Friday’s Fave Five

It’s Friday, time to look back over the blessings of the week
with Susanne and other friends at Living to Tell the Story .

It’s been another quiet week here in my neck of the woods. The last Friday of June already! Here are some of the best parts of the week:

1. Baptisms at church. Two adults were baptized at church last Sunday. Always a joy to hear people’s testimonies and see them take that step.

2. Finger food fellowship after the baptismal service. When we left, we were not quite full, but not really hungry enough for lunch. So we just scrounged around the refrigerator and heated up some leftovers — easy lunch, easy clean-up.

3. Pizza and movie night.Jason, Mittu, and Timothy came over and we watched Ralph Wrecked the Internet. I enjoyed that much more than I thought I would!

4. Chick-Fil-A brought in. I had gotten over my last cold but then got another one – very similar to the first one, staring out with a very sore throat. Timothy wanted to come over and play with some of the riding toys we have here. I let Jason and Mittu know I had another cold starting up, though I felt fine at that point, so they could decide if they wanted to risk coming over. They offered to bring Chick-Fil-A for dinner.

5. Updates on Steve Saint and Mincaye. Some of you know that I’ve loved and followed the story of the five missionaries who were killed in Ecuador in 1956, beginning with Elisabeth Elliot’s Through Gates of Splendor, then several other books of hers and some of the others in that story, up through Steve Saint’s book End of the Spear, and the documentary, Beyond the Gates of Splendor. I found a link to Randy Alcorn’s blog post about Mincaye, who was one of the men who killed the missionaries but later became a Christian and adopted Steve Saint’s family as his own. Mincaye is in his 90s now and in need of a wheelchair, and Joni Eareckson Tada’s organization sent him one. Randy’s post linked some some past posts with Steve and Mincaye, so I went on a rabbit trail reading some of those and watching the videos. I really enjoyed this one about Jim Elliot’s brother Bert, who was a missionary to Ecuador for over 50 years. Burt commented that “Jim and I both served Christ, but differently. Jim was a great meteor, streaking through the sky.” Randy said yes, he was, but Burt was the faithful start that rose every night for years. Then I also enjoyed the post and videos here, about Mincaye and his wife visiting Steve after his accident, and the Waodani telling Steve about “other foreigners” they saw the day the five missionaries were killed.

Happy Friday!

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11 thoughts on “Friday’s Fave Five

    • I think you’ll enjoy them. Still have a sore throat. Argh! No congestion, thankfully, but this is getting old. I looked up symptoms of strep throat, and it doesn’t seem to be that.

  1. Barbara the five missionaries have always been something my husband and i enjoy reading about and when the movie came out ( End of the Spear) we then had steves son and the native man ( maybe Micayne) to our church!!!!! It was amazing to hear them speak about Elliot and Saint, I’ll go to those links!!

    Hope your sore throat is better now. I’ve never eaten at a chick fil a ( the c,latest one to us is almost two hours east) but I’ve heard it’s good.

    The movie night sounds like a nice family time,

    Happy weekend!

  2. I really enjoyed your FFF today and you gave me lots to think about. ***** And especially the part about chic fil-a for dinner… It isn’t that close, but it is so good it makes the ride worth while…

  3. I’m looking forward to having time this weekend to sit down and enjoy the links that you’ve provided regarding Steve Saint.

    I’m sorry that you had another cold starting this week…glad Timothy got to come to see Grandma though. 🙂

  4. Glad you always family about with good ideas to pamper you when you aren’t well. Hope that cold hits the road for good! Thanks for those great links to trail after what you’ve been reading about the continuing missionary story.

  5. My friend’s son was baptisized a 5years ago, living in a catholic contry he changed to protestant. He wasn’t even baptized catholic, the parents are not religious at all. I found that very nice he was 25 ! Slowly we have more protestant churches here, when I arrived in 59 there was only one and nobody knew another religion then catholic one ! Now with all the scandals they are leaving the church more and more and swith to non catholic once.

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