“I tell you the truth,” Jesus replied, “no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and the gospel will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age (homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, children and fields–and with them persecutions) and in the age to come, eternal life.” Mark 10:29-30
For all of our years of serving in missions, we have found these words of our Savior to be true. The Lord has blessed us with ‘family’ in France as well as family back at home, and on this Thanksgiving Day, I say a deep, deep THANK YOU and MERCI to the Lord for the many wonderful people with whom we’ve shared Thanksgiving from all over the world. Indeed it is a blessing to love the ones you’re with. Our God is FAITHFUL!
And my most favorite Thanksgiving memory is when, in 1984, after finishing a Thanksgiving meal with our team in Firminy, France, this amazing guy took me out for a stroll and asked me to marry him. Soooo, sooo thankful for you, sweetheart.