Friday, February 23, 2007

Josiah

Happy 22nd Birthday Josiah!

We're so grateful you've been a part of our family for the past twenty-two years! God sure knew what He was doing when he sent you to be our first 'big brother'! We're thankful for your example of diligent hard work -- especially putting in those long hours as Dad's right-hand man on the job site -- while using the 'small minutes' to pursue your pilot's dream. And no matter how long the day, or hard the work, you still have time for a smile and a grateful "thank you". May the Lord continue to bless and prosper your way!!!

"Therefore...be steadfast, immovable,always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord."
1 Cor. 15:58


And now for some little known facts about Josiah:
  • He was the smallest Wissmann baby at birth -- 6lb 13oz
  • He began his hunting exploits at a young age, catching a live mouse with his bare hands at age 6.
  • He prefers a cold (and I mean c-o-o-o-o-l-d) shower.
  • He achieved a 98% score on his latest aviation test (Instrument Flight Instructor)
  • He was bald till after he turned 2
  • He has his Ham radio license
  • He started singing bass -- and sandblasting for Dad's business -- at age 13
  • He committed his life to Christ at the age of 7 during Vacation Bible School.

Join us in saying "Happy Birthday" to the big brother of our crew?!?! [smile]

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Josiah!! Hope you have a wonderful, and healthy day :)
Micah for the Nelsons

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JOSIAH!!!
Quite a dude with that fancy hat. Hope you have a super nice, wonderfully blessed HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Keep smilin'.
Love you BIGGER!!
G&G

Anonymous said...

Happy, Happy Birthday.

Kori said...

Happy Birthday to Josiah!! I hope ya'll have a great day!!! See ya'll soon!

Anonymous said...

Josiah - Happy Birthday! Smallest baby at birth? Who could tell now? May the Lord bless each day and prosper you in every path He leads you. And may you always remember that "smallness" (i.e., humility) is big before God (see Mt. 18-19)

Because He Lives,
Phillip Nelson

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Josiah

Anonymous said...

A very Happy Birthday to you, Josiah!! May the Lord bless you! Keep smiling that awesome smile.

Goldfish said...

Happy birthday, Josiah!! You should update your blog (with your 'little know facts' :).

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Josiah!!!
And maney more to come:)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Josiah!! God's blessings on your special day!! :)

Bob said...

Happy Birthday Josiah. Hope that you have had a great day and that you are healthy and well. May the Lord continue to prosper you in all that you day.

Bob Payne

Burliington Iowa

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! What a dude in that hat!! Where did you guys pick him up?? Because I'm sure I've never seen him traveling with you guys before!! Though, he has a strange resemblance to Josiah. It's kind of freaky!!! What a coincidence that y'all should pick up this guy right before his birthday!! Looks to me from the looks of him, he could teach y'all a thing or two about ranching! Happy Birthday, Josiah!!!! Oh Andrew, would you do me the favor of shooting him with 22 Birthday rubber bands??! Josiah, I thought I'd email and post a comment:) Now do you know who it is??? I'm just sorry I'm not there to do the rubber band job myself:) And tell you a hearty Happy Birthday, of course!! That's after you're moaning in pain from the ambush!! Sorry I just had to say that:) Happy Birthday, and a rubber band shot across cyberspace!:)

Nicole said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Josiah!!!

Hope you had a good one!!!

Your un-anonymous 'tousin,
~Nicole :o)

journey said...

Josiah, Happy Birthday. Rod and I just got done with our pod cast and came down to the lobby to publish it and then find our it's your birthday. Well, I'll just give you a heads up, you won't be sliding under the radar in our next show. The spotlight is turning. We all wish you a happy birthday from the crew of "Two from the Pew."

Anonymous said...

BLESSINGS TO ONE AND ALL ESPECIALLY JOSIAH. JUST ONE ?. ARE THE HEART PILLOWS OK??? LOVE YOU ALL PRAYING FOR YOUR CONTINUED MINISTRY TO THOSE IN NEED OF OUR SAVIOUR'S TOUCH. CONSIDER THIS IF SATAN IS SET ON DESTROYING US IT MUST BE BECAUSE GOD HAS SOMETHING POWERFUL WAITING FOR US IN THE FUTURE. HE ATTACKS THOSE HE FEARS WILL BE USED BY GOD TO LIBERATE OTHERS. BLESS YOU ALL!

Melanie said...

I didn't realize that you have the same birthday as Ben Sahlstrom! Neat! I hope it was a great one!
May God bless you greatly on this 22nd year of your life.

Kris said...

Happy Birthday! Wow 22, you are getting old! Just Kidding. Hope that you had a great day. those are some interesting facts, but what is a ham radio? :) Happy Birthday again!

BrittLeigh said...

Happy Birthday, Josiah!

Caleb said...

Happy birthday Josiah. May the LORD bless you richly this coming year!

And now I guess that's another friend getting really, really OLD. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Happy belated birthday,Josiah!!!
(Of all days not to check :)
Thank you so much for letting Christ shine through you so clearly! Its such an encouragement. I agree that cold showers the way to go!!
JConner KC0KRF Prov.28:20

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated Birthday Josiah!!!
We thank our God for you and praise God for young men like you who are willing to stand boldly for the cause of Christ. You and your family have been a great inspiration to us as we raise our own little Josiah (he really looks up to you and Andrew). By the way, our Joisah wanted to know why you had your birthday came after Rachel and not Ruth? He has all your ages memorized and assumed that your birthdates would follow the same order.

May God grant you His wisdom as you honor Him in all your ways.

The Jasters

Anonymous said...

I get to leave the special 22nd comment. :) Happy Birthday, Josiah! God Bless You.

Esther said...

Happy Birthday! You probably don't know who I am, but I know your sisters. (Ask them who I am if you want to know.) I am known all around the Flint, MI area for wishing everybody a happy birthday, and you are no exception!
Have a great 22nd year!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Josiah, hope your day went well!

Amanda Rothschiller

Joel said...

Happy Birthday :) Sorry about the belated notice.