Thursday, July 19, 2012

A Defender of Widows

July 17, 2012
Dear Friends and Family,
I hope you are having a good summer. Earlier this month, I visited my daughter Sarah and husband Matt in Cody, WY.

 Matt & Sarah (Sheryl’s son-in-law and daughter), Sheryl and Dixie Hunter (Matt’s mom) enjoy a hamburger at Yellowstone Lodge.

Matt, Sarah and Dixie Hunter cool off at Yellowstone Lake. “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” Psalm 19:1

Everything in the beautiful state of Wyoming is BIG – waterfalls, lakes, bison, even Old Faithful.
Sheryl (below)with Dixie Hunter in Yellowstone National Park - “For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods. In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. Ps. 95:4-5

One of the most stunning sights of all was Old Faithful, a cone geyser in Wyoming in Yellowstone National Park, named in 1870 and called the most predictable geographical feature on earth. Apparently, Old Faithful’s eruptions are becoming increasingly more frequent.

Old Faithful shoots a spray of boiling water at least 125 feet almost every 66 minutes.Can you see the spiritual illustration coming?

As I walk this journey with you who desire to see the Gospel reach the uttermost parts of the earth, my prayer is for “Capax Dei: Increase My Capacity for God”. This doesn’t just happen. Capax Dei is the result of experiencing God’s faithfulness. Psalm 145:13, “The Lord is faithful to all of His promises.”
White water rafting with The Hunter Family and The Harrel Family (Sheryl's sister, Kathy from Colorado Springs) down Shoshone River.

God’s faithfulness is enough for me –Our great God is a defender of widows and a father to the fatherless (Ps. 68:4-5). He gives strength, hope, encouragement and wisdom to me in my widowhood and as a single parent. I depend on Him to deliver me from my disappointment and loneliness. I count on God for wisdom in working with our ICM USA office, national missionaries, African country directors, partners and local ICM 2012 banquet team. May you experience “Capax Dei” and an increase of opportunities to see God’s faithfulness.
Thank you for your prayers and financial support as we walk this journey together.

Glory to God! And much love to you - Sheryl

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