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May 4, 2015 — 4 Comments

To borrow choice words from my lovely wife, “I’m smitten.” 

Yesterday marked the beginning of life’s journey for another of God’s great miracles: Grant Weston. At 10:17 a.m. on Sunday, May 3rd, he took his first breath.

Ironically, one day before, the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, fourth in line to the British throne.  

The fanfare and publicity surrounding this baby girl’s entrance into the world, her first visit to see her great grandmother, the Queen, and subsequent announcement of her name to millions waiting with eager excitement, is remarkably contrasted in my mind to the birth of our third child. 

Little Grant has a simple hand-made banner hanging above his mother’s bed announcing his name and revealing his gender, “to the world” (we kept it a surprise, even for us). Pictures were dispersed via email and text and even a few phone calls were made by his ecstatic mother. 

However, no news teams or reporters are making themselves a nusiance in this quiet little hospital room trying to get the scoop to share with their demanding audience. 

Yet, he’s just as special to Sandra and me as the princess is to her parents, and God loves each of them the same. 

He’s not in line to sit on a throne, but my prayer is that he will be a true servant to the King of Kings who sits on the throne! If that is be to his only accomplishment in this life I will be one proud and thankful father. 

  
With these thoughts in mind I present this poem written today by a “smitten” dad, while contemplating the love I feel in my heart for my new son, Grant Weston.

Those who think there’s love enough for only one, has never held their second child, whether daughter or son. 

The love for one is as strong as for the other; if you don’t believe, just ask their father or their mother. 

This fact should come as no surprise, for we are each the apple of God’s eye. 

Regardless of race, color or creed; a person’s personality, traits or deeds; our Creator’s love is so profound, He loves you just the same as me. 

We have experienced great revival among our young people over the past few months. Click the image below to read our latest newsletter and learn about what has been happening here in the Philippines.

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Already, 2014 has been a good year. By the help of God many things have been accomplished for God’s kingdom. Our annual conference was a success. The services were powerful and there were nine to receive the Holy Ghost. We thank God for pouring out his blessings once again.

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Short News – Nov 2013

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This past month we took a trip to Lucena, a city on the Southern coast of Luzon. We preached in the church there and had a tremendous service. Afterward, we went to the bay and watched as a young lady was baptized. You can read more about all of this and more in this edition of the Short News. We thank God for the revival fires that are burning in the Philippines!

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Since we missed September’s newsletter, we combined September and October news into one. We are thankful for God’s blessings and favor upon our labor here in the Philippines. In this two-page newsletter we tell how a Seventh Day Adventist young lady becomes an Apostolic and how God filled a young man, who has been deaf from birth, with the Holy Ghost!

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August was busy!  Several received the Holy Ghost and many doors were opened for us to preach the Gospel.  Click to read this two-page newsletter and enjoy some great pictures!

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Short News – July 2013

August 15, 2013 — 5 Comments

July was a great month filled with celebration and evangelism. In this issue we tell about spending July 4th in the Philippines, how a church is now enjoying a new keyboard, and about the child evangelism efforts of the headquarters church. Click to read this two-page newsletter and enjoy some great pictures!

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