Monday, June 25, 2007

It's A Beautiful Day

It’s a beautiful day today because the Lord has made it! What a pleasant day to see all the plants and trees so green and also my vegetables are thriving. I got lots of tomatoes now in my backyard garden and I will harvest them soon. My squash have lots of flowers now and also my cantaloupes, string beans, and bitter melon. I already harvested a couple of my eggplants and cooked them with eggs. My hubby love it. Sometimes while I’m tending to my veggies, I talked to them to yield more fruits. My lettuce are now growing, also my broccoli, cucumbers, bell peppers, collards, radish and carrots. I’m glad that my labor of love for my veggies did not go in vain.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Summer Camp

Last Thursday, I had the chance to go to the summer camp for the kids and teenagers in the church at Royal C Ranch in Eufaula, Oklahoma. Erica invited me to go with them so even just for 2 days I took the opportunity to go cause I’ve never been to a camp before. Bro. Jesse, Ms. Carroll, Erica and I left Wichita Falls at 6:00 AM and it was a four hourdrive to Royal C Ranch. When we were already in Oklahoma, it started to rