Tuesday, December 31, 2013


 Decorating our tree

 Christmas morning

 Hannah was so excited she got a kindle fire

 stockings are always a favorite


 Love this pic.  Hannah and I didn't know that Justin was making that face!

 After we opened our presents we traveled to Suzie's parents house and celebrated Christmas with them and Suzie's sisters family.

 Macey got in one of the boxes

 Hannah and Michaela

 Michaela practiced some hair braiding styles on Hannah

Mann, McDuffie, and Rodgers families

 Zach found the pickle hidden on the tree

 playing football


 hanging out

Hannah and her cousin Michaela  

 Friday we traveled to celebrate Christmas with Kevin's family.

 Rodgers Family Picture

Monday, December 30, 2013

Hannah's 13th Birthday!

 Hannah turned 13 Dec. 8th.  We were traveling on that day but because of one cancelation we were able to have a small birthday party for her at my parents house.
My mom and dad gave her 13 gifts and so did we.  It was a real special day!

 My mom made her a red velvet cake.  It was delicious!

Happy Birthday to our sweet Hannah! 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Thank you!

Because we don’t have to raise support you will rarely see us writing asking you to give financially. However, at this time of the year Southern Baptists give to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering in their churches. We have been able to serve in Zambia for the last 16 years because you have faithfully been giving in your churches. Thank you so much for your yearly sacrifice so we can go and share Christ with those who need to hear the gospel.

If you would like to support the work of our organization around the world by giving financially, please click here.  Feel free to include "in honor of "Kevin and Suzie Rodgers" in the "tribute information" section.  This does not increase our salary; however, it does allow you to personalize your gift and our organization can more accurately understand who our partners are and the methods they use for giving.  Below is a video we made talking about how your giving helps.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

More on Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

Lottie Moon past and present
This year marks 125 years of annual giving to support international missions. The 2013 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering® goal is $175 million, the same as in 2012 and 2011. In 2012, Southern Baptists gave $149.3 million to the offering. It surpassed the previous year’s offering of $146.8 million by more than $2.4 million and marked the third-highest amount given in the offering’s history. Despite the difficult economy, we can rejoice in how God has blessed Southern Baptists’ sacrificial giving. However, to make disciples of all peoples in fulfillment of the Great Commission, Southern Baptists must submit to being totally His, individually, as a church and as a convention.

Small gifts; big impact!
Helping to reach a $175 million goal can be daunting if you’re struggling to make ends meet. But God smiles upon every gift given from a joyful heart, no matter the amount. Every penny given to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering® is used to help support nearly 5,000 Southern Baptist missionaries and their ministries as they share the Gospel overseas. The offering makes up 54 percent of the IMB’s income. Last year, your missionaries reported baptizing 266,451 new believers and starting 24,073 new churches. Thus, your gifts had an eternal impact on the lives of these new believers by helping to bring them to Christ.

What is the average cost to support an individual missionary?
• $51,000 a year (average)
• $4,250 a month
• $981 a week
• $140 a day
Your church can use these figures to set goals for giving. Could your church, by faith, commit to supporting one missionary for a week, month or even a year?
(Reported May 2013. Support includes housing, salary, children’s education, medical expenses, retirement and more.)

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Totally His!

Totally His – through praying
Jesus tells us in Matthew 9:38 to “… pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest” (HCSB). We must give ourselves completely to God by praying for every language, people, tribe and nation to hear and receive the Gospel. Thousands of people groups have never heard the Good News; God calls us to faithfully intercede for them. Would your church consider adopting a people group to pray for? Pray for our Southern Baptist missionaries, who are giving themselves completely to Christ by sharing Him in dark places. And pray about giving to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
® to sustain those we’ve sent to be our hands touching a lost world.

Totally His – through giving
Christ tells us to be totally committed — first to love Him, then to love others as much as we love ourselves. We are to give all of our heart, soul and mind to being Christ-like. The ultimate goal: that every man, woman and child on this earth can know His saving grace. Southern Baptist missionaries can’t carry the Gospel to the ends of the earth without our full support. Through our giving, missionaries can concentrate their time and efforts on engaging the unreached with the Gospel. How much will you give to reach the ones who still do not know? Think about what you spend on Christmas gifts for family and friends. Then consider giving your biggest gift to God through the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
®. The 2013 goal is $175 million. What role you will play?

Totally His – through going
For more than 160 years, Southern Baptists have given themselves wholly to God by leaving their comfort zones to go out into the world with the Gospel. But even today, billions of people remain lost. The church was given the Great Commission, and we must take responsibility for taking the Good News to the unreached people groups of the world. Would your church consider partnering with missionaries and sending members to touch lost people groups with God’s love? Learn how at imb.org/lead.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Are you burdened for the lost?

Please watch and listen to this video that Tom Elliff did. May his burden for the lost also resonnate with you.