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God is good. Greg and I have been priviledged to spend the last 16 years growing our marriage and our family. Mikayla is our oldest child, Jordan is next, and Isabella is our third. We hope you enjoy reading about our journey of Faith, Family & Fun!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

An Honor to Serve

Our family was blessed beyond measure today. We were able to go and help serve with the Matthew 25 mission at the Puyallup Four Square Church this morning with Isabella's Ballet Company. Greg and I have been wanting to get our kids involved in more service projects and were elated to get an email about an upcoming opportunity. The kids weren't sure what to think at first. Jordan didn't really appreciate having to get up early this morning but he and I were able to have a great conversation about the cost of serving sometimes. Greg and I got to talk with all of our kids about this morning not being about us at all. This was an opportunity for them to completely be immersed in an opportunity to serve others and make it all about showing the love of Jesus to them by meeting their needs. Once we arrived at the church, there was no stopping our kids. They jumped right in and my heart just melted. Isabella was determined to get to help actually make the sandwiches and not just bag the lunches so she went right up to a lady and got involved. She was not the fastest sandwich maker in the assembly line but I know those sandwiches were made with the most love. Jordan and Mikayla jumped in wherever they were needed too. Then it was time to pray over the lunches and head out delivering them to people in need.

I wish I had the words for some of what we experienced today but you'll just have to know that it was God blessing our efforts and there just aren't adequate words. There were children and adults that captured our hearts. There were people who were hungry for not only our lunches but the love of their savior. The time was truely filled with moments ordained by God. It was the lady who just wanted someone to talk to and share her week with. It was the man who didn't think to ask for prayer for himself but immediately asked us to pray for his sick friend. It was the newborn baby that peacefully slept while his five year old sister squeeled with laughter and joy as we gave her some lunch and a new bear. Over and over God shattered my idea of what the day would hold and proved that he was bigger than my imagination! It was being in a circle of 20 people united in prayer and feeling the wind of God sweep over and impress upon us that he was there with us. It was an honor to be a part of their ministry today. It was an honor to serve beside my husband. And, it was an honor to serve with my three children.


Kristin said...

What an awesome experience... I love it..! :)

Missy said...

I just got shivers reading that. What a wonderful experience for all of you.