June 24, 2009
I want to introduce you to our brand new nephew, Archer Wayne Williams. He was born about 48 hours after we arrived in GA!! (and 48 hours before another set of Aunt/Uncle/cousins had to leave GA...great timing)
He is beautiful, healthy and loved by all!
I looked up the meanings of his name:
Archer...Steadfast (bowman) Is 40:31 "But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint."
Wayne...Industrious (wagonmaker) Phil 2:16 "It is by holding fast to the word of life that I can boast on the day of Christ that I did not run in vain or labor in vain."
What a great destiny has been spoken over this little one even on the moment of his birth. Thank you Lord!!
I was reading the notes from a sermon Allen Hood recently preached and was struck by them. I hope that they leave you in awe of our sovereign God as they did me.
"Between the sovereignty of God and the destiny of man, one finds the intercessor. There in the great chasm between God’s blazing righteousness and man’s fallenness, an intercessor is found waiting. There love waits and wrestles for God to be heard and man to be pitied. The courageous are found there fighting for God to be adored and man to be accepted. In this holy place one enters into the suffering heart of the Mediator, Jesus, who vindicates His Father’s glorious name and atones for the rebellion. This is a holy place, a divine meeting where doors open to deep caverns of divine paradox, where God’s emotions and economy lead to groans and pleas for triumph and redemption. Blessed is the man who waits here.
Blessed is the man who enters secret chambers where justice and mercy give birth to love in action. Blessed is the one who enters into the divine unity of God’s own nature. Justice demands sentence on the trespassers. Blazing righteousness zeroes in on the defiled. Mercy reaches to cover and kindness moves to adorn. In the swirl of God’s own passions the intercessor is beckoned to where God prays to God, where the Son asks His Father to forgive them and the Father agrees, crushing the Son with the burden of the masses. The intercessor meets the crucified Jesus at
June 22, 2009
Hello everyone. Sorry that it has been a while since we have updated. So much has happened in the last several weeks! We have been hitting the books with a vengence trying to finish up homeschool for the year. (We were out during the Intro internship) Now we are working diligently to complete everything before we start 'next year' in mid-August.
We closed on our house on Thursday before we drove back to GA on Friday. When we return we will paint and then begin the moving process...again. Look for our new contact information in our next newsletter. We would love for y'all to come and stay with us!
We returned to GA about 10 days ago. We have had a great time visiting with family and friends. We are just so sad that we cannot see everyone!! We have been able to go to our dentist (thank you Dr. Robinson) and get in for a check up with the doctor.
On our second day in Marietta, my sister-in-law gave birth to our newest nephew, Archer Wayne Williams. It was great to be in town for this special time.
The girls have had a chance to reconnect with friends and actually took a ballet class today. (the first time since December that they have been able to dance...thank you Ms. Kari!)
We have been able to cast vision and share what the Lord has been doing with several cell groups at RiverStone, friends and family. Our very first weekend home at a extended family cookout my brother-in-law prayed to receive Jesus as his Lord and Savior. Praise the Lord!!!
We have had numerous opportunities in partnership development and are praying that the Lord will open up opportunities for partners/supporters to make committments for monthly support. We know that our heavenly Father is faithful to provide for that which He has called.
Next week we will be attending our home church's Summer Youth Camp in Covington. The girls will be campers and Jeff and I will be counselors. This camp was started 40 years ago by several leaders who had vision for the passion that the Lord has for 12-18 year olds. I began attending in 1976 and was actually saved that year at camp. Pray that the Holy Spirit will have complete freedom and come in mighty power next week!!
There is so much more to say, but I will have to get back to you at a later time. Hopefully pictures will follow once I return to KC, MO.