Thursday, July 23, 2015

We are grateful

This is just a quick update to say thank you everyone who has been praying for Victoria and our family for the past week, and for all the encouraging messages of support. 

Our weekend away with Camp Quality was the perfect place for us to be. The camp was held at a Christian conference centre and all the main rooms displayed the poster above - what a wonderful reminder to us throughout each day that Jesus has come to give us life, and life to the full. Once again we were grateful for another example of God's grace and a reminder that He is with us wherever we go.

We certainly did live each day to the full at camp, including the Christmas in July disco on Saturday night, where Ken spent most of the night on the dance floor with one of the girls. It was excellent to get away, dance, laugh, explore and have fun as a family. We are so grateful to Camp Quality and all they do to support families who are doing this difficult journey.

Please continue to pray for God's peace for Victoria as she struggles with anxiety and fatigue. We, as parents, need so much wisdom to help her continue to live her life to the full, in spite of the negative emotions and tiredness, and to meet the needs of our three other children as best as possible.

Do not fret or have anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God. 
And God's peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul reassured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 AMP

We are grateful that we aren't alone on this journey. We are grateful to our God who makes His peace so readily available to us. We are grateful to you for standing with us. Thank you.

PS: We are also very grateful for my mother visiting from Auckland and the awesome spring clean she is giving our home!

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