Thursday, April 23, 2015

In Jesus Name!!

Recently our family have had several opportunities to minister together to some who may occasionally be overlooked...

The Saturday before Easter Sunday, we piled into our two vehicles and headed for a old folks home in Roseau. We were able to sing a variety of songs, talk with quite a few of the elderly, and (praise the Lord) Dad was able to clearly share the gospel!!

Playing Prelude.
A Duet..."All That I Need"

 Last weekend found us in The Cities. Our family was greatly blessed with Victoria, and due to her life we've had many avenues of service. One of these is making and serving meals at the Ronald McDonald house. It's hard to see so much suffering and heartache. It's really a blessing to serve all that come, knowing that we are helping  a physical need in these peoples lives. Hearing people share challenges they are facing makes me realize how blessed I am, and how ungrateful I am at times for so many simple things of life that God daily provides for me.
One family had an eighteen year old son that was dying. They were Christians, and their testimony was beautiful to see. Through everything they still showed gratefulness, joy, and trust in a Great God who never makes mistakes.
Pillows for the children in the hospitals. They are kind of like a stuffed animal for the kids...they are also used for repositioning and helping a child keep comfortable. We were also able to make some tied quilts for the hospital.
Amazingly, we met up with the family that we gave Victoria's stroller to last year!! We appreciate this family and this little girl is so sweet!  :)
The Three Musketeers cleaning and organizing games in the Ronald McDonald Family Room.
Caleb cleaning and organizing DVD's.
For Friday's dinner we served Mexican lasagna, cheese buns, salad, and apple crisp. There were 67 people that came...There was extra people due to an accident and an overload of family and friends that came in support of those in the accident.
Marie ready to serve drinks and apple crisp.
For Saturday Brunch, we served fruit, yogurt, scrambled eggs, cinnamon rolls, mini muffins, and juice.
The master chefs. The scrambled eggs were given a B+ by a young man who ate them...the eggs might have been given a higher rating if they had been better than what the young man himself could make:):)
We stayed Saturday night coming home Sunday, and had time for some swimming, Dutch Blitz, shopping, and workout fun on a couple different machines:)

  Monday, the Bright Lights group that Rachel and I are involved with, went to the Warroad Senior Living Center. My cousin did a chalk talk, while Rachel and I read from the Bible of the death and resurrection of Christ. The bright lights group sang a couple of songs and recited Psalm 1. We also made Resurrection Buns for the coffee time after the program. It was neat to serve the residents and talk with them. Thanks so much to all who made the treats,  and for Jessica J. for playing the piano!
"Blessed is the Man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly nor standeth in the way of sinners nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful..."

"Lord I will shine your light, with joy and a smile that's bright. I will seek you all my days, Lord I want to know your ways, in this world of night Lord I will shine your light."

"33 And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.
34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do..."

Matthew 25:40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me


  1. What a joy to serve as a family. It speaks so loudly in this culture. God continues to use Victoria's life to minister to others - Glory to His Name! Love the genuine smiles on all of your faces.

    1. Thanks for the kind words. Glory be to the King of Kings for anything that he accomplishes in our lives. And yes, it truly is a joy to do things together as a family :)