I’m so proud of my young kids for getting through this weekend. Whenever they get tired of having to spend long hours waiting for Perze and me during practices and church events, I remind them that they are ministry kids, and one day they’ll see the value of not always being comfortable or having free weekends. Really proud of how they took care of each other while Perze and I were busy, since Friday, & tonight when we had to bring them to south philly church right after our church while our choir sang. I pray one day they will find the heart for service, and we will be coservants for God’s work.
From our family to yours this Christmas. We hope for a deeper and meaningful tug at the heart, bringing you to joy, hope, peace, and love. God bless you. Merry Christmas, squad! -Perze, Marchesa, Emmanuelle, Zienne, & Elleonai.
I’ve noticed that every Christmas, I’ve been asking friends and acquaintances to give to some charitable cause, aid relief to countries affected by natural devastation…I realize that no one wants to be bothered by sad news, esp. be asked to give a little more from their pressured pockets already burdened by the annual shelling out for Christmas presents for family and friends. No one wants to feel guilted and see pictures of little kids whose lives and reality are set with a new norm of homelessness, displacement, and great loss. Sometimes I even feel like asking for $10 seems like a great annoyance… Wow, it makes me sad. It makes me sad because I feel guilty that I can’t give more than what I have given. It’s always like that, isn’t it? We think we can’t give because we have no more to give…but that’s not the real truth, because the $5 we can give to the relief fund is spent on the starbucks drink we buy tomorrow. *sigh* We only want joy on Christmas, good times, good news, not to be asked to give some more because of some sad news from a distant country in need. But the […]