Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Greetings from LPP
Hello, dearest Pals!
I have missed you all as I have not been around the computer lately. My sister has kept me caught up on all the prayer requests, posts, and birthdays. Happy Belated Birthday to all the Pals whose birthdays I've missed ;)
Last Thursday we were treated to an Alouettes football game--wow, that was amazing. The Als won, we got lots of photos, but the highlights that stood out to me had ery little to do with the game itself...we were seated a few rows lower than the local radio station's broadcast booth, and during a cheerleaders show, my little brother ran up to the window of the broadcast booth and handed the color guy (a former player) a versecard we'd made. My sister was listening to the game on her walkman as she sat next to me. Suddenly she burst out, "You'd never believe it! They just read that on air! They just read Philippians 4:13 on air (I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me) and followed it up with 'Was that a message from the Saviour for the Alouettes?'" We both glanced up at the broadcasters and shot them a big beaming smile. Wow...that was special. A Bible verse was read on air during a football broadcast...wow! Then, after the game, we were brought down on the field by the chaplain, Tom Paul, (who was the minister at my dad's funeral) and he introduced us to a few of the players. Once again, I dug through my camera bag and wallet and gave my younger siblings versecards which they handed out to different players we met. It was an amazing experience! Like a dream come true...
I just thought you Pals would love to hear that. It encouraged us a lot, especially having that verse read on air! By the way, the versecard I snatched off the web and put here is NOT the one we gave out, but we love this one, too. I think it is out of print now, but we used to give this particular design out all the time! I don't want to post pics of our versecards because I am always concerned about copyright infringements (and not by Pals either!), but if anyone would like to see ours, I can e-mail it to a Pal to e-mail out :) I believe ours is the first-ever hockey-themed verse card to hit the market, and we have high hopes for it.
God bless you all. Thank you for all your prayers and encouragement!
Love and Prayers,