Thursday, January 29, 2009

Happy New Year Late :D

Hey Everyone!
Wow-- it has been so long since I updated this blog. For that I apologize. So much has been happening in my life. First of all, Happy New Year almost a month late! Our family had a wonderful holiday and are so blessed. New York has just been dumped with snow lately! Spring, please come quickly :)
I just found out tonight that my friend's dad hit a lady with his car yesterday while driving home in a snowstorm... She died this morning. Life is so short! In the blink of an eye, anyone's life can just be snuffed out! Jesus is Lord, and He hates suffering but because of our sin, there is death. "The wages of sin is death BUT, the gift of God is ETERNAL LIFE through Jesus Christ our Lord". Because of our sin, death entered the world. But Jesus came to take our place... so that we do not have to die and go to Hell. He died so that we can have eternal life with Him and His Father. How exciting is that!?!? It blows my mind that I was born into my family in this country where I have such access to God's Word. Why was I not born in Papua New Guinea, or Congo, or Brazil where people die every single day- every hour or less- without ever hearing about Jesus Christ? Peter Van Der Decker, a missionary to PNG, told a story about how when he and his team first went to PNG, this old man came up to them weeping, and asked them why they had not come sooner? He then pointed to some graves where his father and brothers were buried. He said that they had died without ever hearing "God's Talk". And here I sit in America, in my own comfort zone. I feel so helpless sometimes! It's like, I want to just GO tell tribal people about the LORD!! And I know that I should get Bible training and whatever before I go so that I can better tell the people about Jesus. But I just wish that I could just go RIGHT NOW to PNG and impact these tribal people!
So please pray for these matters:

* That I will be patient... Wait on Jesus to renew my strength

* That I will not be so focused on GOING that I forget about the people around me

Thanks so much for praying for me and my journey to PNG. I appreciate it so much! God bless you all tru!