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Book Review : : The Triumph of John and Betty Stam

The Triumph of John and Betty Stam was a very challenging, moving and encouraging book. John and Betty Stam were missionaries to China during the time of the Chinese Civil War while Communists were in control. Betty went over to China in 1931 and two years later in 1933 John also went over to China. They were married on October 25, 1933 and on September 11, 1934 their little daughter was born, Helen Priscilla Stam. On December 8, 1934 while still both in their late 20's they were both executed by the communists. Miraculously their little daughter Helen was rescued by a Chinese Pastor.

This is such a wonderful book. It shows why Betty and John went over to China. It tells about their life beforehand and how they were able to face everything.

One lady, when she heard of of the execution, said, "Oh, why did they go there?" Mr. Stam answered, "Because the Love of Christ constrained them. We were glad to see them go and would gladly have let them go again, because we lo…

Update on Bethany #3

I just had to post again and let you all know some great news. The doctor told us she wouldn't be able to smile for a while but she is actually starting to smile again!!!! Praise the Lord!!!!!!

Update on Bethany #2

Bethany is now home! Also she doesn't really have any pain and she is not having nausea! Praise the Lord! Thank you so much for all your prayers and sweet comments. They are greatly appreciated.

Update on Bethany #1

Bethany had a rough night. She can't keep her liquid medicine down and when she drinks anything she gets an upset stomach. Nausea is being a big problem right now.  She will not be allowed to come home until she can keep her liquid medicine down. This is very troubling to Bethany so please continue praying.

Bethany's Surgery

Bethany's jaw surgery went well this morning and she is now in the recovery room. Please be praying for her and for all of us. Thanks.

I was Awarded and Tagged!

I was awarded the Liebster award by Jessica. Thank you Jessica!

What is a Liebster Award? The Liebster Award is an award given to rising bloggers who have less than 200 followers. Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome. Thank You... I want to thank Jessica for awarding me the Liebster award. I really enjoy reading your blog, Jessica. Press on! Award Rules: 1. You must thank the person who nominated you. 2. Answer the 11 questions posed by your nominator 3. Pass on the award to 11 new recipients 4. Pose 11 new questions to your bloggers Now to answer the questions posed by my nominators… 1. What holiday do you cook/bake the most food? Probably Thanksgiving
2. Cookies or Cupcakes? Cookies
3. What is a family recipe that is passed down through generations? Um...I can't think of any right now
4. What is your favorite food to cook/eat? Chicken Enchiladas
5. What is your favorite kitchen tool that y…