“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.“
Joshua graduated high school and has been working at a convenience store, serving at a church’s coffee shop twice a week, serving at an elementary school helping with English classes, and has held a small job doing posts on facebook for a travel agency. And now he is planning on going to a Discipleship/Mission school at YWAM (Youth With A Mission) in Taiwan soon! Join us to celebrate his graduation following the link below.
As far as family goes, we do have challenges due to so many changes but we’ve also had many special moments that we are thankful for. One of those things is that our four older kids went to an MK Retreat and they came back full of joy, having been in a context of other kids they can identify with.
Our kids are on summer vacation now ( part of July and August) and Israel will be coming back home for homeschool after summer is over. Johann and Olivia will continue sharing time between homeschool and public school while Dominique plans to keep up with the public school until she graduates next March, after which she will finish high school at home.
For us, in a country with basically no reference about church nor what to expect about it, it has been an immense privilege and a great responsibility to be the “first contact” for many people as ambassadors of Christ.
Since we arrived, we have sought to share the Gospel in various ways, pointing people to Christ. We have spoken about joy, peace, hope and love…but we see that there is great power when, whether with words or actions, people do not only hear the message but sense the LOVE of Christ though His people.
And that reminds us of 1 Corinthians 13.
“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
God loves people very much. And that’s why He gave us a message to share with them. If He loves them so much — to the point of giving his only Son and sending us to tell people about it — why would we do it in any other way but with the kind of love that displays God’s heart?
How did God’s love reach you?
How has God’s love flown through you?
Demonstrating the kind of love that represents God is not a small thing, neither is it easy or simple. But those things that are impossible for man is possible for God!