I saw you on the local news (Ottawa) last night speaking about your mission trip to El Salvador. The pictures of the children warmed my heart and brought tears to my eyes. I'm so pleased you went on that trip - your worldview has changed forever and now you have an awesome responsibility to speak out on behalf of the poorest, most vulnerable ones in our world - that is a great privilege our God has given you. I've been on seven mission trips so far - so I know the heart-change you have undergone. Thank you Mike for being an inspiration and such a giving person. God bless you now and in the upcoming Senator's season!!
Julie - Little Missionary
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
An Important Relayed Posting
My e-friend Sherri at http://matteroffactsite.blogspot.com/ wrote this yesterday and asked that it be relayed:
This is a photo of my youngest son's friend Tyson Serles. A private first class serving our country in the US Army.
I remember the night of the Senior Awards, My son Jon and Tyson shared an award for their achievements in Art. Tyson was also honored when he and a few other boys from Jon's class, received large bonus checks from the different branches of service as they signed on to protect their country. When he and the others walked on the stage to receive their awards, I said a little prayer for them, for their protection and wisdom and guidance for whatever would lay ahead of them.
I watched Tyson accept his check with that contagious mile long grin of his, and he practically skipped back to his seat and he was applauded by those in attendance.
Last week we received news that Tyson had been critically injured in a roadside bombing. Sadly, his entire group of soldiers he was traveling with, except for his Sergeant, were either killed or critically injured. Tyson bravely tried to pull his fellow soldiers from the wreckage and witnessed one friend take his last breath.
Tyson is 19 years old, and has already lost an entire group of buddies. One soldier who past away asked Tyson to start the prayer chain before he passed on.
What a load for a young man to carry. He is without family , in a foreign land (Iraq) , with no familiar faces to be by his bedside while he recovers and grieves for his friends and fellow soldiers. What if this were your son, or brother or friend?
According to Tyson's father Tim, his condition has now been upgraded to stable. Tim is asking for cards or letters to be sent to Tyson to encourage him as he recovers.
What a small task for us...what a large impact it can make on Tyson.
Would you please send something to this precious young man who has already sacrificed more than most of us will ever be asked to give. He bravely moved out of his comfort zone on behalf of others. Let's do it for him.
It will take 5 minutes for you to fill out a card, and a very small amount of money to mail it.
Please do this small gesture. I'm counting on you. I'm hoping he gets a room full of cards and letters from all over the world!
Feel free to re-post this, pass it along in an email, put it in a church bulletin, or pass along to any other group that would be willing to take five minutes to help lighten someone's load.
Start your weekend off by doing something for someone else. Whatta' ya' say? Can I count on you?
PFC Serles, Tyson
HHT, 1-40 CAV (ABN)
APO AE 09354
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posted by John Cowart @ 5:12 AM
I found this over at my blog friend John Cowart.
I post it here in hope that any of you Pilgrims might follow the call.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
happy birthday david!
now we really hope that you can leave faceook for just a bit so that you can see that all of the pilgrim pals are wishing you a very happy birthday!
don't you worry that you are getting old.
after all for today, at least, you are the birthday boy!......love from all of your friends, the pilgrim pals!
david this is your favourite group as it is my favourite.
that is how we met on the blog. because of greater vision.
this is my favourite song!
oh for another concert, eh?....love terry
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Hi friends: please pray for a friend of mine whose home has been up for sale for about 10 months. If she and her husband don't soon sell the home they will loose a huge amount of money they put as a down payment on a new place. The building company of the new home already granted one extension. They have had some recent offers/interest but not sure if it's going through. It must be very stressful.
Thanks for praying.
Julie - LM
Thanks for praying.
Julie - LM
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
10Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
11The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.
12She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.
13She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.
14She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.
15She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.
16She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.
17She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.
18She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.
19She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.
20She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
21She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.
22She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.
23Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.
24She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.
25Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.
26She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
27She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
28Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.
29Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.
30Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.
31Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.
have a happy day mom ljung with all of your loved ones...
love from all of the pilgrim pals!
we can't give you flowers on the far side of the sea so we will send you some sunrises and mountains!..