"This is how grace works; it enters the soul, penetrates the heart, saturates the conscience, abides in the memory, affects the affections, gives understanding to the understanding, and imparts real life to the heart, which is the seat of life." Spurgeon

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Lex Gruver: Boy Wonder

My son, if your heart is wise, my heart too will be glad. My inmost being will exult when your lips speak what is right.
Proverbs 23:15-16

Anyone that knows Lex at all understands that Lex loves to read and to work hard. Since we have had no time for reading, Lex threw himself into serving others this past two weeks.

The very first day he introduced himself to the kitchen staff and helped set the tables and get dinner out. That night Lex woke up to roosters at 3am and heard a sound from the kitchen. Thinking he was missing out, Lex got up, quietly unlocked our door and proceeded to wash dishes until Will found him helping prepare breakfast at 6am.

Throughout the past 10+ days various managers and staff at Abundant Life such as Able, Patricia, Kelvin, Allen and other friends approached us to tell us how much they love Lex. Lots of people would have told a 10 year old to go to bed or not wanted him around. But these wonderful people patiently and graciously allowed Lex to help and it blessed all of us!

If you look closely at this picture you will see the affection these 4 men have four each other. Thank you Abundant Life for a wonderful time in Zambia.


  1. Grandma has always known about this special quality that my buddy Lex has and it warms my heart to hear these kind of stories about him. I wonder where your wonderful children will be in life, Holly and Will, when they grow up. I bellieve they will be doing great, great things for the Kingdom. Love Grandma /Mom

  2. Please go backwards to view comments, because when I did not have time I waited till later to post comments from articles you wrote in the past. Love Mom and Grandma