We have been away from family for most of the last 23 years on missions trips to Mexico, so flying to Chgo to be with them was such a blessing.  Kelly flew in from Colorado and the we had record setting temperatures.
  Even though we returned to Texas on Christmas night after dinner, just watching Leas face when she came downstairs and saw all the gifts under the tree. She is indeed spoiled, or blessed, or both.
  The highlight of the time there, though there were many, was after Paula and I went to our home church,  Moraine Valley Church,  we met the kids, grandkids, cousins, and extended family at their church. Parkview. It's a huge mega church, with thousands of people,  lots of helpers guiding traffic. Not for me, but they all like it. So 29 family members came, and I was reminded by God when we took a group photo, of His faithfulness. I was the first person saved in our family 30 years ago. Wow!!!
  Now we're in Big Heart Orphanage in the mountains for New Years with 7 people we drove over here last night.  Well be mixing concrete and framing walls. Shawn and Gator are driving back to the US to pick up another 17 people coming here to serve. It's cold, but clear sky's prevail.
  It's not to late to say yes to helping us fund the orphanages we support, and get a tax deduction for the year.  Make sure it's postmarked by tomorrow.  It's been a great tear in spite of my heart attack, so thanks to those of you that pray for us and support us.

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