Thankful for My Family

June 22, 2010 by Paul Chappell

The last few weeks have been memorable and enjoyable as our family was able to take a few weeks vacation together. Most of our trip was centered around visiting with family and extended family in Colorado. The chief attraction of this vacation for me was my grandson Camden! (Click here to see a few more vacation photos.)

Having Camden with us reminded me of how quickly time flies. It seems just yesterday that our own children were his age. It was a joy these past couple of weeks to have all four of our children and their spouses with us. I can wholeheartedly echo the words of Proverbs 23:24: “The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him.”

Terrie and I thank the Lord for each of our children, and we rejoice in their hearts for the Lord. Our three oldest children who are married are serving the Lord in the ministry. Our youngest son Matthew is preparing to be married this August. He and Katie look forward to serving in ministry together.

I don’t regret any time I’ve invested in my children, and I cherish every moment I’ve been able to spend with my wife. My family is a great treasure from the Lord, and I’m so thankful for every moment I’ve shared with each of them.


  1. Awesome picture!

    Comment by Timothy Benefield — June 22, 2010 @ 9:40 am

  2. Dear Paul and Terrie Chappell,

    I PRAY daily for the HEALING of your son Larry emotionally and physically may God give him the strength each and every day to endure the medical treatments he needs to heal and the strength to be strong and fight this disease and overcome and win!!!

    I also am very grateful for your ministry and everything it stands for. I have to be to work very early so its a blessing to start my day listening to daily in the word on 88.9 radio station.

    May God continue to Bless you and your family and may he guide and aide you to accomplish all the building and expanding of the church. Im so EXCITED that the 10 Commandments will be up in the rose garden. God has brought you from that small church that my family and I used to attend on Ave K to this huge one on 40th and J, so I know he’ll continue to expand this church.

    May God Bless You and Your Family
    Love Sincerely, Belinda

    Comment by Belinda Miller — August 12, 2010 @ 3:03 pm

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