A SPECIAL BLESSING from OUR FAMILY TO YOURS


OUR “OLD-TIME” PHOTOGRAPH! – Taken at Kirsten’s 18th birthday.


BACK ROW: Benjamin, Andrew, and Reuben Strom.
FRONT ROW: Jacqui, Holly, Beth, Baby Alice, Kirsten, Jasmine & Hope Strom.


(Photo credit – Will Gordon).

Posted in Articles by Andrew on December 20th, 2012 at 7:12 am.

30 comments

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  1. Mark Phillips Dec 20th 2012

    Lovely picture Andrew.

    I am only an unregenerate Gentile,but just to thrwo two cents in :

    Looking out my window in the past,I have seen a man,woman and children riding together on bicycles ; I assume it was a family ; I thought it was a lovely illustration of togetherness and familyhood ; teamness as it were.

    From time to time there is debate over technical points of no or little PRACTICAL importance among believers,much gnat-straining (and alas,much doctrinal-camel swallowing !). And yet,FAMILYHOOD and the use of the TONGUE (written and spoken words (which are both matters of tremendous PRACTICAL importance),seem to remain incarcerated between two black leather Bible covers.

    In Titus,Paul calls older women to teach younger women how to keep house (why do women see such tasks as inferior ?),and of course,’Jacob’ (not James !) talks about RUDDEROLOGY.

    I hope that sometime soon a tremendous book is written by a godly older woman,for younger women,on how to turn the family home into an agape hothouse where those who visit are impacted by the agape-warmth and character beauty of those who dwell under that chimney.

    I hope Andrew,that in 2013 and on,you will make RUDDEROLOGY something of primary importance (it is so good to see you are into truly trinitarian,industrial-strength evangelism,and HOLY God-honoring behavior among disciples (you may be ‘my find of 2012′ !).

    Andrew,may you,your wife and children,ALL be wonderfully fruitful agape-soldiers of Messiah Jeses ; who are instrumental in helping many many others to finish up walking on gold (in the new Jerusalem).

    ***************************

    Just a suggestion,but when it comes to PRACTICAL holiness,I know no book outside Holy Scripture that weighs more on the scales than this one ; do endeavor,one and all,to read it very,very soon :

    amazon.com/Go-Sin-No-More-ebook/dp/B008S29ZLW/ref=cm_cr-mr-img

  2. Mark Phillips Dec 20th 2012

    Messiah Jesus ; not Messiah Jeses !
    (and I should have put ‘James’ in quote marks ; not Jacob !

  3. Blessings to you and your family Andrew.

    Love from Kevin and Shona in the Naki .

  4. Andrew Dec 20th 2012

    Bless you guys!

    -Andrew

  5. Wonderful. May you all go from strength to strength in Him. Have a good break and come back even more passionately in love with our Precious Redeemer, out of which everything else stems.
    love Penny

  6. Andrew,

    A blessed Christmas to you and your family, thank you for your faithfulness and perseverance to that which God has called you. Grace and Peace to you…

  7. Michael Dec 20th 2012

    Lovely family. I sincerely love this. Remain blessed and fruitful my brother, in the name of Jesus.

  8. FLORA IRVAN Dec 20th 2012

    This photo, and the precious lives represented, is what makes God
    smile in this horrific sin-ridden world. This IS the abundant life
    promised by our savior, and everything else is less than nothing. God
    keep you all in his loving care!

  9. God bless you and your beautiful family. Merry Christmas and thank you for speaking the truth! I just read your book on the Sinner’s Prayer, and quite frankly, I’m not sure I was even saved before I heard you preach the true Word of God. I don’t remember how I found your video’s on YouTube, but I thank God that I did. You have opened my eyes to what God’s word REALLY says! Your reward will be great Andrew. God bless you!

  10. frank kurtz the prison guard Dec 20th 2012

    God bless you guys .You all are looking great. Your family is beautiful May God keep you all safe.Merry Christmas from my home in waxhaw n.c to home . Hope to see you all again. When or if you come up this way again, God bless brother Frank Kurtz

  11. Vera Unwin Dec 20th 2012

    What a delightful christian family and I pray God will continue to use you all.
    All the ladies look so youthful I cannot tell which of them is your wife!!!

