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Merry Christmas!

Here in Minnesota we love having snow for Christmas!But even if we didn’t have snow, there would still be Christmas.And even if there were no beautiful lights, there would still be Christmas.

But there wouldn’t be Christmas without Christ.

Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.”

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:

 “Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”

Luke 2:10-14 (NKJV)

Merry Christmas!

 

September Trip North

Not too long after getting home from our more southern excursion we loaded up to head north. It was a beautiful time in the season to drive to Thunder Bay, Ontario. NEFC (Native Evangelical Fellowship of Canada) was hosting an outreach weekend of music and messages and it was exciting to have a chance to be a part of it! We knew many of the people involved and in some ways it was almost like a family reunion.

there were a number of music groups that played several times over the weekend

Daniel and Jonathan did a great job helping with the sound

along with singing some shared their testimonies

smiling faces at the book table

On Saturday evening there was a group of young people that came who probably had little to no church background. Most of them really seemed to be paying attention to the message being shared that night.

Gary Quequish preached several times

these two may have had too much fun together

we were grateful to be here

The gospel went out so many times over the weekend in Thunder Bay and through the radio. Pray for lasting fruit! God is the one who gives the increase.

September Trip South

The first stop on our trip was a baseball game with friends. Fun fun!

we like batter’s practice for a chance to get a baseball

After that it was time for family camp in Iowa. Every year we’ve gone has been an encouragement and we leave with challenging messages lingering in our minds. Are we being a wise steward of the time God has given us? Do we have a godly vision for future generations? And what are we doing about it?In addition to the hours of wisdom that camp provides, we enjoy fun activities and lots of fellowship.

Dad and Abby went ziplining

Due to an injury Jonathan was on crutches so sometimes he had a personal chauffeur!After camp we went to North Carolina to sing in a couple places, one of which was a community awards dinner…a great chance to share the gospel in song with many people.

setting up

While we were there we had the opportunity to visit a living history Cherokee village. It was really interesting and educational. One thing we found fascinating was a hand-powered drill they invented way back in time.

Jonathan did a great job getting around

some of us enjoyed a walking trail afterwards

Our next destination was Tennessee to visit our grandparents and extended family.

And on the way home we enjoyed more mountain scenery. It’s an amazing world God has made!

I will praise You, O LORD, among the peoples, and I will sing praises to You among the nations. For your mercy is great above the heavens, and Your truth reaches to the clouds. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens, and Your glory above all the earth. Psalm 108:3-5 NKJV