Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Playing Catch Up

Do you ever feel like you just can't catch up?

Like there is always something that needs to be done?

Well, that's how it's been lately for me.

We've just been so busy.

Last week, we had my Uncle and Aunt, missionaries on deputation to India, visit with us for a few days. It was such a joy and encouragement having them here with us. They were able to share a little with our congregation about what God has done and is doing in their lives and in the lives of the Indian people. Folks seems to be very interested and many made commitments to pray for them daily. My Aunt sang at the beginning of the service and I cried immediately, more so out of missing her and her singing than anything else. But I saw many crying during her song, which doesn't happen very often in the the churches here. I was so thankful to be a part of that service! You can view my Uncle and Aunts ministry presentation here.

These two people are very precious to us....

-My Uncle married Michael and I.
-My Aunt sang at the ceremony.
-Michael was saved after hearing him preach.
-Michael was his youth pastor and then associate pastor.
-My Uncle helped us dedicate all 5 of our children.
-My Uncle preached our "charge" message to us just days before leaving the States.
(you get my point?)

Today is the last day for Candle in the Corner Giveaway. Winners will be announced soon. Thank you to those who gave sacrificially so that God's work can continue on across the globe. Pray for all these missionary families as the holidays approach and the lack of loved ones, family and friends could make for a difficult few months.

God Bless You all.....

I've missed you all and soon hope to be back at blogging more regularly.


Dani Joy said...

I don´t know if there is a day that goes by that I dont´feel this way. hehehe I think it´s more out of wanting to do too much and my not being as organized or sticking with the program as I should. :) Something I pray about daily.

My clean laundry sits in my baskets and my sink has breakfast dishes still.. you get the point.
But school is getting done! PTL
Big History test today over chap.1-5.. can you believe we are 10 weeks into school?

How wonderful about your Aunt and Uncle! what special people! God is using you all greatly!

Big hugs!
Dani Joy

Jen said...

How special to have them with you for a few days! Sounds like they are really special in your lives!

Sandy Sellers said...

I knew they were going to see ya'll just had forgotten when. They are very special people. We have been in a few meeting with them this year. I'm so glad you had a wonderful visit.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Oh! What a wonderful time together! Yes, they are very precious people in your family's lives!

Blessings & Aloha!

( I am also right there by you regarding...catching up!...I am forever in that mode!)

Anonymous said...

Wow, Nina, that was so sweet it made me cry! It was so good to hear the many ways that Mom and Dad have mingled in your lives. I love you and thank you so much for being there for them. They had a wonderful time... now, do you want to give me a hint about our presents from Portugal? Anything?
Love you all very, very much,
Danielle Pelkey

Anonymous said...

I'm glad your aunt and uncle were able to come visit. What a wonderful blessing! Hope you can catch up on everything.

Anonymous said...

Nina, it was as if my own pang of sadness was met with yours. How I miss my dear family who live quite far - 1700 miles. It is a blessing to have spiritual family being related to us.

Nice to visit your blog again. The family is growing!!!

Margaret (the old auntie em)

Amrita said...

Percet pictures. God bless your aunt and uncle as they ministered to the church in India.Wish I could have met them.