We're also deeply thankful for the time we had with our Laurelwood family.
This church sent me out on a short term mission's trip to Germany when I was just 22, having no idea that would turn into thirty years on the mission field! I love returning here as the "home-grown" girl.
Dave had the privilege of preaching there on Sunday, speaking from Matthew 7:7-11, a message entitled: "Ask, Seek and Knock". Although I could be considered biased (he is, after all, my favorite teacher!), I still would say it's a powerful message that could be transformative in anyone's life!
That evening many returned for a prayer meeting on our behalf. This picture brings tears to my eyes as I think about how many voices lifted our family and the ministry of Josiah Venture to the Lord, boldly asking for His work in and through us. So precious.
"Thank you dear Laurelwood Family for all you've invested in me, and in my family all these years...and for how you continue to love and care for us!"