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.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Beautiful In His Time

     Six months ago, two separate people whose families had been close acquaintances for nearly two decades, began praying, each unbeknownst to the other, that God might see fit to bring glory to Christ and edification to others around by uniting their lives if it would be according to His will. For four months, each one with their parents were being deepened in their faith and trust in an Almighty God, while growing with desire, as well as being brought to valuable points of surrender. Just when the time was right, the Lord allowed our parents to meet together and desired intentions were expressed. That led into a tender courtship of correspondence through letters and visits, as a new and blossoming relationship sprang up. After two months, Nathan proposed to Elisabeth, asking her to join his life and be his wife...and she said YES!  


"Is anything too hard for the LORD? 
At the time appointed I will..."
(Genesis 18:14a)


"I being in the way, the Lord led me..."
(Genesis 24:27b)


"And it shall come to pass, that the man's rod 
whom I shall choose, shall blossom."
(Numbers 17:5a)


"Hath He said, and shall He not do it? 
Or hath He spoken, and shall He not make it good?"
(Numbers 23:19b)


"Delight thyself also in the LORD; and He shall 
give thee the desires of thine heart." 
(Psalm 37:4)


"But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings as eagles;
they shall run, and not be weary;
and they shall walk, and not faint."
(Isaiah 40:31)

15 comments:

  1. Oh my, so this is why your blog has been relatively silent the past few months! So much excitement - congratulations to all! May the next few months of planning be a joy and blessing as our Lord unites you in your plans for a marriage that glorifies Him.

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  2. I'm so excited for you, Elisabeth! Congratulations!
    Hannah

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  3. Beautiful! Congrats Elisabeth! I know you will make a beautiful bride and a fantastic wife! I'm excited to see you both in your future life together :)

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  4. ¿NO ES MAYOR ESTE HOMBRE PARA ELIZABETH? ¿PARECE MAS VIEJO? ELLA ES MUY JOVEN Y BELLA, TIENE QUE ESPERAR.

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    1. It is a blessing and such a comfort to know that God is the Master Matchmaker. When He chooses to bring two people together, age and height do not matter. They have individually sought the Lord about their lives together, and their relationship has the full blessing of both families. They are fully ready to receive the responsibility of beginning a new family together. We are overjoyed with what the Lord has done in their lives already!

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  5. DEAR FAMILY: COMO FAMILIA CRISTIANA QUE SOMOS, SEGUIMOS AL SEÑOR DESDE HACE 20 AÑOS, HEMOS SIDO BENDECIDOS CON 9 HIJOS Y ADOPTADO NIÑOS CON NECESIDADES ESPECIALES, CREEMOS QUE SI DIOS LOS HA UNIDO NINGUN HOMBRE SEPARARA, SOLO QUE LA EDAD EN IMPORTANTE, YA QUE TIENEN DISTINTAS EPOCAS CADA UNO,ESTE HOMBRE HA VIVIDO MAS Y TIENE MAS EXPERIENCIA QUE SU HIJA, Y ELIZABETH SE LA VE MUY NIÑA, NUESTRO JOVEN HIJO DE 21 AÑOS ESTA CORTEJANDO A UNA SEÑORITA DE NUESTRA IGLESIA, ELLA TIENE 17 AÑOS, NOS PARECE QUE ES UNA BUENA COMBINACION DE EDADES, TENEMOS OTRA HIJA ADOLESCENTE DE 17 AÑOS, QUE CREEMOS QUE TODAVIA ES MUY JOVEN PARA EL NOVIAZGO.EL MATRIMONIO ES UN PASO MUY IMPORTANTE EN LA VIDA DE CADA PERSONA, NO HAY QUE TOMARLO A LA LIGERA. DESDE YA, APRECIO QUE ME HAYAN CONTESTADO Y DESEAMOS UNA BENDICION MUY ESPECIAL DESDE LO ALTO PARA LOS 2. BLESSING FROM BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA.

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    1. Amen! Praise the Lord for His working in the life of your family as well! It is such a blessing to hear that there are other families around the world who are seeking the Lord together! May the Lord bless you all as you pour your lives into your children, helping to shape them and prepare them for what the Lord has for them in the future! And we are excited for your son! The courtship process is held special in our lives as that is the launching pad for the rest of their lives together if the Lord so chooses to continue leading in that direction. Thank you for sharing!

