Sunday, July 31, 2011

Yeah :)

Hi all!

Happy long week-end! That's right, it's almost August. It's the Civic Holiday week-end. It's hard to believe that summer is half over already :(

Seeing as we've not had a car for a couple of weeks, it has kind of not felt like a 'true' summer. Usually, we're driving to my dad's cottage, we're visiting family, having BBQ's and going to splash pads with friends. But, this year, it's been a little different. Not different in a bad way, but just not the 'norm'.

During all this, we've tried to continually thank God for what He provides for us. We had family and a couple of friends make sure we had groceries, drives to church, etc. Also, we are within walking distance of the library, a park, even a store to make sure we could get milk. We kept saying to each other 'this is more than a lot of people have'.

So, all that to say, it's awesome to know and appreciate how much God has given! Plus, the good news is that we have a van now :) We are enjoying having 'wheels' again. Also, it's got an air conditioner, we have not had an a/c unit in our car for over three years now and we are ENJOYING it! This is the first time we have a cd player in a car too... So, yeah! We're finally getting with the times (yeah, I know...People have cars with docking systems for their Ipods and phones and we're just getting a cd player... LOL).

So, we're truly thankful! God has provided for us again.

We just wanted to give you all an update, as people have been asking us about our car situation. Thank you to so many of you who have been praying for us. We meet people all the time who let us know that they pray for our family and the Joykids ministry. It's so humbling to know that people do that for us and we appreciate it so much!

Bless you and enjoy your week-end!

Virginia
contactjoykids@aol.com

P.S. - Please be in prayer for the Kingdom Bound festival just outside Buffalo at the Darien Lake's Theme park which is going on right now. There will be thousands of people there over the next few days. Please pray for safety with so many traveling, for the hundreds and hundreds of volunteers who help at the festival, for the artists and speakers who will be performing and for those who will choose to make a commitment to follow Jesus :)

Monday, July 18, 2011

Update!

Hi all!

We hope you are enjoying your summer so far! It has finally gotten 'hot', it seemed to take a while before we got our heat wave, but it's finally here :)

Dale, Shanarah, Lazarus and I have been enjoying the summer. We love the long days, being together and just enjoying the warmer weather.

Anyhow, this is the update part that I wanted to share with you all. We are in desperate need of prayer right now. Our car died last week, so we are without a vehicle. We can see God's hand in this, as we were able to safely pull the car over to the side of the road, call CAA and find a ride home from the mechanic (thanks to my wonderful Aunt who dropped everything and drove us home). But, the bad news... The car is not worth fixing.

So, to make a long story short, we really need a car (soon). Right now, we're able to walk to the store and hang out around home, BUT, we've got several performances coming up, places like the Dr's, family events we're supposed to get to (you get the idea, we have ALL become accustomed to driving in our society).

As this is becoming a novel, I'll try to quickly end the post. If you think of us, please be in prayer that we'll find a car soon, (that is not too expensive)!

We know God provides! He has never, never let us down. We are thankful that God has given us so much. We have a roof over our heads, food and our health. So, we're just praying that He again meets our need :)

Bless you all! Remember, you can e-mail us 24/7 at contactjoykids@aol.com.








Saturday, July 2, 2011

Canada is 144!!!!!

Hope you all had a safe and happy Canada day :)

We are so very blessed to live in such a wonderful country! God has given us so so very much to be thankful for here in this wonderful place. We can go to school, there are so many places to buy things like food, we have doctors and hospitals, parks to play in. Most of you who are boys and girls (who are reading this) have a room of our own (or some may share one with a brother or sister) that has a bed and is filled with toys. We also have churches that we can attend to learn about Jesus.

God has indeed blessed us here in Canada!

Please remember to pray for this great country! Pray that the leaders in Government will make wise decisions. Also, that for the boys and girls going on vacations with their families will be safe and have a good break from school.

Thanks for reading and have a good summer :)

Virginia

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