Thursday, August 28, 2008

Praise Report

I praise the Lord because I can now say that I am not afraid to fly airplanes and I am not afraid of death. I have been on eight airplanes this month alone. This fear had gotten the best of me, I would be afraid to leave the house or even go to sleep. Every time I got on the airplane, I wanted to get off and could feel my heart beating fast. But I had two scriptures:

  • I sought the LORD, and He heard me, And delivered me from all my fears. Psalm 34:4

  • Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You. In God (I will praise His word), In God I have put my trust; I will not fear. Psalm 56: 3, 4

I memorize these scriptures, prayed and trusted in the Lord. I thank God that I am no longer afraid of airplanes or death.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Godly Women From the Past (Gladys Aylward Part 2)

Quotes from Gladys Aylward

"I wasn't God's first choice for what I've done for China…I don't know who it was…It must have been a man…a well-educated man. I don't know what happened. Perhaps he died. Perhaps he wasn't willing…and God looked down…and saw Gladys Aylward…And God said - "Well, she's willing."

“If God has called you to China or any other place and you are sure in your own heart, let nothing deter you….Remember, it is God who has called you and it is the same as when He
called Moses or Samuel.”

"My heart is full of praise that one so insignificant, uneducated, and ordinary in every way could be used to His glory for the blessing of His people in poor persecuted China."

Godly Women From the Past (Gladys Aylward Part 1)


Gladys Aylward (Missionary to China)

Date of Birth: February 24, 1902- January 3, 1970

Aylward was born in a working-class family in Edmonton, London. At a young age she had a heart to be a missionary. But was turned down by the China Inland Mission because her academic background was inadequate.

But Ms. Aylward did not give up, She worked as a housemaid, confident that God would help her. At the age of 30 she got on a train from Liverpool station in London to ride across Europe and Russia. A war was going with Japan, Russia and China. It was very dangerous travel for Aylward but she kept moving and finally got to China. In China is were she got a job assisting a retired missionary lady at an inn for muleteers.
Aylward learned the Chinese language, and started to go into small villages sharing the gospel and began to take in unwanted children. Soon she had 20 children under her roof, and addition to that she had 30 to 40 wounded soldiers that she cared for.

A war was still going on and Alwayd being a devoted missionary led almost 100 children over the mountains on foot that toke over a 100 miles to a safer place in Sian. When she finally made it with the children safely, she collapsed. The doctors were amazed at Aylward because she had typhus, pneumonia, relapsing fever, malnutrition, and supreme exhaustion. But it was only by the grace of God that she made it.

She regained her strength, and continue to go out to share the Gospel in the villages, prisons and among lepers. Ms Aylward was a very humble woman and she dependent on God for everything, rather it is extreme circumstances or not.
Soon foot-binding of women was outlaw. A local magistrate appointed Aylward, as a foot inspector since she had normal feet, In this position at her job she used that as an opportunity to spread the gospel.
After being in England, Aylward returned to Asia. Because of the Communist rule, she was unable to settle there but she established refugee centers in Hong Kong and Taipei.
On January 30, 1970 Aylward was buried in a cemetery on the campus of Christ's College. She is known as a (Ai-wei-de, 'Virtuous One') to the Chinese.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Godly Women From The Past ( AMY CARMICHAEL Part 2)

"You can give without loving. But you cannot love without giving."

"Blessed are the single-hearted, for they shall enjoy much peace. If you refuse to be hurried and pressed, if you stay your soul on God, nothing can keep you from that clearness of spirit which is life and peace. In that stillness you will know what His will is.”

“I wish thy way. And when in me myself should rise, and long for something otherwise, Then Lord, take sword and spear And slay.”

Godly Women From The Past ( AMY CARMICHAEL Part 1)



Date of Birth: December 16 1867January 18 1951

Amy was born in a small village in Ireland, her partents were Presbyterians. She suffer from a disease called neuralgia in which made her body weak and achy. This disease would have her in beds for weeks. At the Keswick Covention, Amy heard a speaker talk about missionnary work and from then on she knew she called to do missions work.

At a young age Amy would pray that God would change her eye colour from brown to blue. But unfortunate it never happen. But as she got older, Amy realize that her brown eyes would gain acceptance by the Indians who have brown eyes.

Amy started a prayer group with poor factory girls. Though some people did not want anything with these girls, Amy saw something in them and she wanted to reach out to the girls about Christ Jesus.

Work in India

There were many young girls that were dictate to gods and prostitution to earn money for their presets. Amy work with these young ladies and some of them were saved from prostitution. Amy soon found an organization known as the Dohnavur Fellowship and the fellowship has become a home to thousands of children in worst situations.

Amy would refuse to return the children and when the authorities found out what she was doing, she was arrested. for seven years.

Even through all of this and her disease, Amy continue to reach out to people about Christ Jesus.
Lasts Days:

In 1931 she was injured in a fall and before her death she asked that a inscription called "Amma" be on her stone.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

There Is Nothing Like Family

This week I lost my grandfather back home in Missouri and it has been very sad for me and my family. I visit my family in Missouri and it was just great to see all my family members. Being in Missouri has taught me a lot about the importance in being with family. I did not realize until now that it has been four years since I have visit my hometown Kansas City, Missouri. When I was in Kansas City it shown me how much I miss home. When I was in college I was hardly calling my godmother, aunties, uncles, and cousins. When I came back to New York I felt pretty sad because I let four years go by without visiting my family back home. It was nice to see everyone and I just pray to the Lord that I will have more opportunities to visit them. I love my whole family and I thank God for every last one of them.

Here are some of the pictures that I took back home:

I would like to dedicate this post to my grandfather who past away this past week. He will be miss by everyone who knows him. He was the best grandpa. I just ask that you all keep my family in prayers. I pray that my family will be okay and know that everything will be just fine. I pray that they will trust in the Creator of all things.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Godly Women From The Past (Mary Slessor Part 2)

Quotes from Mary Slessor

Thoughts in Mary Bible:

"God is never behind time"

"Good is good, but it is not enough; it must be God"

"An arm of flesh never brings power"

"Blessed the man and woman who is able to serve cheerfully in the second rank — a big test"

"If you play with temptation do not expect God will deliver you"

Other Thoughts From Mary:

"dreamed that she saw the whole region being won for Jesus, and the people coming to His house clothed and in their right mind"

"O God!" she prayed, "old and feeble and unworthy as I am, help me to win them."

She told those who were being tranined:
"You must be the leaders of your race and help them to rise, but you can only lead others to Jesus if you follow Him closely yourself."

To her children she would say:
"Keep close to Jesus"

"God will go with you and keep you," she said. "Try and find out some one who preaches the Gospel and keep near him.
"This book, will be a lamp to you and guide you."

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