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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Canote E-Notes 11/30/11

Greetings! And Merry Christmas!
Good news!  It's official... Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday have come and gone.  You can now tell everyone Merry Christmas! and listen to Christmas music without people thinking you are overly weird!  :)  Of course, Chris would listen to Christmas music year round regardless of what people think!  That falls right in line with his habit of watching the movie Elf several times per year.  Granted, he does step it up during the holidays using it to pass time while on the treadmill.

As you might guess, Christmas is a pretty exciting time around the Canote house!  It's kind of a given when you have a house full of kiddos.  Charlotte, 4 yrs old, is asking 2-3 times per day now, "How many days 'til Christmas?"

Our little girls, Allison, Natalie, Charlotte, & Victoria were recently VERY excited to FINALLY have the "dream come true" of spending the night at big brother Chewy's apartment.  We might have guessed that ole Chewy would have put his video camera and editing software to good use for some fun with his sisters.  The result is hilarious!  Naturally, Chris couldn't resist adding the production to our YouTube Channel.  And, here's the evidence:
"Dance Party at Chewy's House"

And you probably thought missionary kids just sit around and pray all day right?  Ha ha!

The final logistics are starting to come together for the YUGO New Year's team ministry in Mexicali, Mexico.  Chris, Chewy, Alex, & JP will fly out to San Diego on Christmas Day for a week of ministry in Mexico and return Jan. 3.  They will be hosting 2 teams from Cornerstone UMC out of Caledonia, Michigan.  Please keep them and the ministry teams in your prayers.  Please pray for those who will be ministered to as well.

As you may have already heard, yes it's true.... :)  Did you ever wonder what it would be like to have 10 kids?  Well, we did.  We'll let you know in June of next year.  That's when the doctors expect another little Canote to arrive!  We're very exciting and looking forward to another little bundle of joy and gift from the Lord!

"What Have You Done For Me Lately?"
Deuteronomy 2:7
Delivered at Harrisburg Baptist Church 11/20/11

"Do You Trust Me?"
1 Kings 17:1-7
Delivered at Harrisburg Baptist Church 11/27/11

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Canote E-Notes 11/19/11

Happy Thanksgiving!

May the Lord fill your home with His abundant goodness and your LIFE with His ever present joy.  

Blessings on your THANKSGIVING!

The blessing of the Lord be upon you. 
~ Psalm 129:8

Our baby boy, Adam (now 21) is all grown up!  It's a bittersweet thing.  We are certainly proud of the man he has become.  But, we also miss the little boy strumming that first toy guitar.  We never dreamed how far God would take his musical talents.

Adam recently blessed the socks off of everyone in attendance at the Willie Mae Kountz Recital Hall at Central Methodist University.  With not a single empty seat left, we were all treated to what amounted to the culmination of 4 years in classical guitar training.

Adam presented for us his Senior Recital, a partial fulfillment of the Bachelor of Music Education degree.  We've been listening to him play his various guitars now for years.  But, this was different.  It was magical.  As his parents, it was a bit overwhelming.  Let's just say the tears were flowing about a minute into the first piece.

The second picture shows a guitar...that's actually a cake!  It was made by our good friend, cake master Mary Avery.

Naturally, his proud papa has loaded the performance onto YouTube so the masses may enjoy.  And, here are the links:

Piece #1:  Asturias (Leyenda) by Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909)

Piece #2:  Sonatine Op. 71 by Mauro Guiliani (1781-1829)

Piece #3:  Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Harold Arlen (1905-1986)
Arranged by Adam

Piece #4:  Rhylynn by Andy McKee (b. 1979)

Piece #5:  For My Father by Andy McKee

Sermon Links
"In The Heavenly Realms" 
Ephesians 2:1-7
Delivered at Harrisburg Baptist Church 11/06/11

"Godly Families In an Un-Godly World"
Joshua 24:15
Delivered at Harrisburg Baptist Church 11/13/11

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Canote E-Notes 11/02/11

November Prayer Letter Posted
Our November Prayer Letter has been posted to our website.  Click the heading above to access that file or wait for the paper copy to arrive in the mail.  If you don't currently receive our Canote family "Canote Notes" monthly prayer letter via snail-mail but would like to, click HERE and let Chris know in an email.

Sermon Link
Here's a new sermon link from Pastor Chris

"The Unlimited Power Within You" - 1 Corinthians 6:12-20

Sermon preached at Harrisburg Baptist Church
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Pastor Chris Canote

1 Corinthians 6:12-20 - As Christians, we have access to all the resources and power of God.  However, that only applies if we are connected to God in a full surrender His Holy Spirit within us.  That is what the Apostle Paul was explaining to the church at Corinth in our main text.