Happy Easter From Us To You

HAPPY EASTER TO YOU ALL FROM ALL OF US! Jesus Christ is risen from the death. He overcome the sin and death. The new life and victory in Jesus is given to all of us who believe in Him.

“O death, where is your victory?
O death, where is your sting?”

For sin is the sting that results in death, and the law gives sin its power.

But thank God!

He gives us victory over sin and death

through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

(1 Corinthians 15:55-57)

What a joy and celebration we have today. Our prayer that God will continue to work in you with his might power that rose Jesus from the death to walk day by day in victory.

Today we also celebrating a new life given to our first daughter. She declared her faith and was baptized this morning during the Easter service! Praise God for His amazing love and works in her life. We are so thankful for our church family and spiritual supports she has received from her teachers, too.

“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him.” (‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭5:17-18‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

Our prayer for her to continue her journey with God. Asking God to give her a new heart that love Him and serve Him with her life. Asking God to reveal Himself to her in her every day walk with Him. And that He will continue His works in and through her life until Jesus come back in His glory. We also ask of you all would join us in prayer for her, too.

After church service, we went to have family dinner. And then when we got home, we had a fun egg-coloring with the girls. We tried something different this time. We got a simple egg-dye kit. Dave knew how to do this better than me 😀

After color-dyeing all the eggs, the girls decided to doodle and put some stickers on them. Super fun! And even my husband started a new “BIG” thing… Selfie Egg!!!

Once all the eggs were decorated, we sent the girls to their bedroom so we could hide all the eggs in our backyard for their egg hunt fun time.

We are so thankful for the day is given by God to rejoice and celebrate His love and goodness in our life. We hope you all have a blessed new week!

Caring Hearts Card Drive 2016

Caring Hearts Card Drive 2016

This is the 7th year of the annual Caring Hearts Card Drive! This is an amazing card drive started by Vera Yates 7 years ago in honor of her mom’s request. She has a beautiful story and purpose behind it:

The holidays are about family, kindness, and joy. During this time many of the elderly who lives in nursing homes would really feel the loneliness or missing their family. Wouldn’t it be so awesome if we can bring a smile to their face & brighten their holiday season simply by sharing our love of card making? A simple gesture to let them know that they are not forgotten. That someone still thinking of them.

Isn’t that a beautiful reason to create extra handmade Holiday cards and send them to the those who are staying at nursing homes during the Holidays?

If you are making Christmas cards, please make extra for this purpose. There are important details to check out and information at Vera’s blog.

And I hope you will be participating this year to bring cheers and joy to them.

THANK YOU so much for visiting today!

ADORNit ‘it’ Girl And Blessed Friends Ambassadors

I am so thankful to God for giving me an opportunity to work and serve at home and from home. Because of that I can have time to create projects.

When I look back to the crafting, scrapbooking, papercrafting, cardmaking, mixed media, and Bible Journaling projects, all I can do is giving thanks for my husband who always encourage and support me in this journey, and my daughters who never stop inspire me with their loves and everyday smile. Also, there are so many people that have helped me to step out of my comfort zone and grow. I am thankful for so many video tutorials and even only picture tutorials on blogs, YouTube, craft forums, and being part of amazing design teams. But I always open to learn and explore!

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Last month, ADORNit and Documented Faith announced that they looked for crafty girls to be their ambassadors. I sent my applications and waited. And I received email about the news from ADORNit and Documented Faith. I got accepted!

I am one of their ADORNit ‘it’ Girl Ambassadors and Blessed Friends Ambassadors for Documented Faith! So super excited for these news!!! I am being part of these two ambassadorships for 3 months. This is more that I ever imagined!

I cannot wait to share with you all the projects with ADORNit and Documentd Faith! So stay tune, my dear crafty friends! It will be amazing!

Meanwhile, you can visit and check out their websites and social media platforms:

ADORNit

Website | Blog | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | YouTube

Documented Faith

Website | Facebook | Instagram | Online Store

Make sure you also follow me on my social media platforms to see the projects and updates! You can click on the icons on the right top bar of my blog or they are also listed on my blog right side bar.

Thank You so much for your amazing supports and love! Have a fabulous blessed day, my friends!

The Best Of 2015: To Live And To Walk By Faith

It’s been a wonderful, fruitful and full of unexpected things year for us. God was in every single thing that happened in our family in 2015. We felt His presence and loving kindness in each day, when we laughed and when we cried. He held us in His hands and never let us fall.

