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November Already!

Wednesday 16 November, 2011

Wow....November already!  It's been a great year for our small group here in Far North Queensland.  We have been blessed in so many ways and we are very thankful for the Lord's guidance and protection.

One of the blessings is the arrival, in the past month of 2 new members from Western Australia....Ben & Samantha Weilstra.  Welcome Ben & Sam, we are thankful for God's protection over you as you travelled here and we pray the Lord will grant you all you need to feel 'at home' on this gorgeous side of the country!

We have also not had a Sunday for a long time where we have not had any visitors!  We are thankful we can share our Sunday's with a variety of people, from many different parts of the World and we look forward, every week, to see who will be joining us next!

 

Last week Saturday we had a big celebration together.  It was Rod's birthday, Matt's 30th Birthday and also a celebration for Sjaak receiving his Aussie qualifications!  They put on a scrumptious gourmet dinner which was enjoyed by all.  Here are some (ok..quite a few) photo's of the night.

 

Matt & Claire

 

Rod, Makeesha & Josiah

 

Sjaak & Elijah

 

 Marcelle & Sarah

 

Andrew & Nadia

 

Gil & Lucinda

 

Little Mr Josiah

 

Pete & Marcelle

 

Rod & Tiarne

 

One of the tables - getting into the cooking!

 

 

Aidyn & Malachi

 

Ivan & Jolene

 

Our 'newest' members - Ben & Sam

 

Our 'youngest' member - gorgeous Callum

 

Kate & Cheree

 

Dean & Kate

 

Fred & Brad

 

Chad, Aidyn & Elijah enjoying dessert!

 

Pete & Matt

 

Jo & Sam

 

Kids watching a dvd.

 

Brooke, Aliesha & Janaya

 

And...of course, there is the washing up to do at the end of it all!

 

Last Sunday we were saddened by the news that Dean's father had passed away.  We pray God will grant comfort and peace in the knowledge Mr Visser is now free from pain and in a much better place.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Visser family during the difficult weeks ahead.

As we draw closer to the end of the year we wish everyone a safe and blessed Christmas and New Year period!


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Posted by Bill and Henrietta Raap on Monday 06 February, 2012

Just checking things out in Carians as we now have a nephew niece among the brothers and sisters down-under. Say hello to Ivan and Jo. Please tell her to behave herself or we may have to come down to have a talk with her. Wishing you all the Lord's blessing and sometime in the future we hope to see you all. DV Just had a beautiful Sunday here in Winnipeg. Beginning of February, +7 and sunny, unheard of. Usually -25. Bill and Henrietta Raap - Winnipeg waaaay up North

Posted by A&G Van Leeuwen on Friday 18 November, 2011

Warm greetings to you all. Enjoyed the pics. Special hello to Ben&Sam. We miss you Sam! Commend you all to the Lord's care and blessings. In Him, A Van Leeuwen