Friday, June 2, 2017

Rain Blessings and Sweet Friends in Lampasas!

Showers of Blessing!

Sunday night we were invited over to a sister church to enjoy a licensing service. We really enjoyed the preaching and the family enjoyed adding their music as well. I have a love for old church buildings so this one was extra special and fun for me. The preacher that was going to receive his licence to preach was Bro. B and he was a great Christian brother. After church there came a great pouring of rain and we decided that it would be better to wait the great part of the storm out.

My husband was talking to the preacher and he invited us all to come to his house to eat and wait it out for as long as we needed. This is one of the great distinctives of a good preacher; being  hospitable. When we got there the preacher's adult daughter led us to their living room and told us to make ourselves comfortable. Some of the kids colored pictures and some watched a children's movie. I went to check on helping in the kitchen and sweet lady there said that she didn't have anything for me to do.

When I returned to the living room I found one of my sons in a recliner so I joined him I was really tuckered out. We had attended 3 services that day and they were all wonderful. One at our home church in Temple another at a nursing home in town where the people were very sweet, and the last also in town at the sister church. God has been using us to brighten people's days. I'm so glad we can do this.

After a little while came Bro. B and his wife and they brought home some yummy Mexican food that we all could eat. They also brought out a long folding table and put it in their living room as well as some folding  chairs. What a blessing they were. Everyone was happy and enjoyed time getting to know one another.  The little kids even got to enjoy one of the "ancient" customs of floor skating in their socks down their hall. It was really a refreshing time and we made some new friends!

Unexpected Friends!

Wednesday we had plans to try to make it to a church in Killeen but we were not ready in time to get to that church so we went to plan B. We went to Lampassas Texas and we were surprised to see our great Missionary friends the Stevens there. We had been praying for them for a while now because Bro. Phil Stevens had been deathly sick in Africa and here he was staying with the pastor of this church who was a great friend of his. God works in mysterious ways because my husband and I were hoping to be able to see him and his wife on this journey of ours. He is always such a joy to be around. His spirit is always like a little piece of heaven.

It was so good to see Mrs. Melody and Bro. Phil but please keep him in your prayers right now he still has a long road of recovery to go. A real blessing they were to be with. Next as we were about to have a seat in the back row and listen to the service the Pastor there came by and asked if we wanted to sing and preach for them. Of course we were happy to do so and wanted to be a blessing to our dear friends. God moved and used us to brighten some more folks' night this time. I love how God can use a loud child's voice and enthusiasm to lift spirits to the Lord! I Praise the Lord when I hear about the tears in eyes because I know that we are being used right where God needed us!

The church there was good to us and the pastor and his wife handed us a huge bag of bagels and asked if we liked them. God works in mysterious ways for sure; we love bagels and have been enjoying the fruits (or bagels) of the Lord! God Bless each of these dear church families!


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PRAYER REQUESTS:

* Tour Bus that is Large enough for our family of nine to live in comfortably.
*Meetings for our calendar
*Traveling Mercies
* James and Gerri Hoover (my parents) - Dad's feet pain and Mom's battle with Leukemia
*Health while serving our Lord
*God's direction and help in everything we do!

ANSWERED PRAYERS!

* A dear Christian brother and sister offered us their sound system that they had in storage and weren't using! This is a great praise and answer to prayer! We went out and picked it up from their house on Memorial Day and that was a joy to see them at their house.  Thank you so much! 

Isn't it good to see God answering prayers?

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