Things We're Thankful For

November 2007


Things we are particularly thankful for during this Season of Thankfulness:

 Our health

 Ann?s healing

 God?s provision for Ann?s surgery and all that went with it

 Aaron and his walk with Christ

 Ben and Danielle?s new marriage partnership for His glory

 For Kostia, Sergei, Vova, and Zhenya, whose lives enrich our own as we do life together here in our new home in the Transition Center

 For the way God is working in the lives of these guys and about 20 more kids who are being ministered to through the ?You Are Not Alone Club? post-orphanage ministry

 Vitaly and Natasha?s marriage, the first for our church here, and the first from our transition ministry - the cycle is broken, a Christian home is born!

 Our kids? church in Texas and the challenging teaching they receive there

 Podcast sermons we are able to download from their church and ours      ? these things are truly a spiritual life-source to us here

 Our little Russian church here in Voronezh, and the way they are affirming our kids in their own faith as they engage them in the life of the church

 Our Russian staff here, Ludmilla and Sasha Kotov, Natasha, and all the volunteers who pour themselves out for these kids week in and week out

 For our family and loved ones back in Texas, looking after things for us, particular Robert?s dad helping with our mail, and his brother Dwight and our friend Charlie, looking after our house

 Our daily bread ? as He provides all that sustains us

 Our partnership with one another (Ann & Robert) in life, love and work

 Our faithful supporting partners who provide the prayer support and resources for what God is doing here

 Jesus, who died to bring our salvation and redemption

 The Holy Spirit, who never leaves us alone

 God, our Father and Father to the fatherless, who loves us beyond our imagination