Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The joy of Joy

This week Shawn's Aunt Joy turned 75, and her kids put on a big bash for the celebration!  I love going to Shawn's family parties-this is a HUGE family, and they are a lot of fun.  And once you are in, you are IN!  Hanging out, laughing, eating, playing games, and more laughing is always involved in these get togethers.

This party was not only fun and celebratory for an amazing woman that we love - but Aunt Joy took it one step further and asked people to donate to our World Harvest Account in place of traditional gifts.  What a blessing.  Not only did we receive a good chunk of money towards our ministry there, but we had several more opportunities to talk about getting to the place that our hearts and going more and more each day.

Aunt Joy has always been a great gift to our family, but this day was a special blessing to us.  It encouraged us in ways that she may not even realize.  Because, yes - we DO need monthly donors to help us get to the field and stay there for our 5 year term.  But we also need those people are are excited and on board with us in every step of the journey.  Thank you, Aunt Joy, for being one of those people!  We love you! 

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