Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor–and Whereas both Houses of Congress have by their Joint Committee requested me “to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.”
Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be–That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks–for his kind care and protection of the People of this country previous to their becoming a Nation–for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his providence, which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war–for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed–for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted, for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.
And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions–to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually–to render our national government a blessing to all the People, by constantly being a government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed–to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shown kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord–To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and Us–and generally to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.
Michaella spent some time teaching Justin the names of the continents in the world and he has been a quick learner.Anyway, the following day after we arrived in Colorado we went to a McDonalds where Justin was playing in the playground. He made a new friend who was 5 years old. Shortly after they started talking Justin told the other boy, "We are in North America."
Our kids have been looking forward to Snow. So they have been praying that it would snow when we arrived in Colorado. Well God answer their prayers! Last week the temperature dropped to -22 ° C in Colorado and yes it did snow.
We have also been homeschooling since we arrived. Traveling and homeschooling is never easy, but you do get to do things as a family like field trips. Last week we drove down to the Garden of the Gods and went on a tour (see picture). It was pretty cool. We saw a couple of deer and enjoyed God's beauty. You you like to see some pictures of our time in Garden of the Gods click here.
If you are in Colorado and you didn't get a chance to see us at Faith Bible Chapel I will be speaking atLakewood New Life Center at 10AM on December 7. The address is
5250 W 1st Ave
Lakewood, CO 80226
The church is one block from Sheridan Blvd. on 1st Ave. It would be great if you can come.
But if you can't come and want to see us, please call us at 720-934-0251. Let us meet up for coffee and catch up. We will be traveling to other States after the New Year.
We are enjoying our time in Colorado. Here are some pictures of our time here.
We just arrived in Colorado on October 29 and we are still adjusting to the weather, time zone, and culture. Overall we are doing well.
We for sure, want to touch base with all of you who are in Colorado. One great way to do that is come and see us at Faith Bible Chapel on November 16th. We will be sharing at 10:45AM in room 250 in the Missions class.If you are in Colorado and have time it would be great if you show up. Come a little early; there will be coffee and donuts. We will be reporting on what we are doing and what is going on in the countries we minister too.
If you would like you could join the service at 9AM atFaith Bible Chapel and then follow with us sharing at 10:45AM. The address is:
6210 Ward Road
Arvada, CO 80004
It is near 62 and Ward Road.
If you are in Colorado and can't make it on November 16 then please do contact us (Facebook Message or leave a message), so we can meet up.
Also for those of you who are living outside of Colorado but still want to see us please do contact us (Facebook Message or leave a message) . After the New Year we will be driving around the States. If you want us to come by your area there maybe a chance we can see you. We will start our trip in Phoenix, AZ (Jan 1-5, then driving east (OK, TX, AL, TN, FL, etc). So please contact us if you would like us to stop by.
There will be more of an update in our next newsletter. Keep an eye out for it!
Dustin has been serving as a missionary for 21 years. Here is where he places some of his teaching, thoughts, and updates.