Last summer Nancy and I responded to an invitation to visit the church that the realtor who represented the sellers of our church-house attends. Lisa knew that we were looking for a Christian fellowship to join and accurately guessed that we would enjoy her church. We have been attending Sunday morning and other services and have begun to connect with Lisa’s small group. Our spirits have been lifted!
Last evening we were wonderfully blessed by the small group. They, along with the pastor, came to our house to pray and dedicate it to the Lord. We spent the evening moving from room to room praying prayers of protection and anointing. Nancy and I feel honored that these new friends would come and minister to us in that way!
Since my last post, we also were blessed by visits from three of our four children and their spouses as well as from a number of other family and friends. It is fun to give these loved ones tours of the house and observe their reactions to the beauty and function the Lord has enabled us to create here!
The house is working pretty well, although we have had a couple issues. One night when a couple of our guest rooms were full, the plumbing clogged! None of the drains were working and all the showers, tubs, sinks filled with waste water. It was a major clog and required extraordinary effort by professionals to clear it. Thankfully, they did and we have not had any more problems. This week, during the first cold spell of the year, the pipes leading to the hall bathroom froze. We were able to thaw them out and hopefully diagnosed the problem which the contractor expects to fix tomorrow.
We are still unpacking, organizing and finishing various non-critical projects. However, we are feeling more at home and grateful for this house and all of God’s wonderful blessings!