Leah Cox's blog of youth ministry in the Czech Republic with Josiah Venture (plus stuff)

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

the best Christmas present EVER

Before the holidays, I'd been asking God to cultivate a thankful heart in me...this whole past fall I'd been kinda whiny and discontent. I finally had to stop and repent of that, because that's a faithless place to be. But what always amazes me is that even in my sad state God still showers me with love! In November, when I was in the camp office, the laptop I use was shut, which is weird. When I opened it, a familiar blue envelope with "Mrs Leah Cox" written on it stared up at me. When I turned around, Mel and Amy and Lucka and Romana and Hannah were all beaming at me. They--along with Trevor and Cassie and Monika and Lucka's family--had chipped in and bought me plane tickets home for Christmas! !!! I immediately started bawling and thanking them like crazy. December 7th-30 I got to be in Iowa with my family! My biggest regret about last year in Chicago was that I didn't get to see my family very much, and my sister recently gave birth to a beautiful baby girl...so I got to see my family and nephews and meet little Miriam! I was--and still am--SO THANKFUL.

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

my favorite little boys. Posted by Hello

sweet miriam. Posted by Hello

me. Posted by Hello

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

"you're the one who writes the really long e-mails..."

YES, I write super long mass e-mails! It's like...I don't write so often, and then there's a million things to say, and...yeah. So in order to be more readable, I started this blog to tell stories about what God is doing around here and show pictures of the people I love.