ABRAMS FAMILY NEWSIssue #3
Family NewsJune 2013
MISSIONARIES TO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC & HAITI WITH G.O. MINISTRIES IN THIS ISSUE: MK PROFILE & SANTIAGOTJ celebrated his seventh birthday just a fewdays after we arrived on the island. Not onlydid he receive the
few gifts we’d purchased
before leaving the states, but there was alsoanother gift waiting for us here in
Santiago…the gift of a new friend! Whatlittle boy doesn’t want to make new friends?
There is no shortage of sweet little girlswithin the ministry but there are only a fewboys, and one of them lives right up thestreet
HOORAY!! Thank You Lord!TJ had very few reservations about becominga missionary family. He was sad aboutleaving Uncle Mike and Aunt Jennifer and hiscousin Landon Abrams. But at the sametime, he and Mitch had started adding to
their daily prayers “Lord help us to impactnations for Your glory.” What does that look
like to a six (almost seven) year old,practically speaking?
We’re starting to find out…
You see TJ’s new frien
d (whose name is also
Landon) doesn’t care too much for loud
noises and crowds. He has never
participated in VBS or Children’s Church
(itwas just too overwhelming) and so, as youcan imagine, he was missing out on a lot of
fun! But then TJ came to town and he didn’t
know any of this about Landon. Sunday rolls
around and it’s time for Children’s Church; TJ
hops up to go and what do you know?Landon hops up too! That afternoon VBSbegan, when Landon found out TJ was going,he wanted to go too! Miracle of miracles andhow surprising!! The most hilarious part is
that it’s all in Spanish, but that really hasn’t
seemed to matter to TJ. Landon, on theother hand, can understand just fine.
We’re instructed in the 11
Deuteronomy to highly regard God’s
His Word: “Teach them
to your children. Talk about them when youare at home and when you are on the road,when you are going to bed and when you are
getting up…so that as long as the sky
remains above the earth, you and yourchildren may flourish in the land the Lord
swore to give your ancestors.” –
Landon’s parents have shared with us that
they have praised God for this new friendshipbetween TJ and Landon. We have praisedGod too and are praying daily that He willcontinue to help
us “flourish in this land”.
And Lord, may we never assume we knowwhat that looks like! Amen!!
It Really is Worth 1000 Words
TJ above with his friends in Haiti, he asks about Madoun(center) almost daily. And now here in the Dominican,
he’s made a new friend, Landon Braisted.
Defender of Jehovah