Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Saturday, December 08, 2007
Teacher keeps talking...
Caleb: "Oh, oh! Pick me teacher!"
Teacher keeps on talking...
Caleb: "Oh, oh! Teacher, please pick me!"
Teacher finally calls on Caleb, saying:
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Friday, November 23, 2007
Thursday, November 22, 2007
- “Spiritual leaders who develop their own visions, no matter how extensive, rather than understanding God’s will, are settling for their best thinking instead of God’s plans. It’s a sure way to shortchange their followers.”
What do you think? Have you seen this? Maybe done this? I want to make sure I don't...may God give us the grace to follow HIS plans, not our own.
Friday, November 09, 2007
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
This here is Caleb's personal tanning bed! Just like Noah, he came home and had jaundice soon after. Now he's got his own personal tanning bed to break down the extra hemoglobin that causes the jaundice.
We got home two days ago, and the first night was pretty rough. Last night was better, he ate and slept, versus the previous night where he ate, sometime, and did not sleep (us either).
Thank you for praying for all of us.
Monday, October 15, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
Praise God with us!!
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
We are excited for our next son to be born, Noah's younger brother, but we're also nervous, understandably so. Would you pray for us during this time? Pray for a safe delivery and a healthy baby.
In His Unfailing Love,
Ben for all of us.
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Do you like Venison? Got a good recipe for cooking some up? Let us know! Or, just come by and visit---hey, you could even meet our next son, Noah's little brother...another week or two and he'll probably be around!
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
This tree (below in the picture) is a very old cedar tree right beside Noah's grave. Personally, there is a lot of meaning having this solid tree beside his grave, since I really enjoy God's creation around the world. There is also much Scripture that talks of the righteous man being like a tree planted by rivers of water...whatever he does prospers. In the last 5 months (on the 21st it will be that long), God has shown Becky and I how He has used Noah as a missionary already. I had almost daily prayed for Noah in his crib after he had fallen asleep at night, asking God to make him a man that would put God first in his life, and seek to live for God with all his might and that he would make an impact in the world for Christ...little did I know how God would do so. Little did I know that God has answered my prayer already...Noah is being a witness to hundreds today in his physical death, reminding us all of where our priorities need to be.
May our Father continue to use Noah in many ways in and during our lives and those around us.
Friday, September 14, 2007
Thank you for all your prayers! We want to let you know about how God has directed us in the last few weeks since we asked for your prayers.
After talking to many people we respect, as well as praying plenty about this decision, we feel that the best option for us right now is to remain in the US for the full school year, making use of the scholarship that God has provided. We have already talked with the American & Brazilian leadership in Brazil, as well as our local church, and they are all ok with us staying for the time being.
Regarding the financial support some of you have sent in for our trip to Brazil, we thank you! It will sit in the mission's account until we are ready to go. We appreciate you partnership with us!
We will be returning to Brazil at some point we believe, we're just not sure how soon yet. Through this decision making process, I (Ben) have also changed my degree from the M.A. Intercultural Studies to the Master of Divinity. This means that we will be staying in the US for another full year at least past what we had first thought. Instead of graduating in the Spring of 2008, it will be the Spring of 2009 at the earliest. As a few people have said, more preparation will only be beneficial in the long-term. I have always wanted to get schooling done with as quickly as possible, but as I'm growing and maturing, I am coming to realize that being hasty isn't the best thing...God will get us "there" when He's ready to use us, not when we think we're ready.
So we want to say thank you for your prayers during this time. Please continue to pray for the health of the next baby boy as well as Becky; the baby is due Oct. 19th, but he's a big one already we think!
We'll post some pictures of Noah's grave soon also.
In Christ's unfailing love,
Ben & Becky Bacheller.
Monday, August 27, 2007
Friday, August 17, 2007
Dear Family and Friends,
Greetings from VERY HOT
Our time in
Thank you also for praying for our safe travels as we visited family and supporters on the East Coast during the end of July. We loved visiting and catching up with so many of you on our trip. We were encouraged and refreshed learning that we have been in your prayers for the last few months. It was a joy for us to share memories of Noah with you and talk about our son. He is so much a part of us and always will be.
Currently we are back in
We need to make a decision in the next couple of weeks, so we ask that you lift us up in prayer. As soon as we are able to, we will let you know how God has directed us. Thank you for your partnership in this ministry in
In God’s unfailing love,
Ben & Becky Bacheller.
Thursday, July 05, 2007
Saturday, June 02, 2007
This is the larger view of where Noah is buried. He's right under an old Cedar Tree, along with folks much older than he...they were all buried between the mid-1800's to mid-1900's.
This past Memorial Day had a whole new meaning for us. Becky and I went to Noah's grave, and as you can see, we still don't have a headstone for it yet--this can take a while. We're still working on that. Even so, we still want his grave to look like him--fun! So here you go Noah, although you're with our Father now, this is in "memory" of you.
Thursday, May 31, 2007
We would like to say thank you to all of those who have held us up in
prayer, for our emotional, physical and spiritual needs after the loss
of our son Noah. Thank you for your words of encouragement and care,
for the food, for the cards and gifts toward us as well as the youth
mission trip fund. Thank you for your love for us and for Noah. Words
cannot express how much we miss him, but it comforts us to know that
you are grieving with us. We don't know how we would have gotten
through this hard time without all of you. Thank you again, we
love you all so much. We ask that you not hesitate to talk about Noah anytime you feel like it. We also want to say thanks for calling us (if you have), or sending cards, and emails. We have read them and are so thankful for your love toward us, but we simply don't have the energy yet to answer these. We know you'll understand our delay in doing so. Even so, please do keep in touch.
Ben & Becky Bacheller.
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Ben & Becky Bacheller
Sunday, April 29, 2007
Two Saturdays ago, on April 21st, our son, Noah, went to be with our Savior. At some point during the middle of the night, he had a terminal seizure that caused heart failure--the coroner said that Noah probably did not suffer during the seizure. Even if we had known while it was occurring, there was nothing we could have done. When I (Ben) found him laying in bed Saturday morning, he had already been in eternity with Christ for "several hours". The following is in the program we made up for Noah's Funeral which was on this past Thursday (we titled it "Noah's Party--A Celebration of Noah's Life):
Noah was a beloved son, grandson, great-grandson, nephew, cousin, playmate and friend. Saturday morning he went home to Jesus at the young full age of 15 ½ months. Noah brought joy and laughter to everyone he met. He truly showed God’s love to us with his energetic passion for life and contagious smile. Noah will forever be missed. He was truly an amazing gift to us from God. We feel so blessed to have been entrusted by our Father to care for him during his joyous life. We praise the Lord that Noah is in Heaven now and that he is truly having a party, dancing and singing. We know that the prayers of many and our personal relationship with the Lord is the reason why we have such a peace during this difficult time. We have hope and we greatly anticipate the day we will see him again in glory.
Noah’s last week was filled with so many joyous memories. We are thankful that we can say that Noah lived life to the fullest, blessing us all with his laughter. We pray that when you think of Noah you will be reminded, as we are, to always be joyful.
We're sorry that some of you did not know about this yet, the past week has been busy and difficult for us so we couldn't contact everyone. Thank you for praying for us and our family.
We love you. Ben & Becky Bacheller.