Dear Family and Friends,
“Gratitude and attitude are not challenges; they are choices.” (Robert Braathe)
We presently have 23 residents that live in our Latham Center. They range in age from 83 to 99 with the average age being just a bit over 90 years. One of our staff members here at The Homes of Ethnos360 asked these residents what they were most thankful for. I thought their answers would give you a window into their level of gratitude.
I am thankful for . . .
Being born at this point in history, in this country
The ability to make coffee
For those who led me to the Lord
God’s protection on the field and beyond
My relationship with the Lord
A comfortable bed
The Word of God
My supporting churches
A beautiful view
Fellowship in the Latham Center
Grace and strength in all things
Guidance and clear direction from the Lord
A faithful and loving family
Contentment and perfect peace
All the things the Lord has taught me
A lovely room
Being introduced to New Tribes Mission years ago
Helpful staff here
Seeing the Lord provide all my needs
A shower and hot water
All the joys and sorrows
Brad and I are thankful that the Lord has given us the opportunity to serve Him here at NTM Homes. Brad has an office within the Latham Center. He takes care of many of the financial things for the entire missionary community. I, Wanda, enjoy cleaning within the Latham Center. As the housekeeping manager, I work with a great crew of staff, retirees, and volunteers who help keep our building clean and safe for our dear folks who live there.
We can’t let this opportunity go by without letting you know that we thank the Lord for you. Brad started missionary training with New Tribes Mission 46 years ago and I started 44 years ago. We left for the field of Thailand in 1982 and then went on to Papua New Guinea and are now serving in sunny central Florida at the missionary retirement center. The Lord has given us many friends all over the USA and the world. We are thankful for each one the Lord has brought into our lives.
I will close with another quote. “Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” (William Arthur Ward)
Please pray that we will continue to have the attitude of gratitude each and every day as long as the Lord gives us breath.
By His grace,
Brad & Wanda Hull