The Ruwersma Review – January 21


Fellowship Baptist Church in Whitmore Lake, Michigan.

Fellowship Baptist Church in Whitmore Lake, Michigan.

What does missions mean to you? Perhaps when you hear the word missions you think of giving food to starving children in Africa, or donating money to provide clean drinking water, or helping widows and orphans. When I think of missions I think of a lifestyle of sharing the gospel. I think of Rebekah, an 11-year-old girl who has promised to pray for our family everyday, or the family who sacrificially gives towards missions each month. Missions is doing our part to invest in individuals to further the gospel. 

“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them….teaching them to observe all thing whatsoever I have commanded you:” Matthew 18:19-20 

God is sending our family to the United Kingdom, but He is using YOU to send us. Through your encouragement, prayers, and love. When a little boy colors me a picture or a widow hands me a knitted blanket it fills my heart with love and keeps me going. Thank you for investing your time and resources to support missionaries. If you are reading this, it tells me you are interested in our family and ministry – thank you! We feel so blessed to have so many who have partnered with us. Often it is the little acts of kindness that encourage us to keep going and keep our eyes on the destination God has called us to.

Sunday we had a terrific time presenting our work at Fellowship Baptist Church in Whitmore Lake, Michigan. It was a full day of ministry; Sunday school, preaching, teaching children, giving testimonies, going to the nursing home, showing our video, and answering questions.

Today is our usual catch up day of writing thank yous, correspondence, calling pastors, and getting back on track for the next meeting. This is our last week of a somewhat slow schedule. Starting next week our schedule will be more demanding.

Sunday we will be in Melvin, Michigan for the morning service and Allen, Michigan for the evening service.

If you think of it, please pray specifically for our adoption process this week. Thank you!

Teaching the children about Jesus!

Teaching the children about Jesus!

Noah likes his gifts from the church, especially his Bob the Builder paint book!

Noah likes his gifts from the church, especially his Bob the Builder paint book!

A group of ladies from FBC get together every week to make quilts for missionaries. We sure do like the one they made for our family!

A group of ladies from FBC get together every week to make quilts for missionaries. We sure do like the one they made for our family!

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