Saturday, March 18, 2017

Mattaliina Joy is SIX!

Our little Princess, Matti Joy, is six years old! It's hard to believe it's been six years since we brought our little tie breaker home, but she has brought so much laughter and joy to our home in these few years!
Matti was thrilled with her "Balloon Avalanche" 

Six Years Old!

Matti has such a talented big sister! Anna decorated her cake!

Friday, March 10, 2017

New Blog on the Block

We are gearing up in preparation for the boat ministry this summer! We are excited about getting the boat back in the water and reaching more villages this year! The kids are excited about "Pop-Pop the Sailor Man" coming back for the summer.

Speaking of my Dad, he has recently started a blog to keep people updated on his ministry. He will be writing about his travels and burden for the boat ministry as well as the area of Maine and Canada he is serving in. He also has a burden for the Home and will be sharing encouraging articles on the Family. Dad has been in the ministry for many years and has raised 8 children to serve the Lord.

You can find his Blog here The Acceptable Home I Timothy 5:4



Monday, February 27, 2017

Suicide claims another victim



Thursday morning when we arrived at the church building we saw the neighbor lady shoveling out her car. We chatted with her for a few minutes. Her husband is a cook on a fishing boat and was at sea for the past six weeks. She was excited that he was getting home Friday and was getting the car all ready since he is the one who drives it.

Sunday morning we arrived to church to see an ambulance parked in front of their house. Soon after our arrival we saw a body being carried out of the house. When we knocked on the door no one was home.  Later that day we returned to visit. As Chris knocked on the door and went in the house the husband immediately told him his wife had committed suicide that morning. Broken hearted he grabbed onto Chris sobbing. He found her body that morning and in shock left the house until the ambulance and police came and removed her body.


Please, please pray for this man. He is at the lowest point in his life right now. Pray for us as we minister to him. Pray we can be exactly what he needs during this time and that he will come to put his trust in the Lord Jesus Christ. 

Also, please pray for our kids. Sadly, this isn’t the first person we’ve known that has committed suicide, but knowing that we arrived there shortly after it happened, seeing the police officer with his camera, the body being carried out... and it was someone we have known for a long time... has been really hard on the kids. It was difficult for a few of them to get to sleep last evening. They kept remembering talking to her one day and then seeing her body being carried out of the house 3 days later. They can't get the image out of their minds. 

The forces of darkness are here fighting for the souls of men and women. But Greater is HE that is in us, than he that is in the world! We need to keep pointing people to Christ while shining a light in this dark place.


Thursday, February 23, 2017

Fishing


The Greenlanders never cease to amaze me. They have to be the most rugged people in the world! It has been freezing cold for weeks and the harbor is pretty much closed due to ice. However, the fisherman have made a "temporary harbor" out int he middle of the bay. As you can see in the picture, the Bay looks about frozen over as well. The fishermen still make paths through the ice and go fishing! If only us Christians had the same fortitude to go fishing for men!





Saturday, February 18, 2017

Anna Grace is 14

Anna Grace is now 14! She loves to read, crochet and practice the piano. She is a HUGE help to us in the ministry and you can usually find her in the kitchen washing the dishes (willingly and without complaint!) after every church activity. She's becoming a sweet young lady and we are so blessed that she is ours ♥︎
Anna loves cake decorating and wanted to do her own cake

Our Teenagers!

The Whole Crew!

Anna Grace