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  6. DEAR FAMILY: ESTA MAÑANA FUIMOS A NUESTRA IGLESIA Y DIOS NOS HABLO AL CORAZON DE UNA MANERA INCREIBLE, SE HABLO DE LAS OBRAS,QUE DIOS VE TODO LO QUE NOSOTROS HACEMOS, TODO NUESTRO CANSANCIO, NUESTROS SUFRIMIENTOS, QUE TODO LO QUE HACEMOS LO HACEMOS PARA EL Y POR EL, QUE AUNQUE NADIE VEA LO QUE HACEMOS, DIOS LO TIENE GUARDADO EN EL, Y SEREMOS RECOMPENSADOS EN GLORIA, SEREMOS COHEREDEROS JUNTAMENTE CON CRISTO. EN JOSUE DICE EN EL CAPITULO 24, VERSICULO 15: MI CASA Y YO, SERVIREMOS A JEHOVA. QUE TENGAN UN MUY BENDECIDO DOMINGO. BLESSING FROM BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA.

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    1. Praise the Lord! That is our desire as well. May you have a blessed week serving the Lord together! He is worthy of our devotion, praise and worship!

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  7. DEAR FAMILY LINZEY: QUIERO PRESENTARME: ME LLAMO ANA,TENGO 56 AÑOS Y HACE 38 AÑOS QUE ESTOY CASADA CON MI AMADO ESPOSO ALBERTO, QUE TIENE 60 AÑOS. DIOS NOS HA BENDECIDO CON UNA GRAN FAMILIA Y TAMBIEN ATRAVES DE LA ADOPCION, SERVIMOS AL SEÑOR DE ESTA MANERA, CUIDANDO DE HUERFANOS Y DANDOLE TODO EL AMOR QUE UNA FAMILIA CRISTIANA PUEDE DAR. HACE 20 AÑOS QUE ACEPTAMOS A CRISTO COMO NUESTRO SEÑORY SALVADOR, Y ASI TAMBIEN NUESTROS HIJOS, DESPUES LLEGARON YERNOS Y NUERAS Y TAMBIEN NIETOS, TODOS HAN ACEPTADO AL SEÑOR. SOMOS UNA FAMILIA MUY UNIDA, QUE SIEMPRE SE APOYA LOS UNOS Y LOS OTROS, COMPARTIMOS MUCHAS MESAS,MUCHAS ALEGRIAS Y TAMBIEN TRISTEZAS. ACTUALMENTE TENEMOS 5 NIETOS: 4 VARONES Y 1 NIÑA, Y PRONTO SEREMOS ABUELOS NUEVAMENTE, PARA EL 20 DE JULIO NACERA OTRA NIETITA., ESTAMOS MAS QUE FELICES CON ESTAS CORONAS QUE DIOS NOS HA DADO. COMO DIJE EN UN POST ANTERIOR, ADOPTAMOS NIÑOS CON DISTINTAS DISCAPACIDADES, TENEMOS 2 CON SINDROME DE DOWN IGUAL QUE SU DANIEL, 1 NENE QUE ANDA EN SILLA DE RUEDAS Y UNA NIÑA QUE TIENE RETRASO MADURATIVO, SOMOS FELICES DE PODER CUIDAR Y AMAR A ESTOS PEQUEÑOS QUE DIOS NOS HA DADO EL PRIVILEGIO DE QUE SEAN NUESTROS HIJOS DEL CORAZON, ESTOY ORANDO POR UN NIÑO DISCAPACITADO Y SI ES LA VOLUNTAD DEL PADRE CELESTIAL QUE SEA PARTE DE NUESTRA FAMILIA, LE DAREMOS LA BIENVENIDA, ESTA MUY SOLO, ES HUERFANO Y SUFRE MUCHO, DIOS SABE QUE QUIERO AYUDARLO CON TODO MI CORAZON, PERO DEBO ESPERAR EN SU VOLUNTAD. QUIERO COMPARTIR ISAIAS 58 CON USTEDES, SON MIS VERSICULOS FAVORITOS CON LOS CUALES ME SIENTO IDENTIFICADA, TODOS JUNTOS EN FAMILIA AMAMOS A ESTOS NIÑOS Y MI ESPOSO ES UN EXCELENTE PADRE PARA ELLOS. BUENO HASTA AQUI LE HE CONTADO UNA PARTE PEQUEÑA DE MI VIDA, SEAN BENDECIDOS EN EL NOMBRE DE JESUS, AUNQUE EL POST APAREZCA COMO ANONIMO, YA SABEN MI NOMBRE. BLESSING FROM BUENOS AIRES.

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  8. Congratulations! :-)

    ~from Yankton

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  9. It was a pretty awesome experience getting to be a part! Love you.

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  10. What a joy it was to be present when Nathan popped the question!

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  11. Yeahhhh! Neat to see God working!

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