ENTERING THE WEEK WITH HIGH HOPES AND EXPECTATIONS

Posted: July 25, 2010 in Uncategorized
It is the beginning of a new week.  We have high hopes and great expectations that much will be accomplished this week that will make a difference in the lives that Heartline touches and that will honor our wonderful God.

I just read LIVING THE CROSS CENTERED LIFE by C.J. Mahaney and want to share just a few tidbits for you to think about.

  • Men are opposed to God in their sin, and God is opposed to man in his holiness ~ J.I. Packer
  • The debt was so great, that while man owed it, only God could pay it. ~ Anselm
  • The Spirit does not take his pupils beyond the cross, but ever more deeply into it. ~ J. Knox Chamblin
  • Nothing in my hand I bring. Simply to your cross I cling. ~ Augustus Toplady
  • The glory of the gospel is this: The one from whom we need to be saved is the one who has saved us. ~ R.C. Sproul
  • Like nothing else the gospel creates joy; it’s both the source and object of our joy. ~ C.J. Mahaney

MOVING DAY

This coming Thursday the house that we put up with Nate and his crew in TiGoave will be moved into by Mama and Papa Emmanuel and by little Emmanuel, who is their surviving children after three died in the earthquake.  I will be sure to get pictures and to blog about this big event.  Heartline gave them money to purchase a piece of land which has plenty of room for the house and for a good size garden.
There are mixed emotions as the Heartline Field Hospital has been their home for several months and we are a real community.  The other patients love Emmanuel and his mama and will miss them terribly.  When I told the mama that we would be taking her and Emmanuel to their new home on Thursday, she appeared a bit uncertain and frightened and ask if I meant that they would be leaving and I told her yes. You see they have been a part of our lives and have depended on us for months and now they will be about three hours away by private vehicle and much longer by public transportation.  We will not send them empty handed as they lost all the possessions that they had when their house collapsed.  So we will be sure that they have beds and cooking supplies and we will give them several hundred dollars to set up house.  Please pray for this family as they brave out into new territory and as they start a new beginning.   STAY TUNE THIS WEEK FOR MORE ON THIS FAMILY.

AMANDA

Amanda has also been a part of our lives since March.  We have written about her often and told how her injuries could not be treated here in Haiti and that she would need more specialized care.  We, after much work by many people, now have approval by the Mayo Clinic and now we are getting ready for the visa appointment without which she can not travel.  Please pray with us as we are getting the dossier ready for her appointment scheduled for next week.

John

 

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