Saturday, February 12, 2011

Cast-Off Day!

Sylvia Irena is cast free!  Hip Hip Hooray!
Sylvia standing in her cast
No, we didn't throw away any old clothes and we didn't set sail for Tanna either!  Today was the day that Sylvia Irena "cast-off" her body cast that she has been wearing for the last 4 months!  She is free to crawl and stand and walk now.  When she first had the cast put on we prayed that the Lord would give her and her parents grace to endure this time of "confinement."  God has answered our prayers in abundance!  She learned to roll over in her cast and crawl, and lately she was even standing in her cast!  She is a determined little girl!  In a few days the girls will celebrate their first birthday.  We praise God for his hand of protection in their lives and for his grace that has been more than evident in Joel and Bekah's lives as well as our sweet grandgirls.
Dora (left) and Sylvia (right)

  Luke 5:24-25 - Jesus to the paralyzed man:
"I say to you, get up, and pick up your stretcher and go home." Immediately he got up before them, and picked up what he had been lying on,
and went home glorifying God!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Cyclone Season is Here!

Image accessed at on 3 February 2011
This is how large Cyclone Yasi was when it hit the coast of northern Australia!  Interesting perspective.  Have you wondered how cyclones get started?  I have, especially since we've faced 2 fairly large and devastating ones within the last 2 weeks - Cyclone Vania and Cyclone Yasi.  Here's an interesting story that explains how they get started as well as other interesting information.  Click here to go to the story.

Please be in prayer for all those who are suffering as a result of these violent storms.  Pray also for wisdom for the leaders in the Church of the Nazarene as they reach out in compassion to help the victims.