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Monday, January 23, 2017

Remembrance and Love

The beginning of a new year, a new hope, a new purpose, a new vision…..whatever it is in your life, we pray that God is your source and He will lead you through all the trials, hopes, dreams, and visions you have. Happy New Year!!

We do apologize for being silent for such a long time. We have been going through the valleys…..keeping our focus on Him. In September 2016 our daughter Jennifer was diagnosed with colon cancer for the second time. She fought hard, with many drugs and chemo again, but the Lord took her by the hand on January 3, 2017. Jenn was a total example of His love and never dropped the gauntlet through all her pain and suffering. She said ‘Through all these trials He will be glorified.’  Praise God.

I, Terry, was in Thailand when Jenn first notified us. I flew home a week later and since the end of September, while helping Jenn, I was Home Schooling their girls. Jennifer has asked me to finish Home Schooling the two girls; Joy grade 3 and Olivia grade 1. (next year they will be going to the Christian School) At the time, Dave was in Canada finishing a teaching appointment. He flew to Thailand in November to care for our kids in the Home there, but soon returned to Canada as he was needed here.

There are no words for what we are going through; please keep us in your prayers. Dave is in Thailand now as we are trying to arrange for the six Thai kids to come to Canada to complete their Home Schooling.  Costs to have the Thai kids in Canada will be difficult, but after lots of prayers, thoughts and planning it is the only way we see possible. We will not abandon the Thai kids and we also feel called to do His work in Canada. This has been a difficult decision but we pray that you will stand and believe with us.

We are looking forward to our missions in Canada, continuing to educate and raise our Thai kids in the ways of the Lord. Plus, we hope to spread His love in hospitals, retirement homes, and to reach out to the poor and needy. It will be totally different than in Thailand but there are souls to be reached everywhere in the world. The kids are also very excited about it. (and apprehensive, as they have never travelled anywhere)

We thank you for all your prayers, financial support, faithfulness and love. God Bless   Terry and Dave 

                                              Jennifer Margaret Norstrom
             April 11, 1984 – January 3, 2017

‘..hope is the confident assurance we have as an anchor of the soul [it cannot slip and it cannot break down under whatever pressure bears upon it]—a safe and steadfast hope that enters within the veil [of the heavenly temple, that most Holy Place in which the very presence of God dwells]’


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