We have exciting news to share!!!

The Birthday Girl!!!
The Birthday Girl!!!

This weekend has been an exciting weekend for our family.  On Sunday afternoon we held a birthday party at the Rec Center for Maeven.  Our baby girl is turning 4 on Tuesday and she had a blast with a Princess and Superhero theme, where all her friends were dressed up for a fun afternoon of bowling and partying.  Not only were her friends able to attend, but Erin’s parents (Mimi & Pop), my parents (Grumpie & Grammie), and my sister Amanda were all able to be with her.  Maeven was ever the social butterfly and loved having everyone there.

As exciting as the party was, the best part of our day was still to come.  For several weeks now Maeven has been asking us questions about Jesus, heaven, and even asking about my Aunt Anna who passed away last year.  Through these conversations we have been sharing slowly with her the plan of Salvation.  Last night as we drove home from her birthday party, Maeven began once again asking questions about Jesus, Heaven, and how she could see her Aunt Anna again.  Throughout the evening Erin and I kept talking with her about all the questions she had.

When bedtime came, we put Judah to bed first and then both Erin and I went to say goodnight to Maeven and pray with her.  As we began talking to her again, it became clear that she understood that she is a sinner and that Jesus took her punishment for her sins so that she could have a relationship with God.  Maeven then told us that she wanted to ask Jesus into her heart!  So there in her bedroom at approximately 7:45pm, on Sunday, September 28, 2014, our dear sweet Maeven prayed to receive Christ as her Savior!!!

We are so excited to be able to share this exciting news with you and ask that you keep praying for our Maeven.  Pray that each day she will understand more and more about the commitment she has made to follow Christ.  Pray for Erin and I as we encourage her and disciple her.  Today we held a birthday party where we celebrated 4 years of life, and it’s amazing to know that there is an even bigger party going on in Heaven tonight celebrating Maeven receiving Christ!!!  We can’t wait to see what God is going to do in the life of our sweet girl!!!

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