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My husband, Brett and I live in beautiful South Africa and have been blessed with the most precious family. We have 2 very beautiful and brave daughters, Tianna (15) and Angelee (12) and a very precious little boy called Zac who touched our hearts forever in his 1 day here on earth. We never would have imagined that we would have to live this side of Heaven without our sweet boy who was born with half a heart, but every day Jesus carries us through and is teaching us more than ever how to live, laugh and love fully. 3 years ago our faithful Great Restorer graciously blessed us once again with another son ... our beloved Gabriel ... a ray of sunshine in all our lives! "Love in Action" is our journey as a family to love the way Jesus is teaching us to love and live.

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25 April 2010

Getting Practical

Last post I shared my heart about "getting our hands dirty" when it comes to being a witness for Christ. Well today, as a family we jumped in boots and all as they say :) Here in Port Elizabeth, our city hosts the annual "Iron Man" event. It's an extreme sporting event run world wide for tri-athletes. Talk about a race of endurance!!! It requires a 3.8 km swim in the ocean followed by a 180 km cycle and ends off with a 42 km run. Can you even wrap your brain around that?! Quite a few of our friends in our church family are Iron man athletes who competed again today. This year our church family decided to get pro active and host a prayer event just prior to the event for any athletes needing prayer and encouragement and on race day (today) we set up a "cheering station" in one of the deadest parts of the race to encourage the athletes on. We pitched up as families with posters with words of encouragement from the Bible, Christian music blaring, glow in the dark torches, shakers and loud voices to cheer the athletes on. I was so blessed to see my two little girls holding up their banner declaring "You can do all things through Jesus who strengthens you!" and encouraging these men and woman in their race. What a privilege to pray for those who stopped along the way asking us to pray them through their injuries and pain. Oh man!!! Nothing beats stepping out of your comfort zone and asking Jesus to make you shine for Him. Today showed me that any day holds a wonderful opportunity to be a witness of His love and encouragement. 
Much love,
Janine

1 comment:

Adeye said...

What a FANTASTIC idea, my friend. I bet your angels loved every minute of it.

Oh how I LOVE you! And MISS you!