It’s been a wonderful, fruitful and full of unexpected things year for us. God was in every single thing that happened in our family in 2015. We felt His presence and loving kindness in each day, when we laughed and when we cried. He held us in His hands and never let us fall.
My word in 2015 is FAITH. I learned to live by faith in every step I made in 2015, I am walking by faith and pray God will continue giving me and my family the desire and power to walk in and by faith in 2016, and forward. This taught me that living by faith is about giving God all the control in my life and situations, it’s about letting God taking over my life completly, and it’s about submitting my life in obedience to His word and commands.
Walking by faith is walking in knowing the God Almighty, my Heavenly Father, knows what He’s doing in our lives and He’ll fulfill His own plan in and through us.
Only through prayers and faith in His own plan, we saw how God provided the ways for us to go through 2015 and went on a short missiom trip to *Indones!a*. We recieved more than we expected.
And only by faith in Him we learned why we received answered prayers that were not what we wanted to be. God knows way better than us how to deal with our situations. And next year, 2016, we have plans that we put everything under His feet and wait for Him.
This has been a year of experiencing His faithfulness. Here are the best highlights of our 2015:
January – Dave’s Brother & Sister-in-law from Cleveland came visiting us.
February – Snow Days, no school for couple of days and they built a fort out of blankets and pillows.
March – Missions conference in CA; Kids snowed in with a friend; Abigail turned 6; An Indonesian friend came visiting from Houston.
April – Spring soccer; Easter; Biking; Hiking at Lake Katherine.
May – Hiking at Old Mans Cave; End of School; Planting Sun flowers; Summer Break; Helen’s Sister’s Wedding in Jakarta.
June – Ministry in West Java, South Sulawesi, Central Sulawesi, and North Sulawesi; Celebrating 7th Anniversary.
July – Visiting Helen’s families in Makassar, Manado, Jakarta and Bandung; Visiting friends in Singapore, Houston, and Visiting Helen’s cousins in Dallas; VBS.
August – Abigail started First Grade; Fall Soccer started.
September – Emma turned 3; Cook Out in the backyard; Ladies Rejuvenate Retreat.
October – Meeting their favorite Worship Singer; Bob Evan’s Farm Festival; Dave’s Birthday; Enjoying Fall season & cooking out. Three weeks out of four, we got sick. But thankful we got to enjoy these moments.
November – Abigail lost her first tooth; Packing Shoe Boxes at Grace Baptist Church; Abigail won the 1st Place for School Veteran Day Poster Contest; Emma wrote her name by herself.
December – The girls trimmed the tree; Christmas Cookie baking; Church Christmas Play; Trip to Creation Museum and Cincinnati Museum Center; Helen’s Birthday.
THANK YOU for all of your prayers sent the works of *B!ble *Translate!on in *!ndones!a*and for us. We praise Him for all the answers to your prayers.
THANK YOU for being part of our ministry team as prayer partners and financial partners in 2015. God has been using you and your ministry to our lives not only to provide the needs, but also to bless and give hope to those who has been waiting for His Word available in their languages in *!ndones!a*.
THANK YOU for being part of our life and journey in 2015! Your visits here cheer and bless me a lot!
God was present in 2015, He is today and will be present in 2016!