11 already?

66399001_10156200110286976_899460881581080576_nTwo days ago, our family joined together to celebrate two monumental events. The first was the birth of our great country, the United States of America. The second major event was the birth of our first child, Evangelyn Abigail Brewer. She goes by Abigail which is Hebrew for “my Father is joy”, or “I rejoice in the Lord”. Evangelyn comes from the Greek word that we translate as “Gospel”. It means good news. So, every year, on the 4th of July, our family celebrates the Good News of the Gospel, that we can rejoice in the Lord because of the freedom from sin that Jesus Christ offers to us. Where do you find your joy? Have you experienced the good news of the freedom from sin’s power that Jesus offers to us?

I cannot believe that this sweet little girl is already 11 years old. She has lived in 3 different States, on two different continents, and in two different countries. She has a heart for the Lord and loves people. I pray for her every single night, that God would use her as a great missionary in this lost and dying world. She wants to be a pediatrician and use her skills to serve as a missionary. I pray that this will continue to be her desire as she continues to mature into a beautiful young woman. Here is our heart for our daughter. It is found in Deuteronomy 6:

4 “Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD is one!
5 “You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.
6 “These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart.
7 ” You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up.
8 “You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead.
9 “You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

She attended Timothy School for the first time this year and my desire is that when she is old enough, she can spend a summer in Moldova at the International Missions School.

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