Leo & Cathy Paine "Standing In The Gap" for the missionary.
Filling the gap through FURLOUGH RELIEF!
Contact us: landcpaine@yahoo.com or Skype: leo.paine

Monday, October 31, 2011

30 October

Fall has arrived in Arnhem!
Some of the trees have lost their leaves!

"To every thing there is a season,
and a time to every purpose
under the heaven:"

Some of the girls in the church.
Salina, Charlotte, Elsa, and Nina.
Elsa celebrated her 13th birthday today.

TEEN NIGHT...Friday the 28th.

1. 2.

1.  Some of the teens and teen leader Jacob. Ilza (middle on the 
     couch) and brother, Rob, on the far right are going to be
     baptized after Bro. Spoelstra returns from the U.S.
2.  Preparing for the singing!

22 more days and we will be returning home,
we are anxious to see our
family and church!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Remember...in the days of thy youth...

My birthplace and home until I was 9 years old.

My maternal grandparent's home.

Cousins and sisters. Thea, Ans, Toos and me.

It was a wonderful time to return 'home'.
We had a great time together remembering things
of our childhood.
We talked about parents and family, some sad times
and some happy times.
Thanks girls for the visit...we hope to do it again.

Our Sunday services were very encouraging.
Attendance was up, a family that were members but
had moved away, returned for a visit.
A college student from Germany, Andreas, brought a couple
of visitors from his home church.
Elsa was able to be there after her surgery.
The Lord has been strengthening us and the church in our 'faith'.
Hebrews 11:6

Reports from Bible Baptist Temple in St. Joseph, MO are
that the first service in our new building went very well.
God has certainly blessed.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Our daughter and son-in-law!

We wanted to add this to our blog to inform family, friends, and those that pray for us about our son-in-law and daughter, the Lord is taking them in a new direction. We covet your prayers for them as they serve HIM.

~A New Direction In Life~

by John and Amy Foster on Monday, October 17, 2011
To our Family & Friends,
     We want to let you know about something we've decided to do.  After much prayer & counsel we feel that the Lord is calling us to enter the ministry full time!
     As many of you know our church has purchased a new building in town & we've all been busy renovating it with the help of a team of workers from "Cornerstone Baptist Builders".  This group of men & their wives travel across the US working on churches to help with renovations, building or various other projects.  John has always been intrigued by this ministry and has talked about how interesting it is.  John talked with our pastor, Bill Marshall, and shared with him the thought that the Lord might be calling us to join this group.  Pastor Marshall encouraged John to sincerely pray about this & to spend as much time working in the new building w/the Cornerstone men as he could. 
     After months of considering & praying and just waiting on the Lord for clear direction - we've surrendered to join with the Cornerstone Baptist Builders and become part of their team.  This will mean HUGE changes in our lives, which we feel we are ready for.  It's amazing to go back over the past few years and see how the Lord has worked in our thoughts, hearts and actions to prepare us for this time in our lives!!  We will be traveling with the team all over the US, we will be living in a 5th Wheel trailer.  We are considering selling our home but aren't settled on the idea yet.
     As you can imagine, we have many things to think about and prepare for.  We will be considered missionaries and will be raising support from churches.   We ask you to pray with us as we have many things to do & we want to be sure to do it right.
     We love you all & wanted you to know about our decision!  If you have any questions please feel free to message us and we will answer them.  Our children & parents are 100% behind us in this ministry & we hope you will be too!                               Much love, John & Amy
     Some of you know about Cornerstone Baptist Builders but many of our friends do not - their website is www.cornerstonebaptistbuilders.com   Please check it out and see what the Lord is calling us to do!!! 

Rotterdam *pictures*

Saturday Richard, Antoinette and daughter Elsa took Leo and I
to Rotterdam.  The third largest seaport in the world.
It was from Rotterdam that as a 9 year old girl I left
Holland with my family in December 1957 and
arrived in New York City on January 6, 1958.

It was cold and windy!

This is the Holland American Line main terminal (then) that
we left our family behind and headed to a new life. You
have to imagine it without the skyskrapers behind it.
My memories of this building was a huge building
but as you can see it is dwarfed by these
tall buildings.

Another view of the Holand American Line.

A small container ship on the North Sea headed who knows where.
The place where I stood to take this picture was land that the Dutch
have taken back from the sea.

Richard is a truck driver and is in Rotterdam several times
a week to pick up containers and delivers them
all over Europe. What man doesn't enjoy
seeing a truck like this.

A clear testimony of where Richard stands.
They also have 'heavenbound' on the back of the family car!

We all love shoe shopping don't we!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Gap

"And I sought for a man...that should...stand in the gap...
Ezekiel 22:30

Monday, October 10, 2011

Teens and Sunday!

We had a teen activity on Friday night and it was very enjoyable. They had a devotion, Bible quiz, food, and lots of fun. 

Oct. 9th services were a real blessing. Attendance was good and the spirit was wonderful. Cathy and I had one of the college boys, Andreas, come to our house for lunch. He helps out with the teen group, he is from Germany he also speaks Dutch and English.Our Sunday night service is in English and no translator, we had a good group out and we enjoyed the fellowship after the service.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011