Not Motivated By Selfish Ambition
|With my parents Carolyn & JQ|
|Sinking his putt for par!|
My mother turned 91 last month and my father turned 90 last Friday. This morning he played 9 holes of golf with my brother John and my son Dawson. What an amazing lifetime of grace has been on my parents for their 68 years of marriage. They met in Madison, Wisconsin in the 40's when my dad was receiving radio training as a member of the U.S. Navy. They fell in love, got married, returned to Wisconsin after his discharge from the Navy, and began work as dairy farmers. Well on their way to a life time of agricultural existence with four young children, the Lord touched the heart of my father for foreign missions. They liquidated the animals, the farming equipment, and the farm to go to bible college to train for this calling. My mother and father ended up with six children by the time dad graduated, only to discovered that six children disqualified them for foreign mission work. He began preaching and filling church pulpits on weekends, working nights and going to classes during the day until his graduation in 1955.
|Receiving their award April 17, 2012|
|Sharing in their joy|
I'm encouraged. I take the words of the spiritual father Paul to Timothy as the words of my father to me:
Thanks mother and dad for teaching me to love the Lord and to surrender my life to Him. I have no regrets and continue to stand amazed that He would allow me to do what I was taught to do by you in the nation of Uganda. I am a part of your legacy.
But you must remain faithful to the things you have been taught. You know they are true, for you know you can trust those who taught you. (1 Timothy 3:14)
To God be the glory