stories of the Mix family lovin' the country life

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Elizabeth loves to fully participate in whatever she is doing.  Here she is on Sunday, right after church.

Here she is two days later, coming in from playing outside.

I love this girl.  She is so full of life!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Take a short walk over to my friend Tinyla's blog here


to see the beautiful hair bows she is giving away!!!  This one is my favorite!  Which one do you like the most?

Happy anniversary today to my parents, Jim and Laura Pranger.  They were married thirty years ago today!  

I appreciate so much the heritage they have given me.  I could tell about their love for God.  I could tell about their faithfulness to the Lord's work.  I could tell about their service to others.  However, what most impresses me today is their consistency.

Before we were missionaries, our parents loved God and served Him.  Doing right was always right.  Our parents didn't just go to church.  Our lives were filled with loving God and doing right.  When we went to the mission field in 1994, our home life didn't change.  We still read our Bibles, prayed, and witnessed to people.  Our parents taught us that Christianity is not just what we do on Sunday.  Christianity is the way we live.  We live to honor God.

This picture was on our first prayer card in 1992.

 Here we are in Palatka, Russia, in "spring" of 1998.

Today, my parents are still missionaries.  They live in Hungary and reach Hungarians as well as other Europeans who travel through Budapest.  All five of us children are married and serving the Lord in the various places God has put us. 

Here we all are at Lydia's wedding a month ago.  Sharon's husband Andrew couldn't make the trip, so he is missing in the photograph. In order from left to right:  Jonathan, Bobby, me, our daughter Elizabeth, James, his wife Amber (who is expecting their son Jacob), Mom, Lydia, Josh, our daughter Abigail, Dad, Sharon, Liberty (also expecting), Deborah, Breanna, Amos, and Annabeth.

Thank you, Dad and Mom, for the godly example you have been to us.  Thank you for bringing us up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.  We pray that we will pass on this same heritage to our children.