George Turned 60

If I describe George in one sentence,

he is a man who faithfully seeks God’s kingdom more than anything: He has been demonstrating loving God with all his heart, his mind, and all his soul, and loving his neighbors as himself since I got to know him.
He is one of the great blessings for me, and this is an evidence how much God loves me.
He turned 60 on 8/17, and I had wanted to make his birthday very special because of this reason.
In spite of my intention, however, the planning was very difficult because he was not sure when was the best time to celebrate his birthday until the last minute, and organizing or planning was not my strength at all  in the first place.

Then God moved to help. Special guests, George’s aunt from Arizona and cousin & his wife from Virginia came to celebrate his birthday.
His office staff threw a surprise party. I could call the Bible study class, the congregation of the church, and our children to celebrate his special birthday.

Bible Class

Tuesday Bible class presented the birthday message scroll.

at the church

Sunday surprise celebration with the congregation

The celebrations were nothing fancy but simple. Yet, I am thankful that everyone’s appreciation of him was vocalized – which I believe is the fruit of his long faithful work- and grateful to see him have a happy birthday in the midst of the battle with his Parkinson’s and my cancer.

60 may not sound young any more, but I see him becoming like a great mature tree full of fruits.
May God continually bless him and equip him, so that he can accomplish his purpose: blessing as many other people as possible!

Fruitful Tree

Psalm 1
“Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advicew of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with scoffers.
But they delight in doing everything the Lord wants; day and night they think about his law. They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season without fail.
Their leaves never wither, and in all they do, they prosper.”

 

 

 

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