“Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks: for that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare.” Psalm 75:1
October-a month of changes and challenges. There was plenty of food to satisfy our hunger. And plenty of children’s talk, laughter and squealing filled the women’s dorm as the month of October slid into November.
Praise the Lord!
November 27, 2014
Bible Study and Meal-2:00 pm
Guests and volunteers welcome!
Lorenzo is in the news, again, this month. Due to family situations Lorenzo has found another job. He is still living here but is not a part of the GODTEL Lufkin team. Lorenzo’s experience of care giving at GODTEL is most helpful in his new job. Cooking, transportation and daily care are some of his responsibilities. With the higher paycheck coming in it won’t be long until he can move into a home of his own allowing him to have more time with his daughter.
Two precious saints changed their addresses from earth to heaven this past month. Rick Pensinger was a fellow servant at GODTEL Ministries. He “based” out of Livingston, but he parked wherever he was needed. He died from oral cancer. Through prayer it was decided he would go to Florida. He could get the medical attention he needed and be with his family. During this time he was a living testimony to God’s grace. We will miss him. His family will miss h9im. He was a blessing, indeed.
Vinez Minton was a friend of GODTEL. She requested gifts be given to GODTEL when she passed. And we have received several gifts in her memory. I loved her visits. One time we sat in her back seat with the back doors open. We were sewing something. I don’t recall what we were fixin’, but we had the giggles of school girls that afternoon. Other visits were in the office sharing God reports or prayer requests. We will miss Mrs. Minton, but I doubt she misses us. J
Our population stayed up. Quite a few have been at GODTEL before. And a few came and returned within the month of October. They were not all here at the same time but we had a total of nine children and their mothers in the women’s dorm. However, there were still seven young ‘uns at the end of October.
Avery is a unique name. It has an aristocratic sound to it, don’t you think? We had the unique experience of having two Avery’s at the same time residing at GODTEL. And before you ask-no, they are not related. The younger Avery is two years old with dark hair, big brown eyes and a smile that will engage your heart and will definitely turn the heads of those pretty young girls in years to come. The older Avery was not very co-operative and had several medical issues. We were only able to help him a day or two. We pray he got the help that he really needed.
We had some famous names here, also. Jimi Johnson and Reggie White checked in. I can’t say anything about their football prowess, but these two men needed our help. Jimi has moved on. Reggie is still here and is employed. Praise the Lord!
Our guest cooks hit the bull’s eye as they prepared and served tasty meals targeted at satisfying the hungry beasts. And satisfy they did! We ate chili dogs, pork chops, beans and cornbread, lasagna, sloppy joes, taco soup, and pizza. Dolores is our onsite cook. She does a great job. She prepares two meals a day and helps with breakfast, too.
Our student volunteer, Lindsey, not only answers the phone well-she makes a mean spaghetti dish. She served French bread and garlic butter with the spaghetti and we were all full and ready to take a nap. Thank you.
THANK YOU! There are so many of you who help feed us at GODTEL. Several businesses give regularly to supply our food items that turn into tasty dishes. Thank you to Pilgrim’s Pride and Tyson Foods for donating chicken. Thank you to The Spud for already baked potatoes. Thank you to Shipley’s Donuts for donuts. Thank you to Blue Bell Ice Cream for yummy desserts. We, also, get donuts from Sandra’s Donuts in Houston. Did you read it right? Yes, you did. We have a sister in Christ who works in the city to the south during the week. She worships at a church in Lufkin. It seems that Sandra’s Donuts is close to her place of employment and she stops there for donuts. One conversation led to another and here we are-blessed with “imported” donuts. The family who owns this store is from Cambodia. They share stories with our sister in Christ and she shares the Lord with them. Thank you, Sandra’s Donuts.
Even though this will arrive after the day-I hope you remembered to hug a veteran on Veterans Day. I am an Army brat. My daddy served 22 years in service to his country. He loved the United States of America and all for which it stands. I hold this part of my heritage close to my heart. Thank you, Daddy, for serving our country.
I hold you folks close to my heart for your support allowing us to stand for the Lord on top of this tiny hill on Moody Street another month.
Dearest of all, I hold my heavenly heritage IN my heart.
Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow, Praise him, all creatures here below; Praise Him above, ye heavenly host; Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen
Because of Him we serve,
Martin and Mary Baker
“So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture will give thee thanks for ever: we will shew forth thy praise to all generations.” Psalm 79:13