My Precious Grandkids

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Missions in Lagrange County

God had been speaking to me since I have been back, that telling others about him and showing Gods love does not end when I returned.

the verse he has put upon my heart is

1 Peter 4:15: But in your heart set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give a reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.


My Prayer each day:

My life is in your hands today God
Use me to point someone toward you today
I promise to cooperate in anyway I can
If you want me to say something, I will
If you want me to keep quite, but demonstrate your love or
servanthood through me I will.
I can only do this through your spirit power
I am fully available to you today, so guide me by your Spirit
Your daughter
Carolyn

Since I have been praying this pray, many people have come into my life.
You know each time I see someone in my life now I ask this question.
Why does God want me to talk to this person.
Why have me met at this time and at this place?
What is it that God wants me to listen to as this person talks.
Please pray for boldness for me to be like Paul
Eph 6:20 Pray that I amy declare it fearlessly as I should.

Join me in praying this prayer each day.
It is the Lords day declare it with me!!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Monday, August 25, 2008

Ireland






Our bed and Breakfast in Ireland


Missions trip to Ireland July 2008


Wow what a trip to Ireland I had.
Seeing God work and relying on the Lord to do his work as we planted seeds.
We arrived in Dubland on tue. morning. By the time we exchanged our money and rented our vans and drove 4 hours to our bed and breakfast. we were pretty tired. Some of us could not sleep on the plane, so we had been up many hours.
We got settled in and went to bed to get ready for the next day.


(The picture you see of me is how we passed out 2000, books in Longford. )
On Wed. we made our 2 hour trip to Longford, to begin prayer walking and map out our way for the next 2 days. Pastor Poudge (pastor at Castle Bar) we with us and showed us the different areas in town that they wanted us to distribute the magazines.
there magazines were very nicely done and told someone about the Lord and would lead them to Christ.
On wed we went to McDonalds for lunch and there I met a sweet young girl (Lin) and began to talk to here. she was so open to hear about the Lord. She was so surprised that I was there telling others about the Lord when the Lord had not saved me from drugs or something big.
I told her all have sinned and come short of the glory of God and we all need the Lord.
She had never heard any one that was just normal, it touched her cause she was a good person, and did not know she needed the Lord but she did say she would go to hell if she died today. please pray she gets a bible and seeks the Lord. She said that she wanted to. Please pray with me for her!

Kathy and I were walking and praying and we met an older lady that had 3 grand children playing in the yard (yard is cement in Ireland) she was very depressed. She prayed her prayers each day and that hangs her head. I began to tell her what the Bible said and she stopped me and said she does not read the bible, I only say my prayers. So I learned to say it in another way. We began to say Pauls says or Peter says or Psalms says. God gave us the word and how to use it. I pray God will speak to her.

As we walked and prayed and handed out magazines I had people tell me these hail marys are just not cutting it. Praise God for his mercy and grace!
On Thur, Kathy and I set our to talk to 2 young guys that were on the street.
They were very interested in what we had to say. they were longing for something more.
they wanted to read our magazines and they to amitted that they would go to hell if they died today. They wanted to hear more. we talked to them for quite a while and we promised to pray for them as we went back to america. they promised to call the pastors number on the back of the magazine. Pastor Denise will be moving to Longford and will become the pastor there.

We did find a few christians along our was.
One was a taxi driver at night, pastor duing the day and watched the kids while his wife worked.
He was a blessing but discouraged. He was very happy to see americans helping them in there work.
I met a young boy in a wheel chair. He quoted a poem to me that he had written and He loved Jesus. What a precious time it was.

Well Pastor Larry was a drill sargent today he kept after us to speed it up, walk faster..........

I think the thing that spoke to me the most was the trip up Croach Patrick Mountain.
People climbed this mountain for Penance and prayer.
They thought that they had to climb this so there sins would be forgiven for another year.
As Kathy and I climbed together, we met a man 30"s and had his son with him.
I said did you go all the way up and he said oh yes. and he said you doing up and I said oh, I don't think I will make it all the way up and he said OHHHHH you have to.
Of course that is what I wanted hm to say. so I said WHy DO i HAVE TO?
He said so my sins will be forgiven and you can come down and sin again. Oh I cryed NONONONO Jesus will meet you at the bottom of this mountain you do not have to do this.
He thanked us for talking and for having a beautiful smile for him.
I told him it was Jesus in my heart that makes me so joyful.
I pray God will get HIM!!!!
We talked to lots of people.
I talked to a lady that had a 3 year old child on her back. I said you go all the way up and she said yes, I thought if I got God in my live things would be different. She said it had not changed.
I told her God would meet her any where not just on this mountain and that God loves her very much. The christain life is not an easy road, but with God all things are possible.
We soon got seperated with the crowds of people and she was gone. I pray she will seek God.

This is my pray that the seeds we planted will grow. That God will do with them what he wants and I will not know until I get to heaven.
My life is in his hands I will do what he wants me to do, go where he wants me to go and say what he wants me to say. GO the harvest is ready!