Monday, 13 August 2007

Sunday Blessings

Church was good.Worship really uplifting. A student from Mizoram ( NE state) spoke from 1 Peter 1;3-9 How suffering can make us grow. He said it was the first time he was preaching in English but he did very well.

He told us a story about his cousin sister who had rejected God. She was wealthy and satisfied and felt no need for God in her life. One day the police caught her smuggling contraband and she was sentenced to fifteen years of imprisonment.That brought her close to God. She is serving time and asks her cousin to pray for her.

In the evening we had a Partners in Hope seminar in church.Dr John Thomas, an ex-medical doctor and 3 friends from the US (Maryland) spoke.They talked about unity among churches and witnessing. They belong to a Messianic church and sang the benediction in Hebrew.It was a real blessing.

At the seminar was present the Pastor of the 7th Day Adventist church. We know him and he has visited us several times and tried to convert us to his doctrine but to no avail.Anyway some months back he barged into one of our church member 's house (two retired sisters) with a bunch of land mafia goons and threatened them to leave the house.When I saw him I was really mad and confronted him about it. Well he really squirmed when I stepped on his toes.Tried to make excuses but I did what I had to do, speak against injustice.

5 Fertilize my soul:

pai said...

You have a great sense of right and wrong and it is great to read how you handle each new situation. Thank goodness you don't let people run over you, but you stand your ground with grace.

Such a great example to us all. :)

Kalyan said...

Sometimes adversities in our lives bring us more closer to god. When times are good we simply ignore God but during crisis, God is our only shelter...thats a nice example!

curious servant said...

Thank you for your very kind words and your prayers.

I know they have helped this situation.

I am grateful.

Kate said...

Hi, Amrita-

I haven't been able to visit for a few days, so I read down the page a little. You cracked me up with your black humor regarding your aunt. Good for you! Stay strong!

Living day by day for Jesus said...

Thanks for the encouragement through your blog and the laughter you find in situations you face! I love the phone call! I am going to add a link to your blog on my blog so my friends can read...I hope that is ok!

God bless!