Thursday, July 30, 2009
I went to Sri Lanka a few years ago with a medical team in the aftermath of the Tsunami that killed thousands and left more wounded and homeless. And comparing our health care with that of other nations, it is like looking at opposite ends of a spectrum. What we have here in the United States is totally awesome! I appreciate all the doctors, nurses, and hospital staff that work tirelessly to provide excellent care.
John's mom, Helen has pneumonia this go-round, and is receiving antibiotics and breathing treatments while in the hospital. John and I have been taking turns staying with her so she won't be alone. Today is my turn again, so I'm off to the hospital...
Blessings to you all today,
When you feel distressed, grieved, tired or hopeless, God is there to bring peace, calm, and hope, or anything you need. All we have to do is call on Him and He not only promised He'd be there for us, but He promised He'd give us revelation on how to pray for each circumstance.
"Call on Me and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things which you know not."
Thursday, July 23, 2009
More than 42 volunteers from six area churches assembled and distributed food to 300 families in July.
In random order are Patty Doughty, Ryan Palmer, Elizabeth Lirette, Renee Lirette, Thomas Lirette, Stevie Lirette, Christopher Lirette, Anthony Lirette, Nicholas Lirette, Kate Bergeron, Kayla Bergeron, Ashley Bergeron, Justin Bergeron, Kim Hennigan, Missy Hennigan, Leneigh Hennigan, Olivia Steinke, Maria Steinke, Emmalynne Steinke, Johannah Steinke, Akeem Hall, Stephen Bonner, Sedejah Hall, Dana Holmes, Shundale Holmes, Emanda Hollingsworth, Quanisha Holmes, Alma Grigsby, James Carter, Quilla Anthony, Margaret Brooks, Helen Walters, Jo Ann Knighton, Jasmine Ayatey, Pat O'Con, John Jarvis, Betty Milner, Sherry Shaunessey and Paula Jarvis. Not shown are Sherrill Milner and Tricia Steinke.
Published: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 7:56 PM CDT
The flocks are fed in Robeline. Triune Ministries founders John and Paula Jarvis of Robeline and more than 40 volunteers from area churches work together to feed approximately 300 families per month. Volunteers from Redeeming Love Fellowship in Shreveport, United Methodist Church and River Community Churches in Natchitoches, Marthaville First Baptist Church, United Pentecost Church and Rivers Of Water Churches in Robeline join forces to assemble and distribute boxes of food for families meeting low-income guidelines. The Robeline Food Pantry, housed in the former Robeline Elementary School building, began in 2001 when they distributed food to 40 families.Paula Jarvis said, "We are outgrowing (that building) and hope to move the operation into the gymnasium in the near future. We need donations of about $350,000 to get the gym operational.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
This weekend we had some very special and honored guests at the Keegan-Cook House. Governor Bobby Jindal was among the dignitaries... He flew in by helicopter and landed at a small field a few blocks from here. What a wonderful blessing to have him at our home and to connect with him and with the other elected officials. We thank God for the opportunity and thank the city officials for bringing the business to our town.
Pictured above is my mom, Betty Milner, me, Bobby Jindal, my hubby John, and Mayor of Robeline Tommy O'Con.
This is the front entrance of the Keegan-Cook House and pictured are Missy and Leneigh Hennigan.
We had plenty of food as you will see in the next few pictures...
Summer fruit, vegetables, cheese, crackers, dips and relishes.
Mini meat-pies, melt in your mouth cheese pinwheels, and little smokies wrapped in bacon and brushed with sweet b.b.q. sauce.
And they're off! The secret service, the state troopers and Governor Bobby Jindal are headed off to the helicopter and to their next destination.
Here's my wonderful husband John on the back porch.
It was a really nice weekend and we are thankful that God was mindful of us and we are thankful for the favor God has shown us.
Psalm 115:12-13The Lord has been mindful of us; He will bless us; He will bless the house of Israel; He will bless the house of Aaron. He will bless those who fear the Lord, both small and great.