Susan Rodgers

Friday, August 11, 2006

Rehmeyer Kids

Okay, it has yet again been a long time since my last blog entry, but this time I have a good excuse: our phone line is not working, thus I cannot get online. It has been out since last week’s wind storm (it really was like a rainless hurricane). At least we have electricity and water back! Anyway, I’ve stolen a moment at the ‘Cup office to give touch base with you. If I don’t respond to emails, at least now you know why!

Today, for the forty days of prayer, the focus is on the Rehmeyer and Rodgers kids (see for more information). Two Rehmeyer kids did not go to school today on account of being sick, so this is good timing. God’s timing always is perfect, though, isn’t it?

I just want to brag on these amazing kids for a minute, though. Last weekend Teresa, Danielle, Nathaniel, and Joelle stayed at our house (Daran and Gabby were out of town) because they did not yet have electricity. The kids stayed with me all Saturday while Teresa did ‘Cup stuff, and they were great! It was so fun. We made pancakes (everything--even the syrup--from scratch, of course). They took turns helping with that process. Then with the clean-up they were just as helpful. All day was that way.

We naturally see a lot of the Rehmeyers (which we Rodgers love). As you know, anytime you spend a lot of time with people, you get to know their core. I am here to say that this family is awesome, sold-out to Jesus, and such a gift in our lives. I love them so much, and I thank God for them as they are a direct answer to our desperate prayers.

Dear Lord, please bless these kids in a special way today. May they grow ever closer to You as even at these young ages are already pursuing You and doing their best to make You famous at their schools. Thank You, Lord, for these treasures You are sharing with us and with Africa. May You fulfill Your purpose for them in a mighty way. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.