  12. May the peace, presence, truth and love of Christ Jesus be with you all :-)

  13. Wonderful picture, Andrew. Thank you very much.

    Blessings for the Christmas and the NewYear

    from Norway

  14. Roman & Mary Kauffman Dec 20th 2012

    What a beautiful family! We have 9 children ourselves, all married. We have no greater joy then to know our children are walking with The Lord!

    Like Vera Unwin writes, please tell us which is your wife! They all look like sisters.

  15. Andrew Dec 20th 2012

    My wife is Jacqui on the front left!!

    Bless you,

    Andrew

  16. dritan Dec 20th 2012

    are you kidding me? you have 8 children? you are a real Albanian. Praise God. Nice pic and good thought to have a picture of the old times. The grace of the Lord be with you all.

  17. Andrew Dec 20th 2012

    We have 6 children – plus now my eldest son Reuben is married with a little girl (Alice).

    Bless you!

    Andrew

  18. Andrew, What a GORGEOUS family!!!
    May God bless you the way you have others.
    May God bless you 10 fold for allowing God to use you to help our ministry.
    We can’t wait to see what God is going to do with you now that you have been used to open the eyes of so many!!
    Have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year.
    Blessings to you,
    The Lord’s Prayer Ministry

  19. Audrey Dennis Dec 21st 2012

    Brother Andrew:

    Your family picture is beautiful. You are so blessed. The baby is gorgeous!! I hope you and your family have a blessed Christmas and New Year. Thank you for what you are doing in God’s kingdom. Thank you for telling us the truth.

    Love you all,
    Lloyd and Audrey Dennis

  20. Andrew, your family is beautiful. The Lord has blessed all of you and may He continue to bless you all throughout this holiday season and in the new year to come.
    MERRY CHRISTmas!! God bless you all.

  21. Andrew Dec 21st 2012

    Thankyou so much, my friends.

    Have a wonderful new year.

    Bless you!

    Andrew

  22. Love this photo! How fun to dress up in old time clothes! And little Alice is adorable. Have a lovely Christmas and holiday break together.

  23. Sarah Martin Dec 21st 2012

    Dear Andrew Strom,
    Nothing like old time dressing…..so beautiful…wonderful pic….just remembered my favourite characters of the old time classics….

  24. Pilgrim Dec 21st 2012

    Dear Andrew,
    Thanks for the encouragement you have been throughout the year. May God bless you and your family this Christmas and in the years ahead.

  25. David Marsh. Dec 21st 2012

    Dear Andrew,
    You are one very blessed man.

    Might I just also add that there are a great number of us who really appreciate the work that you put into hosting this site.
    Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    Have a great Xmas and New Yaer.

    God bless,

    David Marsh.

  26. Love from Hasina. Madagascar!

  27. ValleyAnt Dec 21st 2012

    My goodness, Andrew; six children! What a blessing! May your children be for you “like arrows in the hand of a warrior” and “like olive plants all around your table” (Ps. 127, 128). Amen. “Blessed is the man who has his quiver full of them!” God bless you and your wife, your family and all your friends. Amen.

  28. That is a lovely photo of your family. ( including yourself of course ). A wholesome and “fair dinkum” (as the Aussies would put it!) looking family indeed. Praise God for Godly families. All the Best for Christmas and for the New Year…With Blessings, Love and His shalom upon you all.

    A scripture:
    Psalm 127:3 -5:
    Laboring and Prospering with the Lord:
    ” Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,
    The fruit of the womb is a reward.
    4.Like arrows in the hand of a warrior,
    So are the children of one’s youth.
    5. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them;
    They shall not be ashamed,
    But shall speak with their enemies in the gate.”

  29. A blessed Christmas Season to the Strom family from the Ravens in Elmira, NY.

  30. Andrew Dec 21st 2012

    Thankyou to everyone for your kind comments.

    A very blessed New Year to you all.

    Blessings!

    Andrew Strom.