Tuesday, September 23, 2008

2009 won't come too soon!

The year of 2008 has been a year of crises & tragedy as well as victory for the Aten Family & friends. We are home for an indefinite period of time, until Tammy is fully recuperated from surgery & treatment from this breast cancer attack. We will resume travel & ministry without rushing.....sometimes a sabbath rest is forced & that seems to be the case now.
The following is a poem written to us just a few days ago from our friend & AMI Board member Scott Dix who just lost his daughter, Brooke's best friend, Alyssa this past March...he's a poet & doesn't know it...

Roses are red, violets are blue
Trials and tribulation may come,
but His joy never leaves you.
He hath provided your daily bread,
Its so amazing how He is always several steps ahead.
The glory through this that you have brought to our King
will and has inspired others as they hear you sing!

And this was our prayer from the beginning of 2008; that our family would glorify Him more this year than ever before.