Friday, August 25, 2006

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Monday, August 21, 2006

God's Timing

In this picture you see fellow missionary Jimmy Capone praying for a child who lives in Calajunan, the city dump site of Iloilo. The young boy had a severe neck injury from an accident. He could not hold his neck up without help. Jimmy and the team prayed for this child for complete and total healing. We prayed and prayed asking God to heal this little one, and make his neck straight. We had to leave, but with heavy hearts since the child still had neck problems and was very listless. We left wondering why does God not heal instantly like He did in the Bible? Whe does He withhold His blessing?

The seeds of prayer for healing were planted in this child's life, and now they have come to harvest. He is totally healed. He even came to Saturday's Kid's church at the Center. He is active, smiling, no more neck problems, totally healed. His father also recently accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and savior, he is now born again.

God's purposes are greater than ours, and sometimes we do not understand His timing. When we pray for someone for healing, we may not see that healing come instantly. However, this should not hinder us from praying. The seeds of prayer get planted, and in due time, the Lord of the harvest will bring forth the healing. We need to do our part, we need to pray.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Life in the Philippines can be pretty loud. Because of the hot weather and our lack of central AC, we keep our windows open pretty much all day. Fortunately Daniel has been able to sleep through all the noise. We decided we were not going to tip toe around him when he slept--creating a zone of silence around him, making everyone whisper or observe strict silence. Even with all the noise, he sleeps through it all pretty good.

The brothers.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Thursday, August 03, 2006

My Brother

First we had my buddy Jason and his family here during the first part of July, then we had the return of Jessica, then we had a team from Christ Community Worship Center church here for two weeks, then we had our third child, Daniel. It was a very busy July.

The CCWC team was lead by Jimmy and Beth Capone. Jimmy is a true brother. They cam last summer for a short-term trip. This summer they brought a team from their church, including their daughters, Natalie and Julianna (Eric and Faith loved seeing their dear friends again). Jimmy and Beth are also Daniel's Godparents, and I am so blessed they were able to see their Godson while they were in-country.

Jimmy--I am blessed to count you as a true brother and co-labor with you in Christ's vineyard. You are a steadfast source of encouragement and blessing. Thank you so much for once again coming to the other side of the world. You are a missionary to me. Dave