My word in 2015 is FAITH. I learned to live by faith in every step I made in 2015, I am walking by faith and pray God will continue giving me and my family the desire and power to walk in and by faith in 2016, and forward. This taught me that living by faith is about giving God all the control in my life and situations, it’s about letting God taking over my life completly, and it’s about submitting my life in obedience to His word and commands.

Walking by faith is walking in knowing the God Almighty, my Heavenly Father, knows what He’s doing in our lives and He’ll fulfill His own plan in and through us.

Only through prayers and faith in His own plan, we saw how God provided the ways for us to go through 2015 and went on a short missiom trip to *Indones!a*. We recieved more than we expected.

And only by faith in Him we learned why we received answered prayers that were not what we wanted to be. God knows way better than us how to deal with our situations. And next year, 2016, we have plans that we put everything under His feet and wait for Him.

This has been a year of experiencing His faithfulness. Here are the best highlights of our 2015:

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January – Dave’s Brother & Sister-in-law from Cleveland came visiting us.

February – Snow Days, no school for couple of days and they built a fort out of blankets and pillows.

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March – Missions conference in CA; Kids snowed in with a friend; Abigail turned 6; An Indonesian friend came visiting from Houston.

April – Spring soccer; Easter; Biking; Hiking at Lake Katherine.

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May – Hiking at Old Mans Cave; End of School; Planting Sun flowers; Summer Break; Helen’s Sister’s Wedding in Jakarta.

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June – Ministry in West Java, South Sulawesi, Central Sulawesi, and North Sulawesi; Celebrating 7th Anniversary.

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July – Visiting Helen’s families in Makassar, Manado, Jakarta and Bandung; Visiting friends in Singapore, Houston, and Visiting Helen’s cousins in Dallas; VBS.

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August – Abigail started First Grade; Fall Soccer started.

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September – Emma turned 3; Cook Out in the backyard; Ladies Rejuvenate Retreat.

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October – Meeting their favorite Worship Singer; Bob Evan’s Farm Festival; Dave’s Birthday; Enjoying Fall season & cooking out. Three weeks out of four, we got sick. But thankful we got to enjoy these moments.

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November – Abigail lost her first tooth; Packing Shoe Boxes at Grace Baptist Church; Abigail won the 1st Place for School Veteran Day Poster Contest; Emma wrote her name by herself.

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December – The girls trimmed the tree; Christmas Cookie baking; Church Christmas Play; Trip to Creation Museum and Cincinnati Museum Center; Helen’s Birthday.

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THANK YOU for all of your prayers sent the works of *B!ble *Translate!on in *!ndones!a*and for us. We praise Him for all the answers to your prayers.

THANK YOU for being part of our ministry team as prayer partners and financial partners in 2015. God has been using you and your ministry to our lives not only to provide the needs, but also to bless and give hope to those who has been waiting for His Word available in their languages in *!ndones!a*.

THANK YOU for being part of our life and journey in 2015! Your visits here cheer and bless me a lot!

God was present in 2015, He is today and will be present in 2016!

Happy New Year 2016

Hello Spring

 

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Since a couple of weeks ago, our oldest daughter who is in Kindergarten and can read now, kept telling us almost every day when is the first day of Spring. I asked, “How do you know that March 20th is first day of Spring?” She replied, “I read it on my calendar. It says Spring begins on March 20th.” I went to check and sure enough she was right 🙂

So, Spring begins today, officially… But we have been nice days since Monday (3/16/15). It was raining on Thursday and Friday, but this week was great.

I have some pictures to share with you that I created these digital layout using Picture Life App with my iPhone. All pictures I took using my phone, too.

Sign of Springs

Sign of Springs

Sign of Springs

Look, the winter is past,
and the rains are over and gone.
The flowers are springing up,
the season of singing birds has come,
and the cooing of turtledoves fills the air.
(Song of Songs 2:11-12, NLT)

HAPPY SPRING ALL!!!!

Hello March

The snow is melting away, the temperature is getting warmer, although I am still freezing. So, we are at the end of Winter.

March is a special month for us. First, this week, our oldest daughter is turning 6! We cannot believe it that she will be on first grade next year. But most of all, we are just so thankful to see how she is growing and thanking God for every single moment we can see how He is watching over her.

And this month we will be attending an important mission conference for our ministry in Los Angeles for 3 days. This conference where we will learn a lot about the country we will go in the near future, networking and partnership opportunities with churches, organizations and individuals who serve among the people in the country.

We are so thankful and excited to see how God open the doors for us able to attend this conference and excited to see what God has provided for us and the participants at the conference.

I cannot post any details or pictures about this conference because of the security issue of the country and the people. But, would you please join us in prayer for this week?

