Kelsey Stillwell

December 2010

Peace. It sure can come in some of the most unexpected ways, and at times when it seems impossible to find any reassurance.  Through the comforting words of a mother, God showed me peace amidst one of the scariest times of my life. 

Lying on an uncomfortable hospital bed, shaking, not saying a word, because I know speaking will bring tears and my cracked voice will show my fear; I waited relentlessly for a nurse to tell me what comes next. As I waited, my fears over took me. 

Ruby Gray

Sunday, December 6, 2009

The Lord is my Shepherd I shall not  want . . . .  Psalm 23:1a

     I am 97 years old and during these almost 100 years, I have suffered many losses in my life.  When I was about  three years of age my brother who was five died of a ruptured appendix.  Shortly after his death, my 18-month old baby brother died of pneumonia.  The death of these children devastated my mother and, as a result, she would not let me out of her sight for fear something would happen to me.  I was never allowed to do what other children did but lived a very sheltered life.

Doris Cessna

Monday, December 1, 2008

Happy is he whose hope is in the lord his God.  (Psalms 146:5)
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.  (Romans 15:13)

This past September was one of the highlights of my year. We had the privilege of sharing our home with two members of the Morocco team, Basille and Carlos. During their stay allowed us to have many conversations with them about their personal faith and experiences - one of which is being a Christian living in an Islamic country. The most meaningful time during their stay was on a Sunday night. That day we had lost electricity throughout the city which lasted into the night.