Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless HIS HOLY NAME.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Dad and Mom López

In November, my father-in-law, Gregorio López, passed away. He is now with his Lord, whom he loved and served faithfully for about 60 years.

Dad López was a Ch'ol Indian who was saved at the age of 16, and whom God used to help translate the Holy Bible in the Ch'ol dialect. His story is an amazing one, which speaks of the grace of God.

In a future post, I will share with you Dad López's testimony and the blessing that he was to many, including his American daughter-in-law.

Tomorrow, my husband and I and our children are going to visit Mom López in the village where she lives. It is always a blessing to spend time with this sweet Christian lady who was such a faithful helpmeet to Dad López.

In the 8 years I have been married, every single time we have gone to the small Indian village where Mom López lives, we have always had exciting experiences. I ask that you please pray for our safety, both in our travels as well as in our stay there. My prayer is that I would be a blessing and an encouragement to my dear mother-in-law, as she always is to me.

Our family with Dad and Mom López in January, 2009


Brown's Quiver said...

Anna, Your blog has been a blessing and an encouragement. Thank you for sharing your heart. I will be praying for you and your family as you travel to see your mother in law. I will pry for safety and that your visit will be a blessing to her. May God continue to bless you as you serve HIM. ~Colleen (Cummings) Brown

Jolene said...

Anna, I am sure that she feels the same way about you as you feel about her. I know you, and I know that you are probably the ideal daughter-in-law for her as well, you sweet thing, you! Hope you had a great trip!

~Ruth said...

Hi, Anita! I tust that you are enjoying your time back in Tortugero. I love Andres' mom, and hope to see her again someday. Love you, and can't wait to see pictures of your time there :) Give your kiddies a hug for me! ~Ruthie

Anonymous said...

Anna, Your blog is beautiful, as are you. I so enjoyed our telephone visit today! It is so good to see the picture of your father and mother-in-law. I remember them from when I was a ten year old girl at Berea. I looked at them as special people who I knew would look out for me if I ever needed them to. They were such a help and encouragement to my parents when they worked in Berea. Give your mother-in-law my love and greeting. Blessings, Judy