Saturday, November 29, 2008

Seeing Old Friends, making relationships

Hey everybody, I was looking at yesterdays post and I forgot to mention something that is actually very important. We had a great time with the church that came down last week before thanksgiving. They were always offering to help out, most of the time I was alright; Thursday afternoon though they were a big help. Friday morning, same story, I came in and could tell that my two assistants were not going to be with me so I asked the couple that was there hanging out in the dining room to pitch in and and they and others helped me get out a meal for 235 hungry people from 2 churches, the base staffers and our Discipleship Training School Students. I have learned that the Lord always sends the right people to me when I am needing to get a meal out and I need to just do the essential things, STAY CALM and FRIENDLY and somehow when its time the bell gets rung and we have our meal.

Also part of what goes on in the kitchen is "Ministry". Thursday afternoon one of the helpers was a 20 something young woman who really loves the Lord and while they were working away Misty and her had the best conversation about what its like to be that age and wishing you were married, and trusting God to lead you to the right husband, and wondering why you are still single. Misty was encourageing her and sharing her wisdom and experience with our friend. I am so proud of Misty, I am so excited when things like that happen in the kitchen.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Wow that was a quick 30 days!

I was in such a great mood from getting my special gift of recognition that I forgot to write on the BLOG. Actually I am great at only a couple of areas of my life at a time. For the past month I have been concentrating on the areas of making food for the base and shopping, going to a spinning class with Misty, and getting ready for Thanksgiving. Actually thats more of the first part of my life, so I can say that I have been spending a lot of time concentrating on the cooking part of my life.

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! We have been really busy hosting teams this past month. Which is awesome becuase it means that families here in Ensenada are given the gift of hope, by receiving a new home!

Yesterday Bill was in the kitchen and cooked over 110 pounds of turkey and close to 50 pounds of ham, not to mention all the fix'ins, Misty and the kids were on the decorating commitee they covered all the tables with yellow and green table clothes and fresh cut flowers. One person did mention it looked like a John Deer Party, but then the flowers went on, and the candles too and it was a beautiful sight. We were scheduled to make food for 150. People just kept coming, and God kept providing, we had lots of full tummys, and lots of left overs. AWESOME!

This month is special for us as a family, A young man named Richie taught us what it means to live life to the full. Despite his battle with cancer he chose to go out into the world and share the love of Jesus with others. Richie's legacy lives on! It is our hope that everyday we can further along his and God's desire for everyone to know Jesus. We love you all Shannon Family!

"A thief is only there to steal and kill and destroy. I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of." John 10:10 (The Message)

This is what the Moss family is thankful for!