Welcome December

Florida has some very unique characteristics, one being that you may need to run the air conditioner one day and build a fire in the fireplace the very next day. Tuesday it was in the 80's; today we needed three layers of clothing to keep from shivering. We're wimps. This morning when I came downstairs I beheld a rare, wonderful site. (Please ignore the soot; Dick Van Dyke hasn't been around to sweep the chimney.)
Tonight we'll bundle up and head to church for night #2 of our annual missions conference. Last night's service was such a blessing! A national pastor from the Philippines preached the message, and there was also a presentation by a couple of deaf nationals from the island of St. Lucia who desire to evangelize the deaf in their home country. Another man from the island has completed his training and plans to go to Zimbabwe as a missionary to the deaf people there. There are so many people in the world who still have never been told that Jesus died for their sins so that they can spend eternity in heaven with Him. The deaf need to "hear" this message, too, and I am so thankful that our church has a ministry to the hearing impaired in our community and supports missionaries who minister to deaf people around the world.

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Thursday, December 02, 2010
Welcome December
Florida has some very unique characteristics, one being that you may need to run the air conditioner one day and build a fire in the fireplace the very next day. Tuesday it was in the 80's; today we needed three layers of clothing to keep from shivering. We're wimps. This morning when I came downstairs I beheld a rare, wonderful site. (Please ignore the soot; Dick Van Dyke hasn't been around to sweep the chimney.)
Tonight we'll bundle up and head to church for night #2 of our annual missions conference. Last night's service was such a blessing! A national pastor from the Philippines preached the message, and there was also a presentation by a couple of deaf nationals from the island of St. Lucia who desire to evangelize the deaf in their home country. Another man from the island has completed his training and plans to go to Zimbabwe as a missionary to the deaf people there. There are so many people in the world who still have never been told that Jesus died for their sins so that they can spend eternity in heaven with Him. The deaf need to "hear" this message, too, and I am so thankful that our church has a ministry to the hearing impaired in our community and supports missionaries who minister to deaf people around the world.

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3 Comments:
Blogger Faith said...
how awesome about the missions to the special needs people! great news.....and I love your Christmas-y header...very pretty!!

That fireplace looks cozy....my girls are wishing for some white stuff but it seems to be staying out in the central and western part of the state....and there isn't even any in the Adirondack mountains yet other than on the summits of the high peaks....maybe on xmas eve we'll see some!

Blogger Carolina Gal said...
I, for one, am happy to have the colder weather. :o)
What a blessing to have the deaf ministry speaking at your church. We attended a church years ago that had a person that signed every service. There is definately a need for this.

Blogger Adrienne said...
I wish I could have slipped in and sat with you to hear the missions messages! What a privilege we have to hear how God's love is being shared with people around the world.
~Adrienne~

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