Randy and I along with – Jorge, Jacob, Derrick, Andrew & Chase…
An extra blessing….
Randy & I have been blessed through the years by the other children God has passed through our home, sat at our dinner table, joined in the SAULGOOD conversations….
Even as our own kids have grown and moved on to have their own dinner tables… God continues to give us young people that touch our hearts with their sweet love. Over a year ago we met a young man who’s parents actually came by the church to check us out as their son was moving to Clearwater, had been signed on with Toronto Blue Jays (SPORTS-an INSTANT SaulGood connection) and they were do just what I would have done – look for and praying for “family” connections.
OH what a blessing Jacob has been, he and his buddies. We’ve had feta burger days, lasagna nites, fish bowl competitions, music class… they’ve been a part of our worship and fellowship at church, they have blessed us much.
Well, in their position – they are always aware they can be moved or reassigned at any time. Last night that happen to Derrick. Derrick is a young man who recently really gave his life to Jesus. He has grown much this year as the baseball guys along with Andrew from CCPH discipled and encouraged him. He’s been Jacob’s roommate and he has a smile that makes you smile yourself.
Last night – we got a call around 10:00 that Derrick was being sent home to rehab an injury…. TODAY! One thing he had wanted to do but has been delayed because of his injury – was to be baptized. Soooo… the first thing he did when he got the news was call Andrew (the Worship leader at CCPH that lives with us) to come and do the honors). Randy, Kasi and I jump at the chance and followed.
May I just say that God’s blessings pour and pour and pour… please join me in praying for Derrick as he returns home to Iowa a CHANGED MAN. Pray that God will open the eyes of his understanding and pour out wisdom, knowledge and the revelation of just how much his Savior loves him!!!!
Hey… SECOND POST in TWO DAYS!!!!