Friday, August 27, 2010

First impressions of Germany

the fields are ripe for harvest

with my brother reunited in Germany :)
Dominic shows what we have for lunch

fresh tomatoes from the garden :)
our garden
beautiful architecture

Derrol in frnt of the Concorde
it really looks like a fast air plane
Derrol Sawyer in front of Hitler´s car. We had a great time together :)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Enjoying Florida

taking pictures at the beach :)

fresh local melon :)
Sabrina with a fresh peach
Destine, Florida

BP cleanup crew is working 24/7
that´s from the NAVY

the 3 Germans :)

Jamestown, Virginia

Jamestown is the oldest settlement of white people in North America. They arrived there in the early 16th century.
a traditional tent of the indians
Abby and Jeremy
in Jamestown ;)
one of the replica of the ships which brought the first settler over
so short, I would never fit in :/
crew on the ship
Michael and me in Richmond

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The experience of canvassing

"The canvassing work, properly conducted, is a missionary work of the highest order, and it is as good and successful a method as can be emplyed for placing before the people the important truths for this time." Ellen White, Colporter Ministry p. 6
"If there is one work more important than another, it is that of getting our publications before the public, thus leading them to search the Scriptures." ibid p. 7
It has been a privilege to do the canvassing work. We are a group of about 20 young people who go from door to door and present to them book about the good news the gospel.
By God´s grace He allowed me to have powerful experiences and divine appointments!
Many times I had the opportunity to pray with people when they needed it most.
Just yesterday I had the opportunity to share this with a man who was struggling with addiction to alcohol: Many are inquiring, "How am I to make the surrender of myself to God?" You desire to give yourself to Him, but you are weak in moral power, in slavery to doubt, and controlled by the habits of your life of sin. Your promises and resolutions are like ropes of sand. You cannot control your thoughts, your impulses, your affections. The knowledge of your broken promises and forfeited pledges weakens your confidence in your own sincerity, and causes you to feel that God cannot accept you; but you need not despair. What you need to understand is the true force of the will. This is the governing power in the nature of man, the power of decision, or of choice. Everything depends on the right action of the will. The power of choice God has given to men; it is theirs to exercise. You cannot change your heart, you cannot of yourself give to God its affections; but you can choose to serve Him. You can give Him your will; He will then work in you to will and to do according to His good pleasure. Thus your whole nature will be brought under the control of the Spirit of Christ; your affections will be centered upon Him, your thoughts will be in harmony with Him. Ellen White, Steps to Christ p. 47

Just one other experience I want to tell here. I came to this door and a lady opened and so I showed her the books. She was especially interested in the "Desire of Ages" as I shared with her how this book helped me to see more of the love of Christ for me personally. I asked her if I could pray with her and she agreed. While standing with her and her children in a circle I had a simple prayer to our God. She was so happy to get that book and told me then that she had prayed just the night before longing and realizing that she needed a closer walk with God and now today, she said, you come along. God is truly setting up divine appointments and I am so thankful to God to be taught more in serving Him

a map of Pensacola and surroundings, the town in Florida we spent about 5 weeks at
"The faithful literature evangelist who travels from home to home with the pages of truth can be certain yhat angels of God will be round about him, giving him words to speak; and, in many instances, they go before to prepare the way and impress the hearts of those who are longing for guidance."
The Colporteur´s Reward
When the redeemed stand before God, precious souls will respond to their names who are there because of the faithful, patient efforts put forth in their behalf, the entreaties and earnest persuasions to flee to the Stronghold. Thus those who in this world have been laborers together with God will receive their reward. T8 196,197

Uchee Pines, Alabama

On the way down to Florida we had another stop in Uchee Pines to drop off Abby, one of the students. Because we had traveled already all day long, we decided to stay for Sabbath.
Uchee Pines is a beautiful, peaceful Place. The new lifestyle center is also quite amazing.
I thank God that He made it possible for me to visit that place!
Valentina, Abby´s mother a wonderful Romanian meal prepared for us!
The best breakfast in the US!! Fresh blueberries, melon, blackberries and homemade cereal :)
the new lifesylecenter
the reception area
watching the sermon od the new GC presisdent Ted Wilson in the living room of Uchee Pines

Abby´s mom gave us a tour on the property
beautiful gardens!
me standing in between basil
they even have papaya there :)
God´s creation :)

the huge blueberry bushes!