Hearts Full to Overflowing

May 29, 2009 at 7:17 am 3 comments

At the time of this writing, Dan is still with us.  The story is much the same as the night before.  We bought a few new clothes last week for Dan because he is swelling os much around the middle…today, we bought size Extra Large trousers, and shirts. The swelling continues.

How can we be so blessed?  People who have chosen to be Our Family are coming here to tell Dan, “Goodbye.”  Many others who have also chosen to be a part of Our Family have phoned or written saying how they wish they could see Dan one more time to hug him, to thank him face to face for how he let God use him to help them grow into better people.  

Our beloved brother, Samuel, left Wednesday to go back to Dallas before returning to Ghana, in Africa.  Today Mark and Debbie flew in for an almost 24 hour visit.  They are sleeping on the couches just outside our bedroom door…they want to be near Dan, be with Dan as much as possible. Tim and Claudia, Natasha and Amber are still with us.  

The question is…will Dan be with us?  God is good o I know that He will provide all we need, when we need it.  Sleep is what I need now after a wonderful day with Intentional Followers of Christ.

We wish we could put a photo of everyone who has ever helped up in any way. But tonight, I will settle for sowing you our dear, dear friends in Holland who have been loyal friends for almost 50 years.  Dick taught me the Proverb that says that it is better to have a loyal friend close by than to have a brother far away.  They are far away, but they keep close with weekly phone calls. God is always good.  Look for and be open to his goodness for He loves you very much.  — Anne and Dan

 

Dick and Hanny van Geet - friends for life!

Dick and Hanny van Geet - friends for life!

 

Hanny is a true friend...phone calls every week.

Hanny is a true friend...phone calls every week.

 

David and Victoria Parsley (do they look young enough to be our "kids?"

David and Victoria Parsley (do they look young enough to be our "kids?"

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  • 1. Nancy Lawrence  |  May 29, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    Anne, I read your May 28th account to Tommy
    and Sue. They cried with us for all Dan is
    going through and how well you are taking
    care of him. I saw Janet Waller at the
    grocery store. Again, you and Dan were
    discussed.

    Maybe God is continuing to use you and
    Dan and your ministry to see how God
    has used you for His glory and honor. Since
    we are wondering “why, Lord” maybe that’s
    it. The story of your life continues and God
    is being praised continuosly. Thank you,
    Dan and Anne, for your story. Peace,
    Tommy, Nancy and Sue

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  • 2. Csilla Varga  |  May 29, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    Dear Anne and Dan!
    My heart is falling apart when I read the news on the blog.
    I wish I could be so strong as you are Anne! And have so much faith!! But thanks to you both, since I meat you, I came closer to God, and definitly I became a better person. I learned from you to believe that God knows what’s best for us, and He loves us very much, and gives us help, when we need it.
    Please tell Dan, evry day, that we love him so much, and he will be in our hearts for as long as we live!
    We hug you,
    Csilla, Jutka, Tibor, Csengi, Blanka, Kati

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  • 3. Gerry  |  June 6, 2009 at 12:26 am

    Just a little note to let you know i am praying several times a day/night for you and your family, asking God to continue to give you strength as you go through this difficult times. I also check daily for the latest word. I also pray that your children will gt to CA safely this weekend, and that all will enjoy having them there with you. I hope that you are able to rest at night.
    Prayers and love,
    Gerry

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