And we will have a friend visiting us for a couole of days on the second week. We met her at a conference 3 years ago and become a good friend to our family since then. She has a heart for God’s mission work among the unengaged and unreached people groups. We cannot wait to spend time with her.

Since February, my husband and I started an online training that assigned to us by our sending organization in order to equip us and for our partnership development to go to the field. We have been learning a lot of new things. So grateful for each of our partners who standing with us in prayer and financial needs! I wanna take this moment to THANK YOU ALL on behalf of my family and the people we serve, becuase of your prayers and gifts, we are able to continue doing the training and working from home!

I have a prayer request for my husband’s grandmother who is not 82 years old. She is now at the hospital since Friday evening. Please pray for healing and God gives her strength to go through the treatment. Pray for patient as well. Pray for my husband’s mom who is taking care of her. The hospital is not that far from where we live, so we try to visit her every day. We are worry about her but we trust God has them in his hands and protect them.

But this month is gonna be great because our Lord, Jesus Christ, rules yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Hope you all have a wonderful March!

5 Minutes Monday: Accelerating Bible Translation Globally

“The authority for and ownership of all aspects of the process of Bible translation are returning to the global Church. This foundational transition affects every aspect of Bible translation.” (Tim Jore of Distant Shores Media and Wycliffe Associates)

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When it comes to getting the Word of God into the hands of those still waiting to hear and understand, it is something that cannot be done alone. It takes a team of people working together. That’s where you come in . . .

Since 1967, Wycliffe Associates has given people like you the opportunity to partner in Bible translation efforts worldwide. Today, you can support crucial work in Africa, the Pacific, the Americas, Asia, and Eurasia. Whatever part of the world calls to your heart, there’s a role for you to play in Bible translation.

By partnering with national translators, we can help accelerate Bible translation and ensure that we are communicating God’s Word accurately—and powerfully.

Wycliffe Associates walk side by side with national translators to provide these dedicated nationals the training, technology resources, and support they need to speed translation efforts to help their language groups hear God’s voice speak personally to them. This organization also exist for you if you wanna make a difference and impact people live by investing:

  • Your skill, experiences and time as volunteers. If you have been praying an opportunity to serve, see how you can serve together with this amazing organization here.
  • Your financial donation. You can help support the works of Bible translations by giving a gift to Wycliffe Associates. This gift will be a great blessings to those who live remotely.

Wycliffe Associates accelerates Bible translation in these additional areas:

We are serving with Wycliffe Associates since Fall 2014 as supported staffs. My husband serves as IT / Accounting for SEA* and I serve as the volunteer coordinator and liaison between the organization and the national organizations, churches and missionaries. We are raising support to go serving for long term. You can find us here. This summer, we plan to go visiting for couple of months to see families and also helping with couple projects in the country. Would you please pray for this? If you want know more details, please feel free to contact me personal through email.

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Distant Shores Media use modern technology to equip and help the global Church to make disciples of every people group. They provide open discipleship resources for every church to use to share the Good News like Open Bible Stories.

They also working together with entire global church through Door 43 translation platform to bring the Good News.

Why do they do it? It is because everyone should have God’s word and adequate discipleship resources in their own languages, for FREE.

In my own experiences in my home country, we do not have adequate discipleship resources in languages the people can understand better than the National language and English. And the need of translating God’s word in each needed language is very high. So far that we know it is at least 400+ languages that need translation of the Gospel.

Both of these organizations are partners in Bible Translation works by partnering with national translators, they help accelerate Bible translation and ensure that we are communicating God’s Word accurately—and powerfully.

They have a project called The unfolding Word. It is an open-licensed Biblical stories, translation training respirces and open-source tools that enable the global Church to do whatever is needed to accelerate the task of translating the Bible into every language.

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We read this stories with our kids at home. Our 5 years old daughter can read the stories by herself now. This is FREE resources for you, your families and churches. This is a new tool for bringing the God’s word to the local people’s languages where you planting the church. Part of my assignment is also to help with this project, for now I am working remotely from home to work with a national organization that translating the stories into the national language so that the national translators can use the stories and translate them into each of their people group language. One that is amazing about this resources (beside they are FREE), the national translators can use is offline. They can share the Good News right away with their people as soon as their done translating it.

If you would like to know more about this ministry and “Gospel-sharing” tool, you can visit the website here. And over there, you can download the app to read the Bible Stories with your family, and feel free to use this tool to share the Gospel with those who need it.

Together we can end the Bible poverty and spiritual famine in all around the world with obeying His great commandment and take action by living put loud God’s calling to each of us.

WOULD YOU JOIN US TODAY IN PRAYER FOR 5 MINUTES FOR THIS MINISTRY?