Thursday, March 22, 2007

Amazing Anthem

"Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost but now am found, twas blind, but now I see."

Today Aaron and I went to see the most amazing film, I believe, that I've ever seen: Amazing Grace. I thought the film was about John Newton who penned the famous hymn and he is a part of it; but the real story is about William Wilberforce who fought for many years to have England end the slave trade.

What an absolutely incredible movie!! If you attend movies often don't miss this one; if you attend a movie once or twice a year, make this one of them. If you don't attend movies at all be sure to rent it when it comes out on video.

Airline Arrangements Accomplished

Thanks to Robin at Springfield Travel in Springfield, MO.....we have tickets purchased for Namibia. We are going to drive to Austin, TX and fly from there. This gives us the wonderful opportunity to see our son, wife and 3 beautiful granddaughters a couple of more times this year. Nolan will store our van at his place and we are thankful for that.

We were able to arrange our flight so that we can take a side trip to Botswana. We'll fly out of Namibia to JoBurg on Sept. 2, then fly to Gaborone, then back to JoBurg on Sept. 8 where we'll head back to Texas.

God is good...all the time.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Namibia bound

Just this week we learned that our missions trip to Namibia has been approved. For those of you who didn't read in the papers all the time about Brad and Angelina's baby being born in Namibia.......Namibia is in the southern part of Africa. It is just to the left of Botswana where we spent 3 months last summer. The Atlantic Ocean borders Namibia on the west. We are looking forward to working with missionaries Mark and Victoria. We haven't met them yet but know that "all things work together for those who love the Lord, and are called according to His purpose."