October 7, 2015
I pray you are well in the Lord. I continue to pray for you.
We have been here just over two months and can you believe we haven’t even had time to completely unpack we have just been so active getting all the things changed that everyone has to do with every move.
Then all the doctors appointments, I went to see the surgeon about my hip on Sept. 28 and was told I need hip surgery. After all, I was told after the accident the replacement they gave me was good for 5-10 years so I guess I have done really good with pushing it to 14 + years. I was told I will have it in December or January unless an opening comes up sooner. It will be in Hamilton only a half an hour from here.
I go for a fibroscan this Thursday and get the results next Tuesday. I have been getting physio twice a week for my hip but that is finished now until after the hip surgery. Even with all this we are still able to serve the Lord and it is wonderful. Besides it keeps my mind off me when I focus on helping others. God is so good He can use you in what ever state you are in. Hallelujah!
We have been going to meetings and arranging Charles & Sharon’s visit which was from September 11-18 which included them speaking at the church, speaking at both prisons with a graduation there. Then the Overcomers graduation at New City Church where there were 125 people. Then a visit to Ark Aid Street Mission in London. We had altogether 24 graduates with all the groups. There was a bus load of Overcomers come from London. The church put together food for them. One of the guys that was to graduate from Ark Aid St. Mission Overcomers group was not able to attend as he was in the hospital in London so Charles, Don myself and Dan who Oversees the London groups went to the hospital and prayed with him and presented him with his Certificate. He was truly blessed.
Karl Burg and Ken Bates came from Goderich and Karl did music at the church, the prisons and the graduation. Thank you to everyone who helped. SEE PICTURES BELOW Enjoy the pictures and rejoice with us what God is doing.
We have been training Tom and Gail to go into the prisons with us or for when we can’t make it, also they are a great help when they come with us. It is a 3 – 3 1/2 hour drive each way every Monday. Don drives up and Tom drives home. When just Don and I go we stay overnight as it is too much for Don to drive home. We usually leave our house at 8:30 am go meet Tom and Gail then head out. We stop for lunch then go into the prison for 2pm and after both prisons we usually get back home around 11 – 12 pm and we are so excited in the Lord with what He is doing there.
Monday Tom, Don and I went and we had 55 men in the Medium and 20 in the Minimum, WOW 75 guys between both prisons! Praise the Lord. The chapel only holds 60. We have another graduation the middle of this month with 5 graduating and again the beginning of December with another 12 to graduate. Sept. 14 when we had the graduation at the prisons there were 61 men in the Medium and 30 in the Minimum. That’s a record. So far since we started going into the two prisons we have had 42 graduate the program. Thank you Jesus.
God answered prayer once again and I had my granddaughter with us for four days. Don and I were going to go to Niagara Falls for a couple of days as we had a free room and some food gift cards and free movies. Raven called me and asked if she could stay with us from Tuesday until Saturday and we told her we were going to Niagara Falls and asked if she would like to come and immediately she said sure. She had never been there. So we took her. We saw “WAR ROOM” together and went to Marineland and grandma here went on all the rides with her. We had a blast but my body was screaming at me the next day. I haven’t been on rides like that in over 20 years, it felt great to be a kid again.
I am trying to get month end and year end books and reports done and I haven’t even got my office unpacked totally yet and it looks like a storm in my office but I am working my way through it. Yea God!!!
Don is a trouper, being what he was nicked named at Samaria House in New Brunswick “chaffer, gofer dofer” and he enjoys it. He sure has a servants heart.
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MAY YOU ALL HAVE A BLESSED THANKSGIVING THIS WEEKEND GIVING THANKS TO THE LORD FOR WHAT HE HAS DONE, IS DOING AND IS GOING TO DO.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
Well that is our update for now.
Thank you for your prayers & support.
May the Lord keep you and bless you and make His face to shine upon you and give you peace.