We are very excited to have Jolynn here with us! She was a wonderful hostess to us when we were in Singapore and Malaysia, and now it’s great to have her here with us! She has been spending long hours at the graphics computer working on graphic design projects. CD covers, DVD labels, a Noah’s Archive brochure, etc.
This is Jolynn’s Bright Lights group in Singapore. She has been leading a Bright Lights group in Singapore for the past 4 1/2 years. Now Abigail (right front) is stepping up to lead the group while she is here in the States. See their Bright Lights group’s blog here.
Last week we went to the hospital in Iowa City to visit Genna, a girl from Michigan who recently went through a major surgery. Her family had to travel to Iowa for the surgery and have been away from their home in Michigan for a while now. Genna attended a Bright Lights conference in MI several years ago. Her mom told us that she made a decision at the conference to read God’s Word everyday, and was consistent in reading her Bible 30 minutes every day for two years! Wow – what a great example of consistency. It reminds me of this passage:
“…for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. ” (Gal 6:7-9)
The seed we sow in our hearts will grow and produce fruit later on. There is no avoiding it. The question is: are we planting good or bad seeds? When reading Genna’s care page online I was blessed by the verses she had mentioned that had encouraged her. Wouldn’t you agree that the reason Genna has been so strong and has been such a sweet “bright light” to the nurses and doctors is because she has been planting God’s Word in her heart–and it’s showing now?!