I awoke this morning thankful for God allowing me to be an American. Having served in the military and having also been to many places in the world makes me  realize the uniqueness of America and the blessing it is to live here.  

God chose a Roman soldier for Peter to introduce the Gospel to the  Gentiles to. Cornelius became a key figure in divine history. Act 10:22 says, "Cornelius, a centurion, a righteous and God-fearing man well spoken of by the entire nation of the Jews, was divinely directed by a holy angel to send for you to come to his house and hear a message from you."

The Apostle Peter went to him and both Cornelius and an entire group of friends and relatives were saved and thus the door was opened to take the Gospel to Gentiles.  Amazingly God still uses our military as a vehicle to get the Gospel to others in distant lands as we have seen through the De Roo Fund.

 Sgt. De Roo with our US troops in front of one of Saddam Hussein's palaces.

Sgt. De Roo with our US troops in front of one of Saddam Hussein's palaces.

So Happy Veteran’s Day to you and thanks for your service.  If you were married at the time then Happy V Day to you too.  Spouses often endured much, long separations and unusual living conditions. Today Nancy will make SOS for lunch for us…our favorite way to remember. The family is also going to attend a V Day ceremony up the hill from our house at the Artondale Cemetery.  Hope you all have a blessed day as well and don’t forget to thank God for the freedoms we have.

Saturday  9 to 11AM Nativity Setup - Workers needed for clearing paths, setting up a cross, building the entrance booth, setting up path rails etc etc.  Screw guns, bits, knives, rakes, shovels and muscles needed.  Each Saturday until LN we'll be setting up. 

Our Nativity also needs a life sized infant doll in swaddling cloth.  #2 a  metal chiminea to use during the Event.   SaturdayS from 9-11 through Dec. 2 men are needed to help erect Nativity structures.  Thanks for helping.