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October/November 2008 Vol 4, Issue 2
Paul and Virginia Friesen



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Christian Book Distributors to carry H.I.M. books
BooksLetters to My Daughters  ·  So You Want to Marry My Daughter?
 Raising a Trailblazer ·  In Our Image

We want to share some very exciting news.  Last week, Christian Book Distributors (CBD), of Peabody, Massachusetts, agreed to carry all four of the books published by H.I.M.  Our desire and prayer is that this new market will extend the impact these books are already having on so many families.

Letters to My Daughters is in its third printing, So You Want to Marry My Daughter and In Our Image are in their second printing, and Raising a Trailblazer, just published in late March, has generated great feedback from readers who have found it helpful.

We encourage you to order these books through CBD–and let your friends know they're available there, too-since quick interest in our products will affect the coverage CBD decides to give to the books on their website and in their printed catalogues.  Click on one of the titles in the above paragraph to be taken to the corresponding CBD webpage.

Thank you so much for thinking about who you know who might benefit from these resources and for considering placing an order from CBD.
"Fireproof" Marriage Conference   ·   Saturday, November 1
Fireproof Logo Even good marriages are vulnerable.  Fireproof your marriage with wisdom and skills that protect your marriage and your love for a lifetime.  Join Paul and Virginia Friesen at Trinity Baptist Church in Nashua, New Hampshire for a nationwide simulcast featuring live satellite appearances by Dr. Gary Smalley, Dr. Les Parrott, and Pastor Michael Catt and the Kendrick brothers, producers and directors of the Fireproof movie that recently hit the theatres. (Read the New York Times review.)

Saturday, November 1, 2008, 9 am to 4:30 pm, lunch included.  Walk-ins welcome.  Click here for more information. 
Creative Memories Scrapbooking Weekend  ·  November 21-23, 2008
Old Sea Pines InnSponsored by Creative Memories Consultant Barbara Becker, this fun and relaxing scrapbooking weekend, held in Brewster, Massachusetts, at the Old Sea Pines Inn, will feature guest speaker Virginia Friesen as she shares from her heart.  Join other women (a number of whom bring a friend or daughter) in this lovely Cape Cod setting for a relaxing weekend of crafts, food, and friendship.

If you've never scrapbooked before, Barbara can set you up with a simple album project that you can complete in just one weekend.  You bring the photos, buy the supplies, and use her cropping equipment.  She's got whatever you need.  Or just bring your knitting--no one insists that you actually scrapbook.  :) 

For more details about the weekend click here, or contact Barbara Becker at 978-749-8041. You may also visit Barbara's website for product information.
H.I.M. Marriage Conference Registration to Open Soon
Red Convertible"A High-Octane Marriage in a Fuel-Challenged World"

February 6-8, 2009, Nashua, NH
April 3-5, 2009, Jackson, NH

H.I.M. is once again offering two marriage conferences.  Richard Dahlstrom, senior pastor of Bethany Community Church in Seattle, Washington, will be our guest speaker in February at the lovely Radisson Hotel in Nashua, and Paul and Virginia Friesen will speak in April at the popular Eagle Mountain House in Jackson, New Hampshire.  Danny and Rayna Oertli will be the worship leaders at both conferences.  Plan now to attend and gain your marriage a "high octane" rating.  Online registration opens soon!
Save the Dates!  ***January 17-19, 2009***   and   ***February 28, 2009***
Calendar imageThis year's Mid-Winter Family Get-Away will once again be held over the January MLK holiday weekend: January 17-19.  Plan now to attend this fun-filled family event.  Ever been on vacation and all the kids wanted to do was swim in the hotel pool?  Join Paul and Virginia and other H.I.M. families for meal-time, worship-time, pool-time, and play-time.

Worth It! is H.I.M.'s one-day purity event for teens, formerly called True Love Waits.  Come with your teens and learn together that "You are Worth It, God is Worth It, Sex is Worth It."  Save the date: Saturday, February 28.  Don't miss it!
From the Friesen Bakery

Mix together:
    Flour    1-3/8 cups
    Baking soda    1/4 tsp
    Salt    1/2 tsp
    Oats    1-3/4 cups
    Brown sugar    3/4 cup
    Margarine, melted    3/4 cup
    Jellied Cranberry Sauce    1 (15 oz) can

Firmly pat half of the oatmeal mixture into greased 9 x 13" pan.  Spread one can jellied cranberry sauce over bottom layer.  Top with remaining oatmeal mixture.  Pat gently.  Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until cranberry sauce is firm.
Keeping Up with Paul and Virginia
Paul and Virginia FriesenPaul and Virginia have recently returned from a 10-day speaking trip in California-just in time to enjoy the remaining days of the New England fall.  They've written about their time on the west coast in their latest blog entry.  Note that you can sign up there to be notified whenever they add a new post.  :)

In addition to the regular couples counseling they do, Paul and Virginia have been meeting with 12-15 couples from the New England Patriots on a weekly basis.  Please pray for the Friesens: that their lives and words will continue to make a difference not only directly in the lives of those to whom they speak, but rippling out in all directions to others.

This fall, as you contemplate your life and the influence you choose to be on others, may we all be reminded on Whom we depend and in Whom our security lies-not only for eternity, but in the present!  Jesus, the One who loves us so much.

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." (Joshua 1:9)  Praise to Him!

Barbara Steele
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