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I love singing with my husband, daughter, and great friends in Straighter Road. I used to always be in the audience and now I get to join them, and it's sooooooo fun! Yet, I have other things that are just as exciting to me. I'll start with a link to my testimony of how I met my son, and the life I had when he was born. My life before Jesus was... well let's just say I was a terribly messed up and lost soul. There would be no hope of straightening me out if I had not come to know that Jesus is real, the Bible is true, and life is seen through a completely different and life changing perspective now. The testimony link is a talk I gave in November 2009 with an amazing story about finding my son. It's about 45 mins. But it's an incredible story of a teenage lifestyle that lead to pregnancy, adoption, loss, personal struggles to overcome the loss on my own, failing miserably, finding the LORD, finding my son right at the time when he needed a bone marrow transplant, and finding out that his life was not what I was promised for him, which included many foster homes and desperate times. The story continues to this day.
My son Dave is married to Cynthia and they have Grace and Jack. They live in Oregon and I don't see them near enough. He is an incredible speaker and has an amazing ministry helping at-risk youth, since he identifies and is able to communicate with them so well. He encourages people with his incredible story of what God has shown him as he went through treatment for Lymphoma and Leukemia. God is using him in amazing ways, and it's so beautiful to see.
In addition to my son Dave, I have Stephanie who is a missionary to Togo. She and her husband are in missionary aviation, and after several years of hard work and fund raising they have finally finished language school in France, and moved to Togo on December 28, 2014. They took two of my beautiful grand daughters with them, Leslie - 7 and AnnMarie - 4. My heart is broken, but I'm thankful for FaceTime. .
Missionary Aviation to Togo, Africa
My son John and his wife Dani have three adorable kids, Bailey, Sequoia, and Noah. They are such a precious family. Dani is the perfect wife for my son, and it's such a blessing when you see your kids doing do well.
My daughter Aliya Rose, well she's in this group with me! She amazes me constantly with her heart for God, and her sincere desire to do His will. She has always been this way, even in the times when it always seems like it would be hardest. She struggled with many teachers who taught things that were opposed to Scriptures, and had no trouble staying on God's side of things and always had amazing grades in school. My years in school were rough, so she's like an alien to me. I learn a lot just watching her go through her life.
I love studying Scripture. I'm currently working on a project involving the lineages of the Bible, the blessing and curses of God in those lineages, the promises and covenants of God in those lineages, and the fulfillment of each of those, where they are recorded in Scripture, and what hasn't been fulfilled at this point. It's quite a large project, and I don't expect it to be done in the next year. It's very fun to work on though and I'm learning so much through the process!
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