MUSINGS OF AN “OLDER” MAN. Nr.36

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Nr.35 ended with: “We also held evangelistic meetings in living rooms, little realizing that this is exactly what we were going to be doing in Belgium for 38 years. More about discovering God’s will next time……!”

Someone once said, “God’s will is a series of God given impressions that lead to a God given conviction.” This is a tremendous important statement and we have often found this to be true. I will come back to this as we come to different crossroads in our lives.

But before I go any further, let me introduce you to this most interesting lady, Marina. Marina Funk was born on February 26 in Herbert, Saskatchewan, after a 20 mile trip on a bob sled pulled by horses, through snow! Her parents were both Mennonites, her father was born in Canada, while her mother came with her parents and siblings from south Russia. They fled that country in 1925 after the Bolshevik revolution. Her grandfather, J. Nickel born in South Russia, served as a minister in the Mennonite Church there. He pastored 7 churches in Sask. and often visited 7 other churches farther away. So Marina’s mother’s name was Nickel. I tease her at times saying that I married half a nickel, she laughs and says, well at least I’m 2½ cents worth, you’re not worth anything, hah! Marina accepted the Lord Jesus as her Savior at a young age. When she was six years old her mother found her in the garden eating grass. When she was asked why she was doing that, she answered that she was preparing herself to be a missionary in Africa. From the age of 12 she dedicated her life to the Lord. Romans 12:1-2 were very special to her, “I beseech you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” Next time, more about this special lady whom I’ve known now for 52 years………….! (Go to musings)

 

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