Our Family Mission Statement

We are a real family seeking to serve a real and living God. Our desire and mission is to magnify and glorify God in our everyday life at home, church and abroad. Our goal is to help families understand what their purpose and design is in regards to the family; recognize the enemy for who he is and what he is doing; and to point families, both saved and unsaved, to Christ as to become living pictures of Christ and His bride and of God and His children. As families are strengthened the church will be strengthened, therefore, being a brighter light to a dark and hurting world.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

From the Desert to the Ocean...overnight!

By Anna and Elisabeth
We made it!!! By lunch time, we were at the beach!

Of coarse, it didn't take long for some to find their way into the waves! Caleb, pictured below, was the baby when we left California, so for the the last six children this was the first time they had experienced the mighty waves.  

We were thrilled that our good friends, who were hosting us in the area, joined us on our second day at the beach. We were blessed to find a spot that was not very occupied by the public.

CHARGE!!! :)

While some raced waves, rode the boards, swam, and tasted saltwater (not on purpose), others enjoyed playing in the sand and watching the wet excitement.

Could we with ink the ocean fill, and were the skies of parchment made,
Were every stalk on earth a quill, and every man a scribe by trade
To write the love of God above would drain the ocean dry,
Nor could the scroll contain the whole, though stretched from sky to sky.
O love of God! How rich and pure, how measureless and strong!
It shall forevermore endure, the saints and angels' song.

Playing in the water.

Enjoying the fresh ocean air.

Catching waves.

Christina found a huge seaweed!

Back at the house, the children enjoyed the big trampoline!

We had so much fun with good friends and the big ocean, it was hard saying 'bye', but we were also eager to hit the road and see where the next part of our journey would take us.

"If I take the wings of the morning,
and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
 Even there shall thy hand lead me,
and thy right hand shall hold me."
~ Psalm 139:9-10 ~

1 comment:

  1. The ocean is always sooo much fun!! It looks like the 6 younger ones really enjoyed their first time in the waves:)