Friday, February 22, 2013

Poems I Love

Lately I've been interested in poems. I just love the ring to them. Sometimes for school  they give me paragraphs to write and I find myself trying to make some of the words rhyme. I guess it does kind of sound nerdy. My Dad doesn't like poems and I keep wanting to read them to him: one to aggravate him, two, because they were a blessing to me. So, I just wanted to share one with you:
                                                          A Servant's Prayer
                                          Where is there a need that I can fill?
                                           A place to serve, to do God's will?
                                         Where can I find some soul in distress
                                          And offer words of comfort and rest?
                                                 Where is there some task
                                                       no one wants to do
                                         Master, I am willing to do it for You
                                         I have not as much to give as the rest
                                         But I can give each day my very best.

                                                Where is the place of service
                                                            meant for me,
                                       The job for  which You created me to be?
                                             Saviour, only let me hear Thy call,
                                                To Thyself I gladly give my all.

                                               Let me labor, now I humbly ask,
                                                  In some great work or small
                                                          and humbling task
                                          From dawn of day until life's setting sun,
                                      That I may only hear from Thee, " Well done."
                                                                                 - Cathy Corle

      I really thought on these things and I pray that God will use me, and like it was my own, He will accept this willing Servant's Prayer.
                                                        I hope this was a blessing to you.                    

Friday, February 15, 2013

After Two and a Half Years

Wow! It has been a long time. I have a lot to catch up on. For one, we are now in sunny St.Barths at last. God has been good to us and we arrived here safe and sound on May 3, 2011. In 2010 we left Canada,  drove to Florida and surprised one set of grandparents. The other, Grammy, we of course warned  that a family of seven was coming to stay for a certain number of months, for only the Lord knew when we would leave for St.Barths. We enjoyed our stay there and loved spending time with our grandparents.

In the beginning of 2011,my dad came here to St.Barths to look for a house for us to rent. He looked and looked and found a few houses, but we were not sure if they were the right one for us. Dad came back to Florida and we waited to see what God would do. God opened up the door for us and my dad's Aunt told us that there was a nice house up for rent. She sent us the pictures of it and God told us that this was the place for us. Needless to say, us girls and babies arrived in St.Barths on May 3, for the boys had arrived before us to settle things. The house is 1,500 euros, two bedrooms and one bath. The kitchen is a nice size and Mom has made many a meal in there.

If  you think 7 is a lot  to fit in two rooms in April, 2012 a new bundle of joy arrived, a baby boy. We love little Micah Reuben and glad God added him to our family. We started here in our house a Sunday morning Bible study and God blessed us with wonderful lady named Maria and later on  three equally wonderful ladies: my dad's aunt Marianne, his grandmother (we call her Ma-ma,) and Eliane . Maria was saved in the states for she lived there for a while. Marianne got saved last year but we are still praying that Ma-ma and Eliane will get saved.

 We also started passing out tracts, invitations, and John and Romans, all in french. So far we have passed out about  750 bags of these.

 On March 14, 2012 I turned 14 years old. After months of waiting I finally got my purity ring for my birthday; later, I will tell you more about it and why in the world they call it a purity ring. 2012 was a great year and we are already enjoying 2013. We can't wait to see what great things God has in store for the Gimenez family.