Friday, August 19, 2011

Please pray

Just a quick note to ask you all to remember to pray for us over the next while. The joykids team has a busy August and Sept. We've got a few performances coming up and are always needing to be covered in prayer for the shows.

There's so many aspects to a performance... From going over each presentation again and again rehearsing, loading up our van, getting directions, check lists, set up, the performance itself with so many details during it, tear down, talking to all the boys and girls, getting home safely, unpacking all the gear... If one thing goes wrong, the entire show could have problems. We've had flat tires, gotten lost, been sick during our presentations, had back problems (that affect how we can lift gear), had power outages... So many different aspects.

At most shows we've done, we've had audience members who have heard nothing about Jesus, so it's important that we get to the destination safely and have no sound problems or health problems! God has been so good to help us carry on!! We don't mention that list above to be negative, or for you to think that we're rolling our eyes. It's simply so that our readers and listeners know what goes on before and then during and after a show. There's more to it than an hour long presentation. Again, God is so very good!! The opportunities we've had during these years to share about Jesus is exciting!

We're so appreciative of the Joykids listeners who pray for us regularly. We don't ever want to forget how many people continually pray for the radio show, Joy1250 and the Joykids team. It's what has kept us going!! So, THANK YOU!!!

Virginia
contactjoykids@aol.com

Monday, August 15, 2011

Sunsets and more

I'm sitting here in front of the computer, watching the beautiful sunset and thinking about how much God has blessed us. We don't have a huge house (we live in a tiny apartment) and shop at second hand stores, but we are still blessed!

God continues to provide for us again and again. In fact, when I think of our family, I can't help but be amazed. Our son Lazarus, who turned three in June is in fact a miracle.

I have talked about this a few times before and have shared the story on the Joykids radio show (heard each Saturday morning on Joy 1250, www.joy1250.ca). I was told that he may not survive when I was pregnant with him and in fact, a couple of times Doctor's suggested that I terminate the pregnancy. It was a tough pregnancy, I ended with complete bedrest for over 4 months and had to make several trips to the ER... BUT, God provided us with a healthy baby! Lazarus is full of life, full of energy (seriously) and is a joy to our lives. With his life, with how God has blessed us with an incredible daughter Shanarah who makes us smile each and every day, I can't ever say that we're not blessed.

So, remember to count your blessings! Think of the old hymn which reminds us to think of how God has given us so much. No one has a perfect life, there are many trials and sometimes, for some of you it may be hard to wake up in the morning... BUT, lean on God. He has promised to never leave or forsake us!

Remember, you can always get a hold of us through our e-mail, contactjoykids@aol.com