From October 25th-29th, Doug and Donna Lowery came to my church for special meetings that week. The Lowerys are doing the Lord's work in New York as street evangalists. They take a team out there every summer to witness to the lost by handing out tracts, special music, challenges, and many other things. It's such an amazing ministry, one I hope to be involved with in a few years. Mr. Lowery gave some great challenges, and both of them did special music, vocal and instrumental. There were many convicted hearts... many decisions made. One in particular that really touched my heart, and I am seeing her grow closer to the Lord all the time!
I've also enjoyed getting to know a lady in my church better. Mrs. Miller is my friend Kay's mom (Kay just recently went to college a few months ago, just in case you haven't heard me talking about her ALL the time!). She is such a wonderful lady to whom I look up to and respect. When I'm having a problem or need last minute help, she's always more than willing to listen or lend a helping hand. Just two days ago, on Wednesday afternoon, she gave me a call and we talked for almost half an hour. I was going through a hard time in my family and I guess just had to talk to someone. But I have a hard time opening up to people about my personal life, because at times I'm afraid of what others will think, that they won't understand, or am embarrassed to pour out my small problems to people. Mrs. Miller makes me feel comfortable with going to her for anything I need though. And her being an adult puts a different perspective on many issues, things I would have never considered. Then yesterday she called just to fill me in on some stuff that happened to her that day. I am so blessed to know her!
Last weekend I had some fun with my camera, which is where most of these pictures came from!
There's so much more I want to say, but I can't come up with the right words for it all. The Lord has been with me, and has shown me many new things. I can't even describe it in my own mind! One verse that Erin, a friend of a friend of mine, sent me: Romans 8:26-27 ... "Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God." When we ourselves don't even know what to say or pray for, the Holy Spirit 'maketh intercession for us'. How I love the Lord, and praise Him each and every day.
Just a special note to all my friend at college, and those in Mexico: I miss you all!!!