Sunday, May 31, 2009
The last 9 days have been a whirlwind. The Wilson family
left on Sat. May 23rd for Myrtle Beach SC for a family
vacation. I can't tell you the last time we really had a
vacation. We are usually going to see someone or do something.
Mark's parents let us use their time share. It was a 2 bedroom
condo on the beach front. David's girlfriend Ruth cam along so
we had 9 people. The weather was great. We only had showers one
morning. It wasn't too hot or too cold but perfect. The only
bad thing for me was I was sick with a horrible cough the whole
time. I suppose I am the only one who came back without a
The 2nd day there was a tragedy at the beach when a 16 year old
boy drown in the fast current. The Coast Guard was flying over
in several helicopters and police were driving up and down the
beach for 2 days. They never found him. It reminded me that life
precious and none of us knows how long we will be on earth.
The day before we came home Mark and I went to eat lunch. Our
waitress was Alla. She was a beautiful 22 year old girl from
Russia. I enjoyed talking with her and giving her my testimony
in Ukrainian. We were able to leave her with an evangecube tract
in Russian and my NAMB business card. I love the way God brings
people into my life!
When we got home yesterday afternoon, I was surprised to discover
that one of the mission workers in Clarkston at the apartment we
work at had been stabbed this week. Thankfully she will be okay.
Once again I thought about God's purpose for me to proclaim the
gospel, not because it is easy, convenient, or even necessarily
safe, but because God called me to do it!! Leah said, "Mom I guess
what we are doing at the apartment is working." I said yes the devil
is trying to slow us down, to stop us.
"FOR OUR STRUGGLE IS NOT AGAINST FLESH AND BLOOD, BUT
AGAINST THE RULERS, AGAINST THE POWERS, AGAINST THE
WORLD FORCES OF THIS DARKNESS, AGAINST THE SPIRITUAL
FORCES OF WICKEDNESS IN THE HEAVENLY PLACES."
Then the aposle Paul says Put on the full armor of God and