Friday, September 29, 2017

Overwhelmed With Blessing

20170925_103457 (1024x768)We have moved into our new/old house. We are now living in the parsonage at Gold Country Baptist Church and will be here, at least through the end of the year. Actually it is a bit of deja vu for us because we lived in this house when we were preparing to come out to Guam in 1992-3. We are blessed to have such a nice place to stay and we, especially Joyce, are thankful to have “our own place” again. Thank you so much to the people at GCBC for taking care of us above and beyond our expectations. We have watched a steady parade of people bringing furniture, dishes, tools and other needed items over the last couple weeks. We are truly overwhelmed with blessing.

20170925_103209 (1024x768)To be honest, it does put a bit of a pin in the balloon of our pride. Joyce said to me the other night, “This is hard in a way, because I am the one who always brought people furniture and met people’s needs. When it is going in the other direction it is very humbling.” It is more blessed to give than receive, but sometimes it is harder on our self-image to receive. But we are in a position where we have no choice. It is a tremendous blessing to see the church in action the way it is supposed to be. This church and several others that sent us out to the mission field and are helping us now are obeying John’s instruction in 3 John 6-8, “They have told the church about your love. Please send them on their way in a manner that honors God. It was for the sake of the Name that they went out, receiving no help from the pagans. We ought therefore to show hospitality to such people so that we may work together for the truth.” Thank you and God bless!

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