Dear Friends,

PRACTICING WHAT WE PREACH!!  As leaders we must be very careful to make sure we live out what we tell others to do!! We must practice what we preach.  So last month, we did just that.  It has been a requirement for FI missionaries to take a real vacation every year.  We have often had to remind them to do that and to remember that self-care is important.  A Sabbath rest is necessary to refresh one’s soul, after all it is the fourth commandment!!   

July is the month of our anniversary and Tobi’s birthday.  This year we celebrated 25 years of marriage and chose to celebrate by going on a cruise of the Mediterranean!  We had 7 lovely days at sea and in different European ports.  It was a true vacation and it was wonderful!!!  

So…to all our friends and missionaries out there…if we can do it so can you!!  

CHOOSING TO LOVE FOR 25 YEARS!!  What a joy to celebrate our anniversary.  It is amazing that it has been 25 years!  It certainly doesn’t feel that long.  God has been so faithful to us over those years and will continue to be so!!  We celebrate our anniversary with a touch of sobriety this year.  Over the last few months we have heard of several divorces among people that we know and love and who know and love Jesus.  The death of a marriage is very sad.  We cannot imagine the pain that each couple has had to endure in order to come to that point of decision.  

One thing we do know….Jesus is able to heal and empower us to continue to forgive and to choose to love, every day.  We have a saying about our marriage…We love each other all the time and we like each other most of the time.  We choose to love.  We choose to put on love even in the midst of disagreements or “prophetic conferences.”  We choose to draw from heaven for the grace to love and respect when our feelings tell us to do otherwise.  We are not perfect, nor is our marriage, but we have chosen to choose to love.  

Love in Jesus,

Josh & Tobi

Dr. Josh & Tobi Peters

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