In 2012 a dream came true: a place of refreshment for church leaders. This is a studio apartment that is next to our house. Several leaders have stayed in this guest house, some in very critical need of restoration. Because of the limited size of the apartment, it is suitable for only one person or a couple. There is no place to bring a child. However, on the flip side, it is close to the lake, the train station, shops and restaurants.
After my mother passed away a year ago, each of the children received some money. We used our portion to purchase a house for ministry that is eight miles away from us in an isolated area on a mountainside. This will not only honor our parents but will expand our ministry to church leaders. Now an entire family can be refreshed in The Hideaway with a wonderful panorama view.
We need funds to renovate the living room, bathroom and kitchen at The Hideaway and later, the other rooms. The contractor is scheduled for the 2nd and 3rd weeks of May.
Also, we just found out that we can purchase the empty lot on either side of The Hideaway which would ensure that the place remains peaceful and quiet. This is important for those who come. We can close on the sale of one of these properties as soon as we have the funds. We would also like to do maintenance work on the existing Ministry House.
If you can make a donation to this, we believe that it would be a wise investment in God's Kingdom. Please contact us and we will let you know the best way to send the funds. These project funds are separate from our monthly support funds.
Friday, June 23, 2017
Before my mother passed away, Marion sang a song for her that comes from Psalm 121. With Marion having the fire accident, this psalm has been my strenght.
Thanks to each of you that have been praying for Marion following her burn accident. It could have been much worse. Rose was talking with Marion via Skype when it happened. Oil on the stove overheated and when Marion went to throw the pan out the door, the wind caused it to flame up with fire going into her face. The face only had first degree burns but the right hand had third degree burns with second and third degree burns on the legs and feet.
Marion had the presence to call the next door neighbor, my first cousin, Jarvis Harrison. Thank God he was inside and got the call. He was there within one minute and put the fire out. Otherwise, the house would have ignited quickly. He then drove her to the emergency room in Laurel, MS and after bandaging her, sent her on to the burn center in Jackson, MS. My sister, Sara, as well as Rose's sister, Libby, also went to the emergency as well as Jacob, Marion's friend from the JCJC choir. Syble was waiting in Jackson. Three of her choir friends also drove to Jackson when they heard the news. The surgery was on Wednesday.
Rose also traveled on Wednesday but missed her connection in Toronto. She got some rest and arrived the next day.
Please pray that Marion will have a speedy recovery. Marion loves the Lord so much and serves Him with all of her heart.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Sunday, May 8, 2016
At the end of the summer, Daniel plans to complete his master's degree in computer science at the University of Southern Mississippi. He is in the process of applying for work.
The wind of God's Spirit is once again blowing through Europe. We are rising to the challenge of calling prayer warriors to call out for revival and to pray for workers. At the same time, we are coming alongside church planters and established churches throughout Central Europe to support them in prayer. Will you commit to pray with us? Prayer Initiative
Thursday, November 12, 2015
As we gather around our Thanksgiving dinner table, we first tell the story of how the holiday came into being, then we give thanks to God for His blessings before beginning the feast that has been prepared. After the dessert is finished, we remain at the table a little longer. Each person can share their own testimony of thanksgiving.