Saturday, July 05, 2014


This week Kaleb and I have had the privilege of working with a great team of people at DVBS. This has been an opportunity for the Blumenort Church to reach out to kids in the community as well as bless our own families. For Kaleb, it's been a chance to get his feet wet leading kids in a group setting as well as connect with other young guys his age. And he's found out he loves it:)!

I spent most of my time with various other leaders, helping where needed. It was a super blessing to see these women in their world, to work with them in areas they are passionate about and feel called to. I loved the heart at DVBS, and I was privileged to be a tiny part of it!

Meanwhile, our friends in the Philippines have presented the New Testament to a local ethnic group. It would have been so much fun to be there.... to fly in visitors, to become visitors at this location, and to experience the joy of people who have God's Word in their language for the first time! What a blessing to follow the celebration on Facebook, to see the photos and hear many thoughts regarding this celebration. To consider the 25 years our friends, Bill & Donna, have dedicated to this translation. To ponder the many others who have been involved in the process over the years. To know God speaks truth when He says in Isaiah 55:11, "So is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it."

I pray you have a beautiful weekend.... we're enjoying the EMC Convention in Winnipeg this weekend. So far, it's been a huge blessing and encouragement, both to listen to the speakers and to connect with both old and new friends!

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