Hurricane IRMA update
Thanks for your prayers as Florida experienced Hurricane Irma. Jeremy came home before the storm and stayed all week with us. Justin rode out the storm in Tallahassee.
It was a long Sunday night, September 10th. The ceiling in our kitchen started leaking around 8 PM. Soon after that, we lost power, and we settled in for a long night. We continued to listen to the radio for tornado warnings. We were lucky that we never received any warnings in our immediate area. The peak of the storm was around 2 am Monday morning. Soon after that, the threat of tornado activity decreased so we were able to get a little rest while the wind howled outside for the rest of night.
We have experienced several hurricanes before, including the three in 2004, but we never lost power. As I write this letter, we still have friends and a few neighbors that are without power. Luckily, we only lost power for 24 hrs. We lost one tree that sheered off in the storm. The cleanup continues and life is getting back to normal – at least for us. On Saturday, I dug up the tree stump and helped patch a neighbor’s roof. Most of the colleges and public schools start back this week after being out for six days or more. Jeremy missed eight days of class and Justin was out for six days.
THE FOUR/Ministry Update
We thought you would enjoy hearing a few more stories of how kids are using the four bracelets
My 5-year old memorized Bible verses and was excited to share the gospel bracelet he got and explain the meaning behind it – we loved hearing what he was learning.
Just today my daughter was explaining the Gospel symbols again (for the 15th time?!). She loved that part!
My daughter was so excited to learn the four bracelet that she shared it with her extended family the next week! What a great way to teach kids the gospel in a transferable way!
Our 9-year old took her bracelet with the four pictures and shared them with her counselor at home. She happens to be a Christian, but she was impressed with how boldly our daughter used the bracelet and asked, “Do you know Jesus?”
My daughter shared the gospel using the bracelet she was given at the park with a kid she just met that day!!!! Thanks for such a tangible, practical thing for them!
The week after the conference we were spending time with my wife’s non-Christian aunt. Our son used the bracelet to share the gospel with her. This was awesome!
Our daughter shared the Gospel with her bracelet with someone this past Sunday! Sooo proud of her and you guys for sharing that with her.
Thanks for your partnership!
Dave & Lynn