Letters from a Couple of Vets Visiting LN
(The letters were one from the wife and one from the husband. They visited CEO FA Apprenticeship Center and CEO Farm in Luoning in October 2014)
With Love to our CEO Family
Dear Joseph, Angel, Catherine and Christina,
Though time is short, I want to take a few minutes to write you a note of thank for the many blessings you have bestowed on this first time CVM mission team. You have been most gracious hosts – we have lacked for nothing. More than that, you have been loving, kind and forgiving after a disastrous start. This is definitely NOT the way we would have written the story, but to see the Lord redeem to make beauty from ashes as lessons of loss, hope and forgiveness were learned was a bittersweet blessing… Thank you for your infinite patience and good cheer, even as I am certain we were keeping you from other duties – or rest. :) Thank you for encourage us and sharing so much with us about your program, the needs of the families and children you serve and giving us a chance to play a small part in that story.
It has been a joy to see your faith in action, your passion and your vision for serving “the least of It has been a joy to see your faith in action, your passion and your vision for serving “the least of these” these”. It has been wonderful to see how your family loves and supports each other in your ministry. It has been amazing to see how the Lord has granted you favor with the officials and community as He goes before you.
It is always difficult for me to see the kids in these “hard places”, especially the special need kids, because I see my sons in each of them and know what immeasurable blessing they have been to us, our It is always difficult for me to see the kids in these “hard places”, especially the special need kids, because I see my sons in each of them… my heart breaks to see those who may never know the love of their own familyfamily and our community – and my heart breaks to see those who may never know the love of their own family… That is why I am so glad to help you in your work to serve these kids and help them thrive – and in the process showing the others the true beauty and value of each and every precious life God has created. It will be our privilege to continue to support in prayer and in any other way that we can go forward. Please know that you can approach us with any needs. I am sure that I will be in touched after I get settled and have finished CVM reports, if not before. :)
May the Lord continue to bless you, give you wisdom, guidance and strength as you follow His leading.
Your Sister in Christ
P.S. I know that you are busy now, but I spoke briefly about the little boy with albinism and the boy with club feet to Catherine & if we can facilitate treatment, we would love to do so :)
Joseph, Catherine, Christina & Angel,
Where do I begin? There is no way we can ever repay you all for the last 11 days. It will have an eternal impact as words don’t do just here to what we have observed.
The love you have shown us by your hospitality taking us on our tours, opening your home up to us, celebrating with us, and worshipping with us is more than we deserve. Your entire family is indeed a shinning lamp on a hill and God will continue to use you all in a way beyond only what we can currently imagine.
Orphans, especially special need ones, weigh hearing on our hearts & to know personally two wonderful organizations advocating for them brings a glow to our hearts. God has indeed given you a platform that you are using mightily to help these kids for God’s glory.
I know you realize what a huge blessing you have to have a multi-generational family working in unison to advance God’s kingdom: Joseph who has calm demeanor leading the ministry; Christina and your glowing Each and every one of you adds a vital component that God uses to make CEO such a successpersonality and out spoken love for God; Catherine & your attention to details and love for animals; Anna & Abraham enthusiasm that only children can have. The grandmas mature presence and love that only age and wisdom can bring. Each and every one of you adds a vital component that God uses to make CEO such a success. I count it a joy and blessing to know you all and look forward to our next meeting, if not on this earth, on the other side of glory! Even though veterinary wise this trip was a failure, I believe this was a success in what really matter – spreading God’s love. Please use the extra money however you deem best.
For His Glory!
P.S. Oops, after reading the completion, how could I forget Angel, the quiet behind the scenes ever so crucial home schooling mother who is vital to any successful campaign!