As Burning Fire Blog
Great Grandma and Great Grandpa gave a special gift to our family, a bike trailer! We look forward to many fun rides and some good exercise (well, at least for Daddy)!
"Keep going, Daddy!"
Thank you, Great Grandma and Great Grandpa!
Netcasters - Sharing the Good News
This week we had the privilege to host Jonathan Barber and the Netcasters team at Fellowship Baptist. The purpose of Netcasters is to train believers to clearly share the Good News of Jesus Christ relying on the leading and power of the Holy Spirit. The wide involvement of everyone at Fellowship thrilled my heart. This afternoon we had over 50 people go out sharing the Gospel!
Labels: Fellowship Baptist Church
Someone likes balls
Balls and more balls!
The more the better!
Watching older cousins play a board game.
Happy Birthday, Faith!
3 years old!
She loves flowers, butterflies, and pink things.
She loves good food, too!
It's a Girl! Hope Elizabeth
Hope Elizabeth Wesco
7 lbs. 6.5 oz
Thrilled big sister and brother!
New Family Picture
Hope with 外婆 and 外公
With Grandpa and Grandma
Christian Heritage Musical
Today, we celebrated the Christian Heritage of our Country with a special musical drama.
Pastor Charles did an amazing job organizing the program. A special thanks to everyone who made it special!
Labels: Fellowship Baptist Church
Memorial Day - Fellowship Day
This year during our Memorial Day Fellowship Day, Stephen did a Chalk Talk that paralleled the freedom we have in America and the spiritual freedom we can have through Christ.
Labels: Fellowship Baptist Church, Ministry
He is Risen!
Today we celebrated the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It was a glorious service.
We rejoiced to see seven individuals follow the Lord in Baptism.
Resurrection Day Family Picture
Our little man!
Labels: Family, Fellowship Baptist Church, Holidays
新年快樂 - Happy Chinese New Year!
Stephen shared with the English speaking group the biblical significance of the Chinese Character for blessing 福.
Evelyn's father presented a gospel message in Chinese.
No Chinese New Year party would be complete without amazing food!
Labels: Family, Holidays
Look who is going to have another little brother or sister.
We are excited to announce that we are expecting another little one in July!
2011 Year in Review
Dear Family and Friends,
As we approached Thanksgiving again this year, we took some time to look back over the year and count our blessings from the Lord.
The big news of the year is that the Lord blessed us with another little one just after Christmas–Elijah Christian. He is growing fast, and we are finding it hard to believe that he is crawling already and will be walking very soon. He is a ready smiler, and very few things are more precious than his bright little grin.
Faith Anna continues to grow too! She loves books and being a “mommy” to all her dolls and stuffed animals. She cooks for them, feeds them, potty trains them (!), reads to them, prays with them, and puts them down for naps. She’s working on her first memory verse, and on occasion, we can hear her saying cheerfully to one of her dolls, “All we like sheep have gone astray …” (Isaiah 53:6).
We are thankful that Faith loves to pray (although her words are still unintelligible to us). We rarely finish a meal without Faith insisting that we join hands and pray three of four times. We pray that she will grow to be like her name-sake, Anna in the Temple serving God with fasting and prayers night and day (Luke 2:37).
We love our children dearly and pray that as they continue to mature, they will come to know Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.
Evelyn’s days are filled mainly with taking care of Faith and Elijah. From reading books, singing songs, coloring pictures, “helping” Mommy with chores, playing with toys, to cuddling, Faith and Elijah keep her very busy! During their nap times, she catches up on chores, paperwork, ministry related things, cooking, etc. In between, she still participates in church music with the piano and the harp and in discipleship and outreach. The Lord is gradually shifting her focus to the ministry of raising two precious little children for His glory. Life is definitely not boring!
We’ve also had the privilege to open up our home for hospitality. Over the year, we have had many hospitality evenings with dinner and fellowship with different families from the church, neighbors, and other individuals that we have met.
I (Stephen) continued to work thirty hours per week at ThrillingAudio.com most of the year. The part-time hours enable me to spend more time on ministry. We are thankful for God’s provision through such good employment. I am thankful to have a great boss (my older brother, Jonathan) and co-workers.
I have continued to teach Family School at Fellowship Baptist. This year we studied the books of Esther, Daniel, Ezra and Nehemiah. This October concluded a 7 year study of the Old Testament. Currently we are doing a high level overview and review of the Old Testament and looking forward to diving into the Gospels next Spring.
Other ministry highlights of the year include a Chinese New Year party in February. This outreach was focused mainly on the Chinese students who are here for studies. In addition to amazing food, Evelyn’s father, Bill Chu, presented a message on the history of Chinese characters and the Gospel. More details and pictures can be found on our blog.
Thank you all for your love and prayers. Each day that passes, we are more confident that faithful is our God who called us, who also will do it (1 Thessalonians 5:24). May God bless you all! Happy Thanksgiving!
Stephen, Evelyn, Faith & Elijah Wesco
Labels: enews, Family, Thanksgiving
Happy Birthday Faith!
Happy Birthday, Faith!
Time has flown by so quickly!
Even though she had a birthday cake, she asked for the nearby grapes instead and left the cake to Daddy and Mommy. :)
We love you, Faith!
Labels: Faith, Family