Opportunities to be thankful

I’ve been in Albania now for about 4 days & I’m simply amazed at how wonderful this country is – truth be known, I’ve wanted to come to Albania for more than 20 yrs. Now that I’m here, I’m finding myself becoming more & more connected w the Albanian people. They are very strong in their hearts & relationships. They’re rich on love & community – simply amazing!
We’ve made some fantastic connections w wonderful opportunities for saving Moses. Like Moses, many babies have been abandoned & like Moses they have tremendous potential but just need some help to have a better future than present day.
We’ve seen God do some completely miraculous things that take your breath away – a 10 year old boy whose hearing was compromised was totally healed after his mom prayed for him. We’ve also been able to provide essential humanitarian support for some very impoverished Muslim communities – such warm & gracious people!!
Thanks so much for praying, your encouragment & support. We live to be part of Jesus’ love revolution!

keep your eyes & ears open

We’ve been on a family vacation this week & its been really refreshing.  Since we live in Denver, its very convenient to pop up to the mountains & go skiing / snowboarding as a family – a really nice interruption to the normal routine.  As I’ve been up here, I’ve been talking w God about some different frustrations, seeking Him about direction & absorbing, w His help, some of His grandeur in this spectacular scenery.  During one of my morning times w God, I read this verse that has SUPER encouraged me & I think it might just encourage you as well:

1 Cor 2:9-10,  eye has not see nor ear heard nor has it entered into the heart of man all that God has prepared for those who love Him.  For to us God revealed them  through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God.

So, keep your eyes & ears open, keep your heart tender & stay in love w God.  He will show you things to come that you could never dream of on your own! 🙂