54 Years of Love

11 06 2021

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Doreen and I have been married 54 years. Is it okay that I feature our anniversary in my blog post today? We are getting ready for a private anniversary lunch at a favorite restaurant. We always say that we are blessed more than we deserve and we mean it. We fell in love at Berkshire Christian College in October 1964 and were married June 11, 1967. Throughout the years our love has been constant because it was based from the beginning on a simple covenant: “You and me and Jesus!” He has been the center all the way.

“submitting to one another in the fear of God.” Ephesians 5:21

We follow this verse in Ephesians to submit to each other before ever getting to the structural order of husband-wife-children. We submit to Jesus in each other. If Doreen hears from the Lord, that totally trumps my opinion on any matter, and vice versa. We chose over 56 years ago, on our third date, to live by that concept and we have been so blessed beyond words. Many start their teaching about marriage with the next verse about wife submitting to husband, but that will not work unless they previously submit to each other in Jesus.

Our ministry has taken us to ten countries and many states. We have “family” all over the world, especially Kenya and Israel. We have been abundantly blessed with the treasure of three beautiful daughters who love Jesus. They have given us seven wonderful grandchildren who also follow Jesus. We thank God for our godly sons-in-law also.

This is not to say we have not had trials and some hard times, but that our heavenly Father has always been with us. One of our biggest regrets is that we have not been able to impart this marriage key to everyone more effectively. We certainly give Yehovah God all the glory for our love, and we look forward to the years ahead. Our times are in His hands.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for seasonal rains in Israel.

Les Lawrence, voice of Christian Zionists                   (Read more)


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11 06 2021
Elizabeth Wing

Happy Anniversary! I love both of you so very much!

Love. Beth

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12 06 2021
rose mazzuka

So happy for both . You are both amazing people and so glad that you found each other

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11 06 2021
Joan K Rienstra

Happy Anniversary Lester and Doreen. May you have many many more wonderful years

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11 06 2021
elishasees

Thank you Joan, great to hear from you!

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11 06 2021
Viki Johnson

Dear Doreen  and Les. So very happy for you on this wonderful  anniversary of your lovely marriage. God bless  you dear friends, you are a very special  couple.  Love you both. Viki Johnson Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

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12 06 2021
Barbara Orr

May Jehovah continue to bless your union in the days and years to come. Dave and I treasure your friendship and spiritual guidance.

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16 06 2021
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