When I held my newborn girls in my arms for the first time, I wondered who they would become when older. Who will they look like? Will they be funny or serious? Will they run hard after a relationship with God?
I’m often proud of our two girls, Laura and Christine. I love how each of them reflect God in a variety of ways. This week waves of joy fill me as I watch Laura embrace her own personality in a world that gives conflicting messages to us. She’s in Honduras for the second time, serving on a team from her church. She’s being stretched as she is leading small groups and devotions along with a translator. A few years ago, she would have shook her head and laughed if you had told her she’d be doing this.
Now she is talking about “purpose” and how present God has felt this week as she has served. I know that feeling. It took me much longer to feel it and embrace my own inadequacies and gifts; intertwining both and presenting them to God as a living sacrifice…holy and pleasing to God (Romans 12:1-2).
Rejoice with us this week! She has 3-4 more days in service THERE before returning to her service HERE.
Florence S Ginter
August 6, 2019 at 7:58 PM
I cannot figure out from the picture, which one is Laura. I usually know her by her smile. She looks so much like Ken. I have prayed many years for Laura and it is so wonderful when we see how God answers our prayers!! All glory to Him!! I’m sure there were times when they were growing up that you joined the ranks of mothers who were sure they were “the worst mothers going” according to their children. How faithful is our God!!!
Ken & Anne
August 6, 2019 at 8:32 PM
She is the one to the right!
August 6, 2019 at 8:07 AM
Will definitely look forward to hearing all that God revealed to Laura this week.
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