Sunday, January 27, 2008

We are Blessed

We are so encouraged by the support given to us by our family and friends. The fundraiser was an incredible success. Even more than the money raised, we know that we are going with a real sense of support behind us. I know that many on the mission field can feel alone some times, and we may as well, but all we have to do is think back to Saturday night. The party had a coffee house theme and, along with several friends from our home community, my Son and a friend sang for the crowd. The evening finished with a set by my brother Don..... always appreciated by the Norwood folks.

Between sets we had a full coffee shop on the go.... Starbucks, eat your heart out - gourmet coffee's, espresso's, capachinos and teas from around the world served from a genuine samovar. The big hits were the fruit smoothies and the ice cappachinos .
As all this was going on, we had a silent auction with close to 100 items up for bid including this beautiful black lab puppy.......
The most beautiful thing about this photo is not the puppy , but it's new owner. This young lady was part of a group of 16 from Quebec who traveled about 5 hours on snowy roads to come out and support us. They have always been an encouragement to us, the way that they have embraced the work in Central Asia. I was thinking the other day, that this will be my first trip in a long time that I have not been traveling with our friends from St Andre ....But you know what... I think that wherever the Lord leads us.... our friends will be there . Thank you to all those that came out to support us and give us a real send off. ......oh ya.... we raised $7900 in one night .....I can just see Sammy dancing when he reads this in Latinta Guatemala where Possibilities International is leading a team right now to......well that's another story. I will tell you about that tomorrow.


Anonymous said...

It was a great night. I really enjoyed singing and am blessed by the Norwood crew....for some reason they keep inviting me back. Oh, our friends from St Andre asked me to play at their next fundraiser in September. I am already excited. I also look forward to worshipping with them on the Sunday. Its quite something because even though we have some language barriers...The Word of God is universal and all His sheep know the voice of the Master.
Thanks again for the opportunity to be a part of this.
brother don

Hilary Marquis said...

I know we can't be there in person to support your family, but know that you are being supported in prayer! Oh yah...I plan to make a nuisance of myself via email so you don't feel isolated! Tim is working on our little project and we'll need your help.