1. Wow! As I read the accomplishments of your family and the of the Christ centered goals and lives y'all have it made me blush at my own life! Your family is a wonderful example of a God serving family!

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      God has been so patient with us! We have our failures and shortcomings, but yet He remains faithful! All the good that others see in us is merely a reflection of what HE alone has done in our lives! Keep lookin' up! =)

      ~ Chad

  2. God bless you and your family! I love reading about all the great things the Lord has done for everyone! I'm so happy for you and Erin and I'm glad that God brought you such an amazing and Godly woman. I've seen the pictures posted on the Bates' website and ya'll look SO CUTE! Seeing those pictures brings back memories of my courtship with my now husband. It's so good to see you both proclaiming your love for one another instead of waiting until marriage. As Ms. Bates has said, if you don't love now, how will you in the future?! God has brought you two together for a reason so embrace it, rather than hide it! I pray you two continue to love each other more and more each day and may the Lord continue to guide you during this blissful time. Enjoy this time together because it'll go by so fast! My husband and I courted for 6 months and I feel like just yesterday he got down one knee, asking for my hand in marriage :)).

    Praise the Lord!
    -Harvest Grace 🙂

  3. Praise the Lord! I read the update on your family, and the part about your courtship. It is very encouraging to "stumble across" fellow Christians how are truly on fire for GOD! Keep running your race with patience, brother, and HE will provide the strength to press on! I will be praying that GOD would continue to use you mightily! Vaya con Dios.

    ~Philippians 3:13-14

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