This March my folks will be back in the U.S. I cannot tell you how much my family is looking forward to being with them. Our youngest will get a chance to reaquaint herself with her Sidi (Grandpa in Arabic) and Seti (Grandma). Every night my two oldest pray for their safety and the work they are doing in Gaza. They are going to be thrilled to see them again in person instead of a shaky webcam. They have so many stories to share about God's work in the hearts of the muslim people in Gaza. Too many to share in one post or even on this blog. Every once in awhile I take a moment to share a prayer request from them or a cool story from their ministry here on my blog. Check out the Gaza category to see past posts. Thank you to all who pray for them.
This past August a note was put out by my parents about a mother who was raising a family of 8 on her own. Four of her children are in wheelchairs. Their father abandoned them moving to the West Bank, remarried and started another family. My parents wanted to help this family and were able to help the mother financially through their ministry to get the kids ready for school. They wanted to do more.
Around Christmas a note was passed to their supporters and friends as well as a post on their password protected blog. They wanted to raise some money for one of the sons in a wheelchair who is very talented with fixing TV's, radios and various electronics. The rocky terrain and lack of transportation made it extremely difficult for this young man to attend school. With an education he might have a chance to provide support to his mother and siblings. The call was put out and Grace Church answered!
Thank you to all who answer the call to provide support to missionaries and their work financially. Through my parents I've learned there is no greater feeling for a missionary than when they are able to love people with gifts from those who know Christ. Grace Church purchased the wheelchair for this young man and brought joy, hope and comfort to a family on the other side of the world, in a small town in Gaza.
The body of Christ is awesome!