Saturday, October 25, 2008

Golf Tournament Update

We decided we should postpone the Golf Tournament until the summer so we could include more people to join in this great event!

We thank Mike Howard and his committee for all their dedication and hard work. We are also grateful to our main sponsor; Toyota of Huntington Beach. The proceeds from this event will help to supply Juice Plus to children in Africa to supplement their nutrition.

As soon as we set the new date, we will let you know!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Our Grandchildren

While we are home in the states we keep busy with our family and play a lot of games, because that is what grandparents do.

Here are our five grandchildren in Montana!

You can see the whole story and their family profile at

Starting from the top, we have: Jaden, Sage, Kellen, Katie, and Christopher!

We have our sixth grandchild coming in January from our other daughter Kimmy, in San Diego. (it's a boy!)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Treasures in Jars of Clay

2 Corinthians 4: 1-18

Therefore, since through God's mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart.
2 Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. 3 And even if our gospel is veiled it is veiled to those who are perishing. 4 The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 5 For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake. 6 For God who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.

7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. 8We are hard pressed on every side but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 10 We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. 11 For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus' sake, so that his life may be revealed in our mortal body. 12 So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.

13 It is written: "I believed; therefore I have spoken." With that same spirit of faith we also believe and therefore speak, 14 because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you in his presence. 15 All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.

16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.

17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an external glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.