Family and Friends, Betty and I wish you a very happy New Year, filled with the love, joy and peace of Jesus. May your new year be a safe and healthy one. Thank you for your prayer and cards for Betty during her recovery. She fell while out walking during her lunch hour and broke her right arm in two places. I took on the duties of caregiver. Wow, what a responsibility! Taking care of Betty’s needs included taking her to the doctor and therapy three or four times a week, doing laundry, cleaning and preparing meals. Thank the Lord for the staff ladies and our Bible study group as they brought us meals for the first two weeks, which gave me time to get organized. Thanksgiving meal went well with our oldest son and daughter. I played Santa for the staff Christmas party. We went to Tampa for my family reunion. It was a fun time. On Christmas Eve, Betty finished her therapy. Christmas was quiet, with just our daughter and her family. Betty’s last doctor visit was on January 5th. It sure is nice to have her back in the kitchen. I was getting tired of my own cooking. Her southern fried chicken sure is good! She has spoiled me! January 19th we head north to Atlanta, GA, Greenfield, OH and Lancaster, PA to teach Teen Missions Leadership Seminars. It is a three-week trip. In addition our director, Bob Bland, and his wife, Bernie, left on January 7th for two months in Africa visiting Teen Missions bases. While he’s gone, I am in charge of the home base. Betty and I have now served the Lord with Teen Missions for 33 years. My, how time flies! We will be returning to Ukraine in July. It will be like going home; we spent 14 years running the Boot Camp and evangelizing there. We will be giving out Bibles and planning for 2011. “Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” (Phil 3:12-14) Once, while Francis of Assisi was hoeing his garden, he was asked: “What would you do if you were suddenly told you would die at sunset today?” He replied, “I would finish hoeing my garden.” A good start in life is helpful, but ending well is all important. Our supreme desire is to end well. Betty and I pray that we will all end well.
• Our Health
• Safety in travel
• Opportunities to witness for Jesus
Thanks for your prayers and for letting us be a part of your lives.
In Christ’s love,
Bob and Betty Lane Proverbs 3:5-6