Believing the Promises of God - in His Word

Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed… Without weakening in his faith… Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what He had promised. ~ Romans 4 [selected 18-21]

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Isaiah 26:3

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusteth inThee.

My daughter, Becky, sent these pictures and this request this morning. I am asking others to pray for her and her family and those in Haiti and the teams who are ther now as well.

We are on day 4 of torrential rains here in Haiti. We had a team here since Friday and they actually returned to Cayes yesterday cause they couldn’t do anything out at their sister church. Everything was wet, the kitchen was soaked and the church ladies cooking their meals were soaked thru. Here are a few pics from their drive home yesterday. The first pic is them driving over a bridge over a river.

That was 24 hours ago, the road must be covered now. The 3rd pic is the paved road they were driving on to get back to Cayes. I have never seen rain like this. Yes, we’ve had 8 days in a row before of rain, but not the constant torrential rains. It doesn’t let up for hours at a time!

We are safe and dry. There are 5 spots where water is getting into our house (4 roof leaks and one where it is seeping thru the walls) but it’s not that bad. Most people have holes in their roofs, so I am not complaining!

Please be praying! Becky

Father God ~

Please watch over all those in Haiti this day and this week as these rains come down. May we be reminded with every drop of RAIN that you are showering down GRACE UPON GRACE UPON GRACE! Protect and provide all that is needed and turn these rains into showers of blessing! In JESUS Precious Name we ask it, AMEN!
JOY, Stephanie

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Journey of a Lifetime and She's Only In Kindegarten

Many adults gasped, "Oh no, I'm so sorry." Such were the comments when telling friends, relatives, or even a grocery store checkers that my daughter and her family were going to Haiti. That was over 18 months ago - just three months after the disastrous earthquake struck the tiny country.

I had not seen my family in person until July of this year, when they were home for a short vacation to the States. After three weeks of visiting here, interestingly, all of their children [my grandchildren] couldn't wait to go "home"!

"Home" is Haiti for them. They now speak the language of the native people. This is Tessa's first day of Kindegarten [twazyčm] . The kids love Haiti, and though many adults would think they are missing so much, the kids are on an adventure of a lifetime with God!

I wondered, as I pondered over this picture, what kind of life do we lead? Do we really consider our pilgrimage, our journey, to be full of adventure and not so common place with God? Our feet may be dressed in different color socks, sometimes we march alike and sometimes we stick out like a sore thumb. But each of us has our place in God's kingdom. May we go to where God leads us falling into the ranks of "Onward Christian Soldiers" wherever HE sets our feet!

I am teaching the book of RUTH at this time. This verse came to mind from the picture:

Ruth 1
16 But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. 17 Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the LORD deal with me, be it ever so severely, if anything but death separates you and me.” 18 When Naomi realized that Ruth was determined to go with her, she stopped urging her.
19 So the two women went on until they came to Bethlehem.

Becky [the mother of Tessa] sent me this link based on this passage above: