Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Loaves of Prayer

Wow! How precious some folks can be and so
creative! Phyllis Summers, a wonderful pillar
of Dufur Christian Church created these mini-
loaves for people to take home as reminders to
pray for the Peterson family!
Thanks, Phyllis! We appreciate how you have
shown us your support and love!

Trip to Virginia - Truly Amazing!!!

We spent two weeks with lots of wonderful people. It was so amazing! God went before us and showed Himself so very faithful. The main reason for our visit was the fact that Berea Christian Church was doing a Wild Game Dinner/fundraiser on our behalf. We enjoyed sharing with folks at Berea as well as at First Christian Church in Wytheville and Stage Road Chapel. We visited so many folks that we could not even begin to count them all.
Berea Christian Church youth group took us snow skiing in West Virginia (yes, manmade snow) and also bowling. The Roberts' family took us to the Wild Game Park (picture above) in Ft. Chiswell ... such fun getting up close and personal with the animals there.
We enjoyed so much wonderful hospitality and outpouring of love from everyone, we are so very grateful. I really want to share one very special hug that we received ... from God. Cyndi Walters' momma called to tell us that we should attend the "Soup and the Word" luncheon at the Wytheville Presbyterian Church the following Tuesday. It is a time where area churches are invited to share lunch after listening to a special speaker for six weeks during the Lent season. She had no idea who the speaker of the day was, just that we should go.
We had decided before we left for Virginia that we would follow God's lead, wherever that took us. So ... all six of us took off for lunch at the Presbyterian Church come that following Tuesday. Amazing! Only God could have known that this was the day that we should have come. Reverend Michael Weller was the main speaker of the day, missionary to Africa after having served in southwest Virginia as a pastor for 5 years. He had gone to Africa with his four children years ago when they were just a bit smaller than our children. He gave the most beautiful blessing over our family right smack dab in the center of his sharing about his own mission. Then afterwards he encouraged our entire family in our calling to Uganda. It felt like a huge hug straight from God! Bless you, Rev. Weller!!!