Thursday, November 18, 2010

We are Grateful!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

     There is so much to be thankful for this time of the year and all throughout the year.  Some of the people that we are grateful for are our family, friends, prayer, and support partners.  Because of the sacrificial giving of our missionary partners, we have been able to be world missionaries for over 20 years.  Many have sent extra gifts along the way to help us and our family and we are grateful for the generosity and kindness of so many.
     We have three grown sons, one married (Joshua married Jennifer in September).  Our sons went to the mission field with us when they were little boys and supported us, helped us, and prayed for us.  We are grateful to be blessed with such fine men.  And now, I can say, my daughter too!!
     We have a family that had to let us go to parts unknown with tears and a heavy heart.  My husband's Mother brought us a turkey from the states in her luggage, when she came to visit us in Ecuador in the early 90s.  Now, that is some support and a Mother's love!  At that time turkey was scarce and expensive, when you did find it.  When we arrived in Ecuador in 1991, the big talk among the missionary women was that they were now cutting the new hamburger buns......and there was diet coke.....which I grew to like better than the recipe in the U.S.A.  It was much sweeter, which pleased my sweet tooth.
     So, if you are reading this and you are family, friends, or our supporters, we give thanks to the Lord for you and we appreciate you and are grateful this 2010 Thanksgiving!  May you and yours be blessed!  There is a video below of Paul in Haiti, sending greetings and thanks.