Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Newsletter May 30, 2007

May has simply flown by! Where did the time go? We have been very busy and are so blessed with so many opportunities to serve God!

A couple weekends ago the Family Band did a concert in a city five hours drive from here. After that concert I had the priviledge having a long, deep conversation with a woman who is really seeking. She had lots of questions about difficult issues, like why does God allow some terrible things to happen, how can we believe creation instead of evolution, etc. I really enjoyed talking with this candid and brutally honest lady and by the end of the conversation we both agreed, we felt like we'd known each other for years. Would you please lift her up in prayer. She is so close to believing, I think all her questions are just a last ditch attempt to talk herself out of taking that one step of faith! I know she will believe, or actually I think she already does, she just hasn't realized it yet! Please lift her up in prayer.

We are still busy with chapel services and concerts and appreciate your prayers for effective messages and witness, protection from illness and while traveling, and for wisdom in using our time wisely.

Lastly, I mentioned a few weeks ago that a couple of Jehovah's Witnesses were frequenting our home. We met with them once, and they have become so curious about our faith, one lady in particular shows up often with questions FOR us! It cracks me up. Anyways, she is dilligent about visiting our place and we often don't have the time to talk with her. Please pray that we can continue to be a witness to her!!!

Blessings to all, we'd love to have you make a comment here on the blog or get a personal email from you from time to time. Thank you for praying!

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Newsletter, May 9, 2007

Sorry it has been so long. There is so much going on here! I don't even know where to start.

First of all praise and thanksgiving for God providing us with new kitchen cabinets and stove! We REALLY needed it, especially the stove, since the old one was dangerously old and rusting. We are so thankful because the Lord provided it with perfect timing and a miraculous price! You can "see" the kitchen over on Marla's blog.

The new school year has begun and that makes us busier for some reason! We have also been asked to speak at another Christian school's English chapel on a regular basis. So now we speak twice a semester at the school I was originally employed with, and twice a month at another Christian school in town! It is such a blessing to get a chance to speak to young people and connect with them. Please pray that God provides opportunities for us to meet and interact with the students outside of chapel as well!

Rocky is nearing the completion of his newest CD project, an accoustic CD of hymns done as a duo with another very talented guitarist! You guys are going to LOVE this album. It should be out by early July, so get ready to get your copy. I get to listen to them practicing and recording all the time and let me just say, this album is powerful!!! Please pray for all the details involved in wrapping up the project, the last few recording sessions, mixing and mastering, Cd cover design and finally printing and pressing. You'll be the first to know when we have the finished album in hand!

I'll leave you with those two requests this week although there are so many things the Lord is doing around us, I'll save some for the next newsletter! We would love to hear from you if you have a chance leave a comment or send us an email!

Many blessings,
Rocky, Marla and Hana