Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving Slips By Me Again

Here it is Thanksgiving night and I just remembered what day it is. Yet, I am thankful thankful thankful - even with no turkey, no stuffing and no pies. We had chicken biriyani for dinner and a longtime friend whom we haven't seen in many years turned up.

I'm thankful daily that I have a roof over my head and that we own our own home and no one can ever come and kick us out. I'm happy I have food to eat and to feed others everyday. My pantry is full. I'm thankful for healthy children and husband and self! I'm thankful that I suffer no physical pain, that I can walk and see and hear and speak. I'm thankful that I know how to read. I'm thankful for my computer and the Internet. ;)

I'm thankful most of all and always that I know the Truth and He is Jesus Christ my Savior.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Open Air Meeting Update

I left at 7AM on Monday morning to go my husband's village where we are clearing a piece of land to use for ministry purposes in the future and I got back in the middle of the night last night. So - here is the update from Sunday.

The meeting began with cultural dances to Christian songs. Then there was a Gospel message, afterwards there was about an hour of various skits that shared the Gospel. The following photo isn't that great but it shows the small stage and Jesus on the cross on the top of our school. The group putting on the meetings did a good job.
About 300 adults attended and loads of children and every time I looked behind me on the road, there were cars and motorcycles stopped and people were standing and watching the program. Thanks for praying.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Open Air Meeting Tomorrow

Sunday night in front of our school there will be an open air Gospel Meeting. It is being put on by a traveling group who share the Gospel through skit, dance, drama, etc... I saw the same program on February 15th of this year. I remember the date because it was my due date and I spent most of the night very pregnant and very uncomfortable. And P. still decided to come 2 weeks late!

Previously this event was held on the grounds of a Christian school (not ours) and I think it was attended by most (if not totally) Christian people. I remember thinking, "Wow, this would be a lot more effective for people who haven't already accepted Jesus as their Savior." The whole event has been arranged by the Pastors Association* in our city.

So, here we get another chance and we're praying for a great turnout of lost souls. The program will be performed on a stage and located right on a main road so people can stop on by. Please pray with us!

*The Pastors Association was developed last year after the Orissa persecution. It has been a great blessing for unity in the church and among God's people in our city.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Christmas Almost Already

We've been getting ready for Christmas in various ways for a few weeks, but today it really hit home that the Christmas Season is zooming in upon us...

Our December is packed tight:
Carol Singing
Four Separate Christmas programs between the 22nd and 25th
A City wide parade And then New Year's programs.
Oh, and I want to make a large Nativity Scene for my front yard

My mouth seems to be drying up...

Well, at least I have a good feeling about this year. We just want to do our best to get that Gospel Message out there.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Happy Birthday Dad!

We Love you!

Things We Saw

This is a picture of a pastor we met during our "tour" in October. I never had time to post all I wanted to on that. He was attacked one night walking home from a meeting. He lost a good portion of his ear.
There is another picture on O.'s camera that is of a man who was miraculously healed of a large hole in his lower back. The picture is kind of nasty so I'm not going to post it.

I love getting out on the field and seeing first hand how the Lord is moving and how we can pray and serve better.

10 Years

On Saturday, O. and I celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary. Tomorrow is Eve's 9th birthday. Busy week of celebrations!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Last Week

O. arrived home in the early hours of Tuesday morning (last week) with his sister and another guest.

O. was home and rest time is over! The woman my sister-in-law brought was an old grandmotherly widow who was so sweet and loving she about wore me out.

She was widowed young and left with four small children. Her children are grown now and have their own children and Mummy (as we called her) had a great testimony to tell. Twelve years ago she came to know the Lord. Her three daughters also accepted the Lord. However, her son, whom she lives with, remains Hindu and doesn't allow his mother to read the Bible, go to church or pray openly.

While she was at my house she delighted in being able to pray and read her Bible and speak the Word of God whenever she wanted. My sister-in-law said she kept her up at night with praying. :)

She wept when she left here and wouldn't let us go. She's just starved for the things of the Lord. And we take these same things for granted.

Not Dead. Recovering.

What does happen to your blog if you die...

Thankfully, this is not a concern of mine at this time since I am still alive. No, I have not forgotten you, my beloved atld, I was just too busy to give you the time you deserve.

Monday, November 02, 2009

The Team

Here is the team that traveled together for the "Three State Tour." O. is not in it because he insisted on taking the picture. There do seem to be a few stragglers tho...

One day I will learn to check my hair before a photo.
The kids - man did they have fun together - too bad for them school starts up again tomorrow!!!