June 30, 2012

A Life of Surrender

Jim Elliot said it, "Missionaries are very human folks just doing what they’re asked. Simply a bunch of nobodies trying to exalt Somebody."
Don’t think for one second that our sacrifices are any harder than yours. there are not.
And since I view every Christian believer as a missionary, wherever they happen to live, we are just a bunch of nobodies trying to exalt our beloved Somebody.
The truth is, we all, if we are living a life surrendered to His will, have our own crosses to bear. Our own sacrifices to make. They all look different, but they all feel very much the same. And most of those sacrifices, no matter where we live on the globe are mostly made up of those small moments woven in.
Someone asked me, “What does a life of sacrifice look like? What exactly does living in surrender mean?”
I think a life of surrender means being so in love with our Savior that we willingly fling up our hands and tell Him we are willing to do whatever He asks of us, no matter what that means. And, doing it every day, again and again.

Convention 2012 at GGWO: To Live is Christ! Phil 1:21

God bless


A few pictures of our visit to the Churches in South Africa

Pr Jabu, Buyi and their beautiful children
The Greater Grace Nellmapius Church - Township outside of Pretoria

Lebo and Thloki and our girls at the Church PicNic

GreaterChurch Of Pretoria

Jako, Joh-Ann and Noah Nice

June 06, 2012

Picture of the week :)

We've been back in Baltimore for a week now and Chris brought our girls to their 1st Judo Tournament at Sensei Mike Veader's Dojo! They had a great time and won their first metals! Ha!