Our Journey Helping Those In Need Throughout North America
What a special day we had at our church this past Sunday. Our church pews were filled to capacity with the family of Keith Franson, a well-loved Christian man from Spiritwood, who was a big part of the Spiritwood Cowboy Church. He had passed away on March 2, 2019, at age 70, and it was the family’s wish that a gift be given in his memory.
What a wonderful time we had at the Park in North Battleford where people from our Cowboy Church in Prince Albert and several others around the province gathered to have a good time and celebrate the success of all of the Cowboy Churches which have grown up in the province. There was gospel music, great food, lots of friends and a good time had by all. We were thankful for the good weather. We were also happy to have our friends from Alberta meet us there. We decided to rent rooms in a motel there for one night, where we spent time reminiscing with him and getting acquainted with his new wife. She is certainly a treasure and we were delighted to meet her.
How awesome are today’s methods of communication! Our granddaughter was married in Barrie, Ontario this past weekend and for all intents and purposes we were able to enjoy the wedding ceremony without the benefit of being there in person! Mom and Dad (our son, Darren, and his wife Jeanie, and bridesmaid (our granddaughter Emily) flew to Barrie to participate in this special occasion, and we were thrilled to be able to watch the wedding in our own living room. Our folks would say IMPOSSIBLE, but with today’s technology, it certainly IS possible. Jeanie and Darren were happy to keep baby Xavier happy while his parents were doing their vows. We had sent their wedding gift with Darren and Jeanie and that was a bonus for us as well.
The big news of the week was about the two troublemakers (for lack of a better word) who murdered a couple up north and then another man as well. Sure makes us wonder what this world is coming to!! We had not heard anything further about them being found, but recently the news was released that their bodies had been found in the Gillam area! ! What a relief to those in that area, knowing what the two were capable of…
Well, I was raving about all the little grandchildren and great grandchildren we have in the Kootenays in B.C. in a recent article. This week I simply have to share our excitement about our newest addition, Xavier, who is now 7 months old. What a little perfect treasure! When we last saw him, he was fairly new to the world and then he was off to Ontario with his parents, where they reside. We got to visit mother and son this week at our son and daughter-in-laws’ home. What a happy little guy! Our granddaughter Keely showed me the little toy he was playing with. A Grandma often wonders how they actually impact the lives of their beloved grandchildren. How my heart was blessed to have her shake the toy, and the song that it played was Let the Sun Shine In. When Keely was a young girl, she was blessed with a lovely singing voice and was interested in singing. I had been involved with some singing groups over the years and she was anxious to learn some songs. I can remember her practicing her singing in our garden as our addition to the house was being built. She was learning that lovely old song Let the Sun Shine In and she wanted to get it perfect, as that summer we were taking the grandchildren with us to our cousin’s threshing festival on the farm in Langenburg. She sang it as a performer -like a PRO! Here she is now with a young baby, showing me her little baby’s toy, saying LISTEN!…. The first song her little baby boy was going to be familiar with was Let the Sunshine In! Brought tears to this Nanas eyes for sure!!