Monday, December 26, 2016

Christmas Caroling

These past few days have been beautiful in Alabama. We have a student from South Africa here, and she said that this weather reminded her of home, where they go to the beach at this time of year. Yesterday, pretty much everybody who has been staying back on Campus gathered at the old Lifestyle Center for a nice Christmas lunch. After that, we went caroling in the neighborhood. We had a lot of fun singing for the people in our community and praying over their homes. They also received some literature as gifts.

After that, we gathered for a light supper at my house. We had a very blessed time.

The children having fun
Eliana and Naomi

Amy sharing a testimony

I've been all by myself since Friday. One of my housemates, Sister Rosie, passed away recently while she was visiting family in Colorado. This all came as a surprise to us. She was frail indeed, but we didn't expect such a rapid demise. But she had expressed the desire to rest, so now she is peacefully awaiting resurrection morning.

My other two housemates are gone, and it has been strange being all alone in the house. But tomorrow early morning, I will join the group to go to GYC in Houston. I pray for another blessing.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016


Last week, we had a special Revival Weekend at Uchee Pines. Everybody laid down their daily work on Thursday and Friday, so that we could get together as a body to experience revival both personally and as a group. As a special speaker, we had Pastor Atwood from Wildwood, and the Wildwood Strings Ensemble also came to give the whole weekend a nice musical frame. There were also speakers from campus, and we really had a blessing. At the end of the last evening, our President went forward and apologized to certain individuals for his shortcomings that were of a public character. After that, others also stepped up to apologize for their wrongs towards him and others. It was very powerful. I shared the little book "Steps to Personal Revival" by Pastor Helmut Haubeil with them, which has been a great blessing to me. We indeed need the Holy Spirit for personal revival, and we need to ask the Lord daily to supply us.

Other than that, I've been enjoying my work in the Kitchen. I've been learning a lot of things, and I've also been able to get into raw cuisine, as many of the lifestyle guests are mainly on a raw diet. It's been tyring though. In the evenings, my feet tend to be sore to the point that I don't really want to move around much more. Nevertheless, I'm thankful for this opportunity to widen my horizon. And once more, I'm enjoying the mild winter here. It's such a blessing that you can pick fruit here even up to December. This morning, I picked the last pears from the tree by my house. Also some pineapple guava are still available, and even some water melons in my personal garden!

At the end of the month, we will go to GYC in Houston. I'm sure the meetings will be a blessing. I look forward to this spiritual refreshing.

A recent fall picture with my friends Daphne and Vanessa

The last harvest of pears

My pear tree

Pineapple Guava