a lot of tracts, sing and play accordion. It am just so encouraged and uplifted whenever I hear about y'all sharing the gospel and telling people the truth - it so needs to be heard, and few Christians are willing to tell people! Here is a link to a video we put together of our "witnessing adventures" on the 4th: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alE4ZyspuPI&feature=plcp
    Karen F