"Give Thanks To Jehovah, For He is Good"
Psalm 106:1
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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Most Comfort.....

To hear what our loved ones say about our Dad.
Just seeing their faces brought us comfort.

First born

Cousins from both sides

Denton men

Showing deep love for us and offering comfort only they can give

Grandsons and more love Grandma!

Our Uncle Jack

Taking time to be with one another.
Feeling the importance of being with family,
who share our love and emotions.

Also, many neighbors and others expressing their memories and sadness along with us.
How kind and yes, brave they are to come to such a sad occasion,
with the purpose of consoling others.
A big thank-you to all who shed tears with us and gave us hugs and kisses.

"Better it is to go to the house of mourning than go to the banquet house, because that is the end of all mankind; and the one alive should take it to his heart....The heart of the wise ones is in the house of mourning, ..." -Ecc7:2, 4.

Monday, June 22, 2009

More Comfort...

This is what I see every morning when I arrive at work.

What a happy, supportive group I get to work with 4 days a week! A real blessing they are!

Our Dad had a real impact on people.

An example of how our Dad had an affect on people, even those he only met briefly: I arrived to work on Monday after our Daddy died, to hear my Boss, who was an avid wrestler in high school, talking to all in our office about the time he met our Dad, and they exchanged wrestling moves, as wrestlers do. They immediately, bonded. Anyway, this Boss of mine was explaining to all what a wonderful man our Daddy was and how much he personally respected our Daddy. My work mates were full of encouraging words and kind consideration.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Wlhere to find Comfort

When I received the news of my Daddy's death I went ahead and attended our International Convention in San Diego, as we had previously planned. I am glad I did. It was comforting to be among God's loving people. I received many hugs and kisses, both from those who knew of my loss and those who did not.

This Chinese sister is married to an American brother.

Here is a young sister that just got back from a land that is under ban.
She is standing next to a brother from Mexico

Here we are with a brother from England and a brother from a local Indian Reservation.

Here is an interested young man in a wheel chair. He is originally from the Philippines, now lives in the States. It was his first time ever attending one of our conventions. The two sisters are from an Island, but I forgot which one.

So many colorful native costumes!
I'm not sure where they are all from.

Sisters from Africa.

Everyone wanted a picture with our Aztec sisters!

On Sunday there was a beautiful talk on the Resurrection hope.
It was so encouraging to know we have a sure hope, based on God's own word, that we will see our dead loved ones again. What comforting words for me.
Yes, I am so glad I went.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Just so Sad.

I had to leave my mother alone.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Looking Forward to This Week-End!

District Convention!

Our congregation is invited along with many San Diego and Yuma congregations to gather at Qualcomm Stadium for a convention of Jehovah's Witnesses. This year is extra special in that San Diego Congregations are hosting an International Convention. What a fine opportunity we have in worshipping Jehovah unitedly with brothers and sisters from other lands. Delegates will arrive today from Britain, Trinidad, Tongo, Mexico, Chile, Korea & Australia. All these delegates will be cared for by the hospitality of their hosts.

This year our convention theme is: "Keep On The Watch" -Matthew 24:42

Each day will have a theme.

Friday's Theme is: "Prove Yourselves Ready" -Matthew 24:44
Friday morning we will consider how Moses, Noah, and Jeremiah remained watchful in a symposium entitled, "Imitate Faithful Ones Who Remained Watchful". Friday afternoon families will be encouraged with "'Stay Awake' as Christian Families!"

Saturday's Theme"Keep Your Senses, Be Watchful" -1 Peter 5:8
Saturday morning we will receive encouragement to help others. Then in the afternoon we will hear encouraging talks regarding "Watch Out for Satan's Traps"

Sunday's Theme "Keep in Expectation...It Will Not Be Late." -Habakkuk 2:3
We will be built up spiritually with the symposium "Keep Your Eyes on the Things Unseen" the subjects covered will be: "The Ten Horns...Will Hate the Harlot,"- Rev 17:16 "The Nations Will Have to Acknowledge Jehovah," "All These Nations Will Be Crushed," "The Devil Will Be Bound For a Thousand Years", "They will Build Houses and Plant Vineyards." "The Wolf and the Lamb...Will Feed as One," "God Will Wipe Out Every Tear," "All Those in the Memorial Tombs.. Will Come Out," and "God Will Be 'All Things to Everyone'."
To complete the morning session the public talk entitled: "How Can You Survive the End of the World?" In the afternoon we will have a modern-day drama "Your Brother Was Dead and Came to Life," based on Jesus' parable of the prodigal son.

Yes, we are in for a spiritual feast! But not just us! All these sessions are open to the public, in fact we have had a special campaign inviting our neighbors to come also. This program is prepared for all around the world. In Utah, you may hear these sessions in Ogden at the Dee Events Center, 4450 S. Harrison Blvd., July 3-5. For those of you in Arizona, this same program will be available to you in Tucson, Convention Center, 260 S. Church Street. July 24-26 or you may attend on July 31-Aug. 3. These sessions will begin at 9:20am. If you are able to attend some of the sessions I am sure you will not regret it. (Be sure to bring your Bible) May we always as Jesus instructed, "Keep On the Watch!"