Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Just to Say Hello...

 ~ Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you:  not as the world giveth, give I unto you.  Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.  John 14:27, KJV ~

Hello dear friends...
I am beyond delighted to be popping in to say hello...
We are thankfully reconnected to the internet and I hope to write a proper update within the next couple days.

Ah...it is so good to be writing in the comfort of our ''home'' for the time being rather than an internet cafe...{{smiles}}

This Saturday we move to another holiday house about an hour away from where we are currently staying...  We are hoping and praying that we will be able to move into a permanent home by the beginning of August.

The Lord has been so faithful and gracious and continues to show us the extent of His love...  And He also continues to provide in the most beautiful, extraordinary ways.

The month of June was certainly the most difficult, painful, heart breaking month of our lives...yet so many incredible stories have emerged through the pain and suffering...  I can only praise His glorious Name!

I continue to be amazed by the love pouring in from all corners of the world...our family are truly humbled.  

I want to thank each of you from the bottom of my heart for your precious prayers...they have carried us through and continue to do so...

Thank you for allowing me to share this with you...   And thank you for the love you have extended toward our family... 

We are well and smiling...the Lord is so good to His children.  He is ever near...

I am sorry it has taken me so long to write...unfortunately not only were we without internet, but so was the internet cafe close by!  I hope to start replying to your precious emails very soon as well...

I want to leave you with this beautiful quote which is even more meaningful than it was when I posted it for Thursday Pearls a mere few days before the fire...

"Learn, O saints!  From what has been said, to sit loose to all your worldly comforts; and stand ready prepared to part with everything, when God shall require it at your hand."
~ George Whitfield
It brings me comfort to know the Lord knew what would unfold and had begun preparing our hearts before hand...oh, the stories I have to tell...  I greatly anticipate being able to share the stories of His rich mercies and His everlasting love!  

Blessings and joy in Christ the Lord!
Kelly-Anne

P.S.  I do apologise for the spelling and grammatical errors in my last few posts...I had such limited time to write and a brain that was too full with other things that I couldn't concentrate very well!  {{smiles}}   Hopefully I made sense!

12 comments:

Debby Ray said...

Oh Kelly-Anne, it is so good to hear this update. The quote you put on the Thursday Pearls post certainly seemed to be prophetic word from God, although there was no way to prepare you for the actuality of what happened. Your grace and strength amazes me and it is my prayer that your precious family will once again be settled in a permanent home soon! Looking forward to the next update, sweet friend...prayers continue!

Hamlette said...

It's so good to hear from you, even if you only have time for a brief post! You and your family have been in my prayers, and I'm so happy that you have a possible new home on the horizon.

Margie said...

Thanks for the update, Kelly-Anne. I'm glad to hear that you and your family are doing well. I'll continue to pray that you find a new permanent home soon.

elizabeth said...

Hello, lovely friend!

Oh, I am overjoyed to read another update from you....'tis a good thing indeed! My dear friend, I am ever so happy that you all have found a safe place to call home for a bit, and I do trust that our loving Lord will provide you all with a wonderful home to call your own very soon ♥

I have been thinking of you all so often and hoping you all are well...please, please give your family big hugs for me and do tell them I say "hello!!"

I greatly look forward to your return to the world of blogging, as I have missed chatting with you and reading all your sweet posts. But, I just want to say...take all the time you need to and be with your family as you all adjust to a new normal, especially as you finally move into a home that will be yours.

It's so good to hear from you again, Kelly-Anne!

Sending so much love to South Africa ♥ And may God continue to be with you all.

Love,
Libby

Mari said...

It's good to hear from you again. Isn't it wonderful how we see God at work, and the blessings we receive even in such hard times. I'm thankful for your testimony and will continue to pray.

Mrs.O said...

You made sense to me. Praise God for progress!
God bless
Mrs.O

Sylvia said...

It is so good to hear from you again, Kelly-Anne. You have been in my thoughts and prayers. So thankful to hear how God is working "all things for your good".
Your faith is amazing and encouraging!
Hugs, Sylvia

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

So happy to read all of your praises and that you are doing well. Please don't worry about trying to reply to comments or about grammar errors (I didn't notice!). Your time is precious now and it sounds like you are helping to hold your family and all things together, doing a wonderful job! The way the Lord prepared you with that scripture is truly amazing and comforting. He IS always ever near!

Olivia Bell said...

Praise the Lord! He is so good to His children! I am so happy that you all are doing well and have found a new home to stay in until August! I will be praying that you all can find a good home to move in to at that time. {{smiles}}

That is an inspiring quote... it's amazing you posted it just a few days before the fire... The Lord really works in maraculous ways, doesn't He?

I love you so much! Don't worry about replying, as AnnMarie said, your time is precious right now! {{smiles}}

Cheryl said...

Oh, dear friend! It was SO nice to see a post from you today! I have been so concerned about you and your family. I know God is in control, and it is so good to know that you are rejoicing in the lessons He is teaching you through this dark place. Praying for you and believing God to supply your every need. Sending love and many hugs from our house to yours!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

It is so encouraging to read your posts -- and humbling as well. That is SUCH a great quote and so so true. I know that this trial is going to be used to help/encourage/strengthen so many others with the testimony of how God has walked through this with you all AND as many I'm sure have watched your faith in action. Blessing to you and your family.

Anonymous said...

It is so good to hear from you. Happy that you and yours are doing okay. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Marilyn