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No Lack

kings canyon national park, california

In December, Montana helped decorate the second largest sequoia in the world; named in honor of Ulysses S. Grant.

“The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing.”
Psalm 34:10 KJV

Mighty Chorus

sparrow's song

Montana and Susanna joined the community in rebuilding the chapel as a first step in their new life together.

“In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not: and to Zion, Let not thine hands be slack.

The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.”
Zephaniah 3:16, 17 KJV

Fear and Trembling

charred chapel

Susanna tugged out a quilt scrap from under the burnt timbers of the chapel. How could God allow His temple to be destroyed? How was it that her beloved husband died, while greedy thieves like Frederic Bucannon gloried in pleasure? She wondered at God’s leading. If Montana had told her of all these changes in Orchard Valley, she’d have been sorely tempted to settle in Sacramento.

“They have cast fire into thy sanctuary, they have defiled by casting down the dwelling place of thy name to the ground.

For God is my King of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth.

O let not the oppressed return ashamed: let the poor and needy praise thy name.”
Psalm 74:7, 12, 21 KJV

Sew Restful

quilt hangin'

Rosita and Susanna hung the temple wagon quilt in the foyer of the new chapel. The quilt reminded the community that God’s unfailing love covered all believers.

“Remember the word which Moses the servant of the Lord commanded you, saying, The Lord your God hath given you rest, and hath given you this land.”
Joshua 1:13 KJV