Dear Praying Friends,
It is that time of year again. A time for family and friends to celebrate the birth of Christ and enjoy each other’s company.
For our family it is a painful time due to the passing of Miriam. This is the first Christmas without her and yes it does hurt…but God is merciful and is showing His great power and love through all the painful “firsts” that we have to go through. As you can imagine we had to make quite the adjustment as we are trying to carry on without the always so important, godly wife and mother. The initial days, weeks and the first couple of months were the most painful.But, praise be to God for his unfailing mercies! To know, regardless of how difficult it is, that this is ordained from our heavenly Father’s hand, gives a great comfort to our grieving hearths. His ways are higher then ours and in the light of eternity this present time of suffering and His discipline becomes a treasured possession. Slowly we have adjusted and are continually adjusting to live without Miriam. We are so thankful for the outpouring of love, prayer and practical help from many friends, relatives, brothers and sisters. You are God’s hands and feet as you reach out to us to ease the burden that these circumstances bring.
As painful as this year has been God has brought incredible blessings to us. This summer we went to
for a two weeks vacation. We are thankful to all our loved ones that made this possible. Jakob spent a week at bible-camp, and Jessica was working at Smoky Trail Native Bible Camps for four weeks. Throughout the spring summer and fall we had the privilege of having many relatives and friends visiting our home. California
This fall has brought around even more changes. Rebekah was accepted into the Theatre Arts program at
. She is really enjoying the experience. Jessica and Jakob are at home doing their homeschooling. Jessica is still finishing her last year of high school here at home. She also has taken on the responsibilities of running most of the household and overseeing Jakob’s schooling (gr. 6/7). Canadore College
Please, continue to pray for us that we would have the wisdom to live for the glory of God alone as we continue on this journey.
We wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and pray God’s richest blessing for you and your family.
The Weisz Family