Writing on the Directors wall
Fear not, for I have redeemed you ; I have called you by name , you are mine. When you pass through the waters , I will be with you;and through the rivers , they shall not overwhelm you.when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.
For I am your God , the Holy one of Israel, your Savior.
I have been wanting to write a blog update for some time , but just haven’t been able to put my thoughts & words together.
Seems my mind just is so fussy & distant.. & scattered... It just goes from one thing to another
The above promise is so reassuring to me..It feels my family & I had been under attack before & during our time when we went to Haiti in Jan.
BUT through it all God was there with us & HE will ALWAYS stay there..even when we feel beat down & defeated.
Yes He, the Holy one of Israel our Savior has the ultimate power & the enemy is defeated not us !!!
Our plan was to go to Haiti – my boys & wives & little Fenner-
But first expired passports must be obtained & mr fenners first passport & FAST . We had to expedite them & still ran down to the wire before they came. BUT they all came in the nick of time-
Our plan was to go back to Soliette for a memorial service for Pat & also for the boys to see where Pat spent his mornings with God… where he spent his days working in the garden and see the people we loved.
Mareena & Fenner were down with the flu for several days ahead of leaving & even still under the weather when we left. We were praying but they were sick. Then the eve before we left Nick started with an eye infection or some sort of eye issue that was painful & red..
We never really did determine what was wrong but it lasted until they almost went home- I used aloe plant on his eyes & eye drops which helped ease it some.
We had a quick trip planned .. stayed at Philips on Tuesday nite & then went up the mountain to Soliette & stayed in the house all together.
Fenner helping Papa get the "jack" beans out of the pods.
Friday came quick & we made our way back down – with the help of our friends carrying our bags.Saturday the boys plans were to fly out so they could try to start a week off with ‘normal’ work .
Well God had other plans & a big snow storm & very cold weather hit the US! Nicks did make it home very late sat nite but Coles had a lot of problems & weren't even able to leave until Wednesday. We felt the enemy attack in a very BIG way during this time.
But God reaches out to us in our greatest need & when I felt most defeated He sent a group of friends to pray mightily for & with me..
Yes when you walk through the fire you shall not be burned… Just cry out to HIM & He lifts you up…
I spent another 4 days with Beth & Phil & came on home… No the enemy will never win .. Give no place for the devil –
Our God is ALWAYS victorious.
My time with my family was most precious ..
I had many emotions , tears & struggles.
But then there was always GOD.
Our family trip to Soliette in 2009
Things have changed... Pat is in heaven & we have Mr. Fenner
After I got home for this past month I have been helping Nicks finish their house & this past Saturday they MOVED.. Such a tremendous blessing of many friends who helped, fixed food & took care of Fenner. God works in the details of our lives if we just open our eyes to see..
Yes it is still so hard & many days unbelievable that Pat is with Jesus but life moves forward.
Creator God you are a forever presence in my FOREVER-CHANGED world!
And now I am looking forward to this week when I am returning to Haiti to help a work team go to Soliette to put blocks on the school walls- A vision of Pats..
Please pray for us & the Haitians - that God would continue to be working in our hearts & theirs – that Jesus would be exalted in whatever we do.
Something I read recently:
Jesus is NOT a snuggle. He is not a long languorous dream that makes everything hard disappear...
HE is a GOD who saves.
He is a GOD who stays,
Do not ever forget … He is a GOD who disrupts!