Thursday, July 10, 2008


Happy 22nd Birthday Bethany!

As you're far away from home on your special day, we're praying the Lord showers you with blessings that could only come from His hand! You are an incredible blessing in our family -- from your cheerful diligence with the laundry, to your enthusiasm for teaching you little sisters the many homemaking skills you've mastered -- and of course, your tender and consisant walk with the Lord Jesus, abiding in His Word. We are so grateful for you!

And these are a few of Bethany's favorite things --
  • Store -- Thrift stores
  • Food -- Chocolate in any shape, size or form!
  • Sport -- Tennis
  • Activity -- Photography
  • more to come....

"Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound!
They walk, O LORD, in the light of Your countenance.
In Your name they rejoice all day long,
And in Your righteousness they are exalted."

Psalm 89:16


Lisa said...

Happy Birthday, Bethany! May God bless you richly on your 22nd year, and all the rest to come!

Stephanie said...

Happy Birthday Bethany! What a blessing your friendship has been to me and now I wish God's richest blessings upon you.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Bethany! we miss you alot and can't wait till you come home.
God bless you on your 22nd birthday.
Lots of love
your little sis.

Emily h. said...

Happy Birthday, Bethany!!! Your cheerful smile and joyful attitude has blessed more than just your family. Keep smiling for the Lord!! Praying that you have a special day on the other side of the world!

Ruth said...

A very happy birthday Bethany! Hope your day was special! You are an incredible example of cheerful faithfulness. With each new day and the new loads of laundry around here, I'm realizing just how great of example you are!!
Missing you lots - love you bunches!

Anonymous said...

i can't believe all these comments today will reach you as the tenth is ending and we are just beginning!(just think of all the blessings and prayer you will receive today while you sleep!) Hope your day was great. God bless you as you walk in joyful obedience one day at a time........... and may this coming year be a wonderful year filled with God's love and good memories.Know that we think of you often and are praying for you. Happy Birthday! Mrs U for all of us Ulmers
ps ....if Jesus goes with me I'll go....anywhere........

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Bethany!! May the Lord richly bless you as you grow closer to Him.
Nathaniel, Maryann and Family

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday, Bethany!
Lord bless,

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to a sister in Christ who I've never met, but has touched my life!

Stand fast in the Lord,
Amy F.
Middleport, NY

ladygreen said...

Hey Bethany! Happy birthday! I hpoe you are having a wonderful day all the way over there in China. I love you.

The Marshall Artists said...

Happy birthday, Bethany!
Even though I know you'd love to celebrate with your whole family, it is also fun to celebrate in a new place!


Liz Brown said...

Happy birthday, Bethany!
Praying for you over there ... I hope you have/had a wonderful day.

Desiree said...

Happy Birthday!! I Hope you enjoy your day.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Bethany. I hope you have a fun birthday. I wish you here on your birthday Bethany. I love you.

Julia Rehm

Anonymous said...

Happiest of birthdays to you!!!! May this next year find you richly blessed with the desires of your heart. And may you find a little chocolate in China to celebrate! ;-)


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Bethany!!! Have a wonderful day. :D

The Bontrager Family Singers said...

Happy birthday, Bethany!
Blessings on your next year!

Elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday Bethany!!
I know I'm alittle late for over there, but it still is the 10th here!
Thank you being such an amazing sister and friend!! I'm realizing just HOW much your a huge part of my life, We'er praying for you and looking forward to the day we get to pick you up at the air port!!


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Bethany!!! Your walk with the Lord is such an encouragement! Keep blogging and living for Him!!! JConner Psalm 138:8

Lady Ruth Ann said...

Happy, Happy, HAPPY Birthday to you, sweet Bethany!! :) Your shining example of seeking to serve Jesus Christ has been such a tremendous blessing to me & my life. Thank you for living a life of true sacrifice - to your family & others. I am privileged to have run across your little spot on the web, be blessed by you & your family's music, and to ask you questions on different topics. May this next year be one of great blessing, excitement, growth, and many open doors of opportunity for you!!! May God richly bless you as you are in China serving Him there!

Love you!!
Ruth Ann

esther said...

Happy 22nd Birthday! God bless you very much as you serve Him in China! Have a great week!

The Bryson Family said...

Happy birthday Bethany - right on with the chocolate :)
God bless!

Dustynne said...

Happy 22nd birthday, Bethany! Hope you have a blessed year!

your sis-to-be said...

Oh Bethany! I hope you a had a wonderfully super day! You're SO special, and I treasure the cheerful example of obedience to your Lord that you display! May God bless you more than you've ever known in the year ahead, as you continually seek HIS face!

Happy, happy, birthday!!!

Love you sis!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday "sis"

Anonymous said...

Isn't chocolate a wonderful thing! :D
Happy, happy birthday, Bethany! =)