God is so good! The Arkansas Heinen clan is two days away from celebrating the marriage of Timothy Thorpe to Rebekah Heinen. (We will have pictures in the next newsletter!) Victoria and her fiance, Noah, are busy planning their May wedding. Maria is back on campus and is enjoying her new semester at Arkansas Tech University. God has blessed our children in such wonderful ways.
Our December was filled with holiday celebrations. Maria and Rebekah directed the Christmas program at church. They did a terrific job organizing the chaos that occurs when the majority of the actors are under the age of 6. I have to admit, I have never seen the Christmas story presented like that before.
Between Christmas and New Year’s Day, Maria, Victoria, and Noah drove me to Wisconsin for the gathering of the Heinens for Christmas. For the first time in fourteen years, all us kids were together, along with most of our family members. It was a glorious time. We then visited my mother and step-father before we made the 13-hour trip home. I am so thankful to the kids for driving me home, especially as my own ability to travel is so limited and my parents are getting older.
Leah was not able to make trip. Rebekah stayed with her and prepared for her wedding. Leah recently had some good doctor visits. Please pray for her to be strong enough to enjoy the wedding.
Daily, I face the limitations that come with decreased use of my feet/legs and hands/arms. Yet, God continues to pour out His mercy and grace on every part of our lives. One again, I need to thank all who have prayed for us and generously encouraged us over the past months. God used you to daily renew our hope. The Go Fund Me page our girls set up is being deactivated, but if any of you would like to help in the future, this web page has a PayPal button at the bottom of most pages. Please pray that my disability hearing will be held soon.
I am spending time seeking God as to what my future ministry life looks like. Please pray I will hear His voice.
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