Friday, September 10, 2010

One Year Anniversary and prayer requests

This month marks our one year anniversary at Agape Flights It has been amazing year. I don’t know if I could ever tell you how blessed we feel. God has provided for our every need. We have not lacked for anything. We have feel that we are right in the middle of God’s will for our lives and He is making all things work out for us. We are certainly not trying to toot our own horn, we want to praise God and acknowledge Him for all He has done for us.
We are extremely grateful for each person who has invested in our lives through financial gifts, thoughtful words and heartfelt prayers. Thank you for allowing us to do His work and be a part of the ministry of Agape Flights. You are part of His team and we are blessed to have you working with us. We are looking forward to year two.

Prayer Requests and Praises

Praise the Lord for His hand which is constantly upon us. Psalm 139:5 is very evident in our lives and we are thankful for His presence before us, behind us and upon us.
Praise God for a wonderful surprise trip to Green Bay last month. God’s favor got us great prices on the tickets, and through favor, we were able to stay for extra days even though we missed the deadline for ticket changes. The time with family was priceless. God knew exactly what we needed and He made it happen.
Praise the Father for a successful phase inspection of the Bandit and for the donor plane, which is staying with us for our use as needed through the end of the year.
Please pray for Lynn’s family as heal from Lynn's mom's passing.
Please continue to pray for the resolve of the customs issues in Santiago. We have been having difficulties with administration at the airport but we grateful for the many helping hands that are allowing us to still get the deliveries in.
Please pray for our family. Pray that our eyes will be fixed on Him in all things.
Please intercede with us missionaries we work with. They are in the trenches and we pray God’s hand is upon them and guiding their steps.
Please pray for the search for a new Executive Director. We have been searching for one year for a new director. We know God has the person already chosen, please pray for the person to hears God’s voice and respond to the call.

Thank you for all your support and prayers.
Living victoriously in Christ, Lynn, Lance, Grace and Hope

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Lynn's mom

It is difficult for us to write a true family update this month. August ended very sadly as we lost my mom on August 31st. We were able to fly home to Green Bay on August 30 and spend her for her last two days here on earth with her. My family was at her side when she stepped from this earth into Jesus' arms. I would not have wanted to be anywhere else. I loved my mom very much and talked to her every day. She was an amazing shepherd to all of us and she will never leave our hearts. She has taught us many lessons but most of all she taught us to love unconditionally. We will miss her deeply but our hope is in Christ and His promises.

Obituary for Rita (Rottier) Vanerem
Rita Joan (Rottier) VanErem, 70, DePere peacefully went to be with the Lord after a courageous battle with cancer. Rita was born on June 25, 1940, to the late Chris and Marie (Heezen) Rottier. On October 27, 1962, she married Dale VanErem at St Boniface Church,DePere. Rita attended St Boniface Grade School and St Joseph Academy in Green Bay. Rita worked many places in her career as an accountant. She retired from Leicht’s Transfer and Storage in 2002.Rita’s family was the most important thing in her life. She treasured her time with her husband, children and grandchildren. She and Dale loved to attend their children and grandchildren’s academic, music, and athletic events. She was a very dedicated parent and grandparent. She also enjoyed riding the couple’s tandem bicycle on the trails. She spent many hours volunteering as the treasurer of De Pere Christian Outreach. Rita loved family, reading, biking and will be sadly missed by her family and friends.Rita is survived by her loving husband, Dale; 4 children: Joe (Pam) VanErem, DePere, Marie (Paul) Sauvey,DePere,David (Jodi) VanErem, Green Bay, Lynn (Lance)Anderson,North Port, FL; 9 grandchildren: Liz,Brittany,and Dani VanErem, Katie and Colleen Sauvey, Vincent and Veda VanErem, Grace and Hope Anderson; brothers and sisters: Bernard (Geri) Rottier, Patricia Goffard, Gerald (Janice) Rottier, Dick (Mary) Rottier, Ray ( Janice) Rottier, Peck (Joyce) Rottier, Harv (Alice) Rottier, Bob (Jean) Rottier, Cathy Rottier, and Jean Rottier; mother-in-law: Caroline VanErem, brothers and sisters-in-law: Clete (Ann) VanErem, Howard (Lynette) VanErem, Tom (Linda) VanErem, Jerry (Debbie) VanErem; many nieces nephews and friends.She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, James Rottier ,and her father-in-law ,Arthur VanErem.Family and friends may call Friday, September 3, 2010 at Cotter Funeral Home ,860 N. Webster Ave, De Pere from 4 until 8p.m. Visitation will continue on Saturday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church,220 S Michigan St, DePere from 9:00 a.m. until 10:15. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. Saturday at church with Rev Conrad Kratz O.Praem officiating. Interment at Mt Calvary Cemetery,De Pere. On-line condolences may be expressed to the VanErem and Rottier family at Lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established for Agape Flights.

As a testimony of how much my Mom loved us, she chose to set up a memorial to Agape Flights in lieu of flowers. I am speechless, and awestruck that even after she is gone, she is still taking care of her sheep. Thank you, Mom and Dad! There are just no words to express how much that means to Lance and I. We love you!