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Friday, April 27, 2012

Our Defender through all circumstances

I heard this today at the emd of 'Everlasting God' and it is so true and brought tears to my eyes as I remembered yesterday...
You are the everlasting God
The everlasting God
You do not faint
You won't grow weary

You're the defender of the weak
You comfort those in need
You lift us up on the wings
Like eagles

Our God, You reign forever
Our hope, our Strong Deliverer

'Cause You are, You are the everlasting God
The everlasting God
You do not faint
You won't grow weary

You're the defender of the weak
You comfort those in need
You lift us up on the wings
Like eagles

From everlasting to everlasting
God, You are everlasting

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Life Changing

Today was AMAZING!!! God is up to some BIG things with Loaves & Fishes and in the apartment complex we love and try to bring glory to our Father. Today, there was word out that a family wanted to become followers of Christ, but then came to find out they are investigating Christianity. Margie (founder of Loaves & Fishes) gave the lady a New Testament Bible written in English and Nepali. Margie showed her places to read... now praying the Lord will bring her Spirit alive through the Gospel. While Margie was sharing her testimony... a lady (Hindu) who I have been building a relationship with for the past month or so was sitting there listening to Margie and her testimony and learning a little more about this Jesus. I know she is searching and wondering because she did not leave... she sat there and listened.

I have another friend (a Hindu) who I have come to love very much... came to visit and I truly felt something was not right with her today. I don't know what wasn't right, but I pray when I begin the Bible study with these beautiful Christian and hopefully Hindus that she will come and learn more about this Jesus. I pray she will come to know her Savior and her worth.

Oh yea... I forgot to tell you all... I will be beginning a Bible study pretty soon in the apartment complex where these women live. I will be doing studies straight out of the very Word of God and pray this will be life changing for all and bring the Bible alive to those who have been Christians for a while. My One true God is up to some amazing things and I am at awe that He has chosen me to ride along side of Him through this adventure!

Then my day ended on a sad and happy note... Margie and I went to visit a family in another apartment complex today. The mom of this family has 6 children (3 who are at school)... the mom also gets beat by her husband and he drinks away their money. So while we were in her home and watching the kids play with their new dolls that we brought Margie went "snooping" around the apartment. *On a side note... the mom does not speak English so there is no way to communicate with her and her needs unless someone goes on a snooping mission.* Margie makes her rounds and goes all through the house and the kitchen... she tells me that the family has NO food! Can you even imagine? Not being able to buy food because you have no money and no car and then having to walk with all 6 kids to the store, which is not close by? Margie and I made the decision that we were going to run to the store for her and buy her and her family food. Off we went.... we bought a BIG bag of rice (maybe 20 lb bag), apples, bananas, potatoes, cabbage, cauliflower, tomatoes, lettuce, onions, 2 bags of (hot) Indian chips, a big jug of water, tea, yummy sweet for the kids, milk, etc. We then took it to her and she had this smile that I will never ever forget... I think she was shocked and surprised. She couldn't speak a lick of English, but she didn't have too... it was written all over her face. I was in tears when we left the apartment and as I type this I am in tears again. What an awesome day to Praise the Lord!! He provide for this family by using us and our visit and I pray they will come to know Him and be able to thank Him for what He did. 

I will never praise any other name except, Jesus!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Completely how I feel... Nothing's Gonna Hold me Back

I am chosen, I am free
I am Living for eternity
Free now forever

You picked me up, turned me around
You set my feet on solid ground
Yours now forever

And nothing's gonna hold me back
Nothing's gonna hold me back
Nothing's gonna hold me back

My chains fell off
My heart was free
I'm alive to live for you
I'm alive to live for you
Amazing Love, how can it be?
You give everything for me
You give everything for me
Everything

You washed my sin and shame away
The slate is clean: a brand new day,
Free now forever
Now boldly I approach your throne
To claim this crown through christ my own
Yours now forever

And nothing's gonna hold me back
Nothing's gonna hold me back
Nothing's gonna hold me back

My chains fell off
My heart was free
I'm alive to live for you
I'm alive to live for you
Amazing Love, how can it be?
You give everything for me
You give everything for me

I'm free to live
Free to give
Free to be
I'm free to love you

      Monday, April 23, 2012

      My BIG God

      WOW!! It has been a long time since I blogged... I have been so busy and the Lord has been consuming me with His love and guidance. I have been heavily involved in a ministry called Loaves & Fishes, which loves, gives, and helps Bhutanese refugees. I have come to love these poeple so much and I truly know without a doubt the Lord has led me to this culture to share the love of Christ. I have been learning so much as I go and meet new people that speak absolutely no English, but I love them anyway... I love them because I know God loves them and He made them for a beautiful purpose. I have also made friends with the Bhutanese that do speak English and oh how I love communication and asking all kinds of questions. I believe my new friends are very curious about me and wondering about me life. I hope to soon invite them to come visit and eat at my house soon.

      The Lord has been ringing in my ear "testimony" for a good while and I have this urgency to obey and do it. I feel I need to share my testimony and what my Savior has done for me, but I know I need to be patient and wait. I know I am to share it with the Bhutanese women, but I need to wait for the right time and I need a translater... I do know without a doubt He will provide. I also feel very strongly that I am to share my testimony with my friends. I feel that so many are hurting and don't know what to do, but they will not share this with anyone because they think everyone else is "perfect" with the Lord. I know that sounds crazy, but admit it you were once there as well. Our testimony is so strong and He gives us each one to share and build up and grow the church. I know what I need to do and I have put the word out, so now I sit and wait.

      In October, I will be going to Bangladesh with a small team that will train national workers in the gospel of Luke. We will train them in this gospel because the Jesus Film (a key evangelistic tool) is helpful when local leaders understand the book in greater depth. They want to start teaching the women as well, so that is where I will come in. This trip makes me very nervous, because teaching is not my thing (so I think), but obviously the Lord knows what He is up to. So I am agreeing to His pursuing of my Spirit and I am with Him and having faith that He will provide in everyway for this trip. Man... what a BIG God I serve!

      So, this is what has been going on in my life for this past 2 months. He has BIG things goin' on and I LOVE being on this path and these adventures He throws before me.