|Carrying the cross of my little buddy Jason|
As many of you have been following the story of Jason, the final chapters of his life have come to an end. However, the influence and impact that Jason will have on this world in which he was a temporary resident will continue on. What a beautiful kid!
|Emma with her arm around Chaska while Antauro carries the banner|
As I cut his locks of hair off, I asked if I could keep one and use it as a reminder to pray for this little guy. So into the bible it went. It is a great reminder of this lovely family into which we have entwined our lives.
So what was the other bag of hair on my bible? It was from my little princess Emma. She had her mom cut her hair the other day. She somehow noticed that Antauro’s hair was in my bible and that there ought to be some of Emma’s as well. Yesterday, I had a talk with her about the hair in the bag on my bible. She confirmed it was hers. Not only hers but also Samantha’s.
“Your doll, Samantha?” I asked
“Yup. Don’t forget to pray for her too!” she commanded
There is nothing sweeter than the innocent creativity of a little child. With a huge smile on my face, I was able to confirm that both Emma and Samantha needed prayers. God watches out for all of us; Even those that may be made out of plastic and porcelain.
As I continue to keep Antauro in my prayers, please take note of a little boy that has recently lost his big brother. He has a big gap in his life that needs to be filled. Pray that God will fill that gap with His goodness and with His provision. Antauro could use a good dose of that.
|Our girls are growing up!|
We are coming into the busy season at the café. The days are packed full of sharing our story dozens of times each day to people from every corner of the globe. I just love what I get to do! Thank you all for allowing us to do this ministry. We have a number of volunteers coming in the next day or two. It should sustain us for the busy months ahead. Thank God for providing just when we thought we were at the end of the list of volunteers. Keep the café in your prayers. It is reaching out to a lot of different people. Pray that the business keeps strong. Praise that we made it into one of the most widely used tourism guide book, THE LONELY PLANET.
|The Gathering at The Meeting Place Cafe|
That is our update at the moment. Tomorrow it will all be different as is our lives in such a crazy world. Thanks for following along with our journey. We love and appreciate you all so much.
If there is anything that you would like us to pray for, please feel free to let me know. I am convinced that it works…Too many coincidences in my life to not believe in the power of prayer. I believe that God created coincidence for His glory…We would be honored to lift up your needs in prayer.
Love to you all!
The Englund Family
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