Thursday, February 12, 2015

Our Boys' Message

The following post was guest written by my husband, Troy. I stand behind what he says and I love him so very much for the way in which he leads our family.


Ever since we got the news about Kate, our lives have been all sorts of turned upside down. Profound sorrow and feelings of loss have been combined with the incredible support and generosity of family, friends, and even strangers.  We have been forced to cling to God’s mercy and promises.  When we forget, our children are there to remind us.

The other day Matthew drew a picture of Jesus rocking Kate.  He told us that she was in Heaven with Jesus and he was taking care of her.  That’s typical of how our boys have been responding.  In between their own sorrow they respond with great statements of faith.

The other day, all on his own, Matthew decided we needed to tell all of our neighbors about Jesus so that they could be in heaven too.  He asked if we should wear suits.  Suits.  That part makes me think, maybe, that we have been in Utah too long.  Still, we were impressed how his sorrow had set aflame his little evangelistic spirit.  With his older brother in tow (Garrett, the original street-corner preacher) they knocked on several doors attempting to invite their friends over to hear about Jesus. No one was home or available.  Not to be dissuaded they came up with their next plan.  They could make a video like the Just One Dollar video.

This is their video. 

It took a little adult help, but the idea is all theirs.  While this is blog is certainly meant to be a witness to our family’s faith (as well as a record of all the other crazy things we do) we do not usually try and force-feed our beliefs to anyone.  Sometimes, though, it is these boys that remind us that the greatness of God and the importance of His salvation needs to be shared.  We cannot be silent.  We certainly cannot make them be silent (believe me we've tried).  And if we somehow, wrongly, succeeded in quieting them in this matter, I'm pretty certain that the rocks themselves would cry out. 

I hope you take the time to watch their video.

If you are interested in learning more about Jesus and what He has done for you, you can click over to the additional websites:

If you aren't interested, please know that we share this message because it is what we believe. It is because we believe and because we care for you that we share.  

We believe there is eternal hope in Jesus.

It is this hope which gives us peace as we process our sorrow.

It is a hope we want to share with you.


  1. Great job, boys! I think Jesus must be telling your sweet baby sister about how her big brothers are making her mark on this world while He rocks her.

  2. have heard the message with the wordless book many times and have used it myself, but I honestly think this is the best presentation yet. Can't wait to see how God is going to use these boys.

  3. Melissa said: The faith of a child. Beautiful.