The goodness of God is seen everywhere I look in my life lately…
His hand has been on my family in many many ways.
A few of the praises include the free vegetable plants that were given to me by a wonderful garden-loving member of our church, coupled with the rain from the LORD, we are enjoying an abundance of cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes and mint from just six starter plants in a small flower bed. It is a blessing to have enough to share with my coworkers and neighbors.
Last weekend, I was able to care for an elderly neighbor (Jean) for a few days as she was dealing with vertigo. The Lord allowed me to provide meals for her and enough encouragement to keep her from spending the time in the hospital until her daughter could get here from Maryland and take her to her doctor. By the time she was seen on Monday afternoon the vertigo had subsided but I had gained a budding friendship. Pray I can build our friendship and do the four-week Bible study with her.
On the home front, both of our sons’ wives are expecting babies this winter giving us a total of eight grandchildren. We’ve had more opportunities of late to spend time with our grandchildren, while at times is tiring, I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything.
I also accompanied my Dad to a cystoscopy to check for suspected bleeding in the bladder. Praise the Lord for a clean bill of health on his 78th birthday. We are continuing to work on his “spiritual” health. (Thank-you Don B. for your friendly greeting that day!)
The blessings don’t stop there but have continued to the church. I had chosen the verse Philippians 4:19 for my little preschool Sunday School class of one (combined with a baby nursery of one). For the past month we worked on memorizing it – “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” We sure have been seeing the fulfillment of that verse these past few months.
We saw the churches’ finances exceed the needs for the last six months in a row. I don’t know if this has ever happened before. Thank-you LVBC for not giving up on us!!!
Our need for additional fellowship was meet as well by the CHLOE missionary group last month. They brought us so much encouragement in the group coming and singing with us, filling the church auditorium with quality singing, (along with our usual joyful noise) in worship to our great Savior. The uplifting service was followed by a wonderful ice cream sundae served to us by the ladies of the group. A special thanks to all of them, including the husbands who accompanied them. COME AGAIN before your year is up!! I know this group really prays for us as the evidence abounds.
Probably our greatest prayer need right now is continued prayer for Alan. Your prayers have averted the necessity for a liver transplant at this time and most likely he will be able to continue his college education at home this fall (another answer to prayer). Pray that he will continue getting better and will be well enough to finish his degree with the required student teaching this spring.
Our largest outreach for the church will take place in September – two community festivals provide the opportunity to present Christ to our lost and dying neighbors.
We had a response the other day to our “new family move-in” mailings that we send out each and every month. The couple contacted us asking IF they could visit us. OF COURSE, that is what we are here for!!!!
Thanks so much for the blessing you are to us up here in Schuylkill County!
Love in Christ,
Your sister, Sue Gable for all of us at HAVEN