Sunday, November 19

Mentioned Hymn...

Hail, sovereign love that first began,
The scheme to rescue fallen man;
Hail matchless free eternal grace,
That gave my soul a hiding place.

Against the God who rules the sky,
I fought with hand uplifted high,
Despised the mention of His grace,
Too proud to seek a hiding place.

Enwrapped in thick Egyptian night,
And fond of darkness more than light,
Madly I ran the sinful race,
Secure without a hiding place.

But thus th’ eternal counsel ran,
“Almighty Love, arrest that man!”
I felt the arrows of distress,
And found I had no hiding place.

Indignant justice stood in view,
To Sinai’s fiery mount I flew,
But Justice cried with frowning face,
“This mountain is no hiding place!”

Ere long a heavenly voice I heard,
And Mercy’s angel form appeared.
Who led me on with gentle pace,
To Jesus Christ, my hiding place.

On Him Almighty vengeance fell,
That must have sunk a world to hell;
He bore it for a chosen race,
And thus became their hiding place.

Should storms of sevenfold vengeance roll,
And shake this earth from pole to pole;
No flaming bolt could daunt my face,
For Jesus is my hiding place.

A few more rolling suns at most,
Shall land me safe on Heaven’s coast.
There I shall sing the song of grace,
To Jesus Christ, my hiding place!

Jehoi­da Brew­er (1752-1817)

Sunday, November 12

Please Listen to...


Monday, November 6

Update from 1 Picture

For those of you who may wonder about Kalkidan and how she is doing now...
this is a recent shot with her mom, Imabeat, and dad, Gashaway.
Thanks for praying for them, please continue to do so.

Pics for proof of fun (by Ellie at least)

Anna Laverty in LaGrange, KY

Julia Strassner in Cincinnati, OH

Julia again.

Will, Josh, Sarah, & Hannah Duley from
LaGrange, KY. Picture at Huber's farm
Starlight, IN.

Sunday, November 5

Back at last...

Well, sorry for the long delay. We have been traveling and spending time with friends in the Louisville and Cincinatti area. It was a real blessing to fellowship with Grace Immanuel in LaGrange, KY and Pleasant Ridge Baptist in Cincinatti, OH.

We finally have definite plans for returning to Ethiopia. This stay in the US began as a 6-8 week stint and will be 8 months upon our return December 27th. I have been released from physical therapy and the knee seems very well. I am not released from my surgeon's care yet but expect to be in the next 2 months.

Please pray for us...pray that our final days here will be used for our good and Christ's glory.

When we return, we have the incredible priveledge of friends traveling back with us.
Lauren and Steven Chipman will be in Kenya for Lauren's med-school rotations in the spring, so they plan to travel back with us and stay for a week along with Justin Tucker, our friend in Millington, TN. Pray that this time for the three of them will help them know how to better pray and serve us in the work that God has called us to in Ethiopia.

Please pray also for our return...pray that God will give much grace for relying on Him alone no matter the situation. To understand the situation in Ethiopia right now I have included some recent news articles for you to peruse.

one, two, three, four, five