Love the Lord your God, listen to His voice and hold fast to Him, for the Lord is your life! Deut. 30:20

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Visitors for Dad

Let the beloved of the Lord rest secure in him,
for he shields him all day long,
and the one the Lord loves rests between his shoulders.
There is no one like the God of Jeshurun,
who rides across the heavens to help you
and on the clouds in his majesty.
The eternal God is your refuge,
and underneath are the everlasting arms.
From Deut. 33
This is the passage that the folks' friend, Willy read from what he called "The fifth book of Moses" (that's what they call it in German).  Willy is a 1st generation immigrant.  He was imprisoned by the Russians in Poland during WWII for 4 years.  After the war he was in a refugee camp.  He still has the food bowl he used in that camp and one of the workers from that camp lives here at the same retirement cener my folks do!   He immigrated to the US at the age of 13, unable to read and penniless.  He didn't know English, but was given the opportunity to go to school and he became a teacher and then a principal in western Kansas.  An amazing story of his reliance on the Lord!  He is taking his son back to Poland for a visit in a couple of weeks.

Some other visitors were Uncle Bob and Aunt Alice Ruth from Bluffton, OH.  They aren't my real aunt and uncle - I've said before that missionary kids call the other missionaries that.  My parents were Uncle Pete and Aunt Lois to many other MKs in Japan.  The Ramseyers came to Newton for the Japan get-together this weekend in Hesston.  Former Japan missionaries who have now live in Canada and the US are having a wonderful reunion.  Dad and Mom did a lot of the planning and we are so sad that Dad can't even go.  We asked if we could take him for an hour or two, but unfortunately, permission was not granted as Dad is not well enough yet.  He will be missed!  Aunt Vi who lives here also suffered a stroke a couple of weeks ago but was granted permission to attend at least part of the time.

Here is a picture of the Ramseyers back in '59.  They haven't changed much at all!
I know Dad will be so encouraged by the visitors who come to see him!  Thanks to all who are praying for him!  He wants so badly to regain his strength!   
Continue to pray!

With God, all things are possible!" 

1 comment:

taking photos said...

cool photos. i see mark from time to time, but not his parents. thanks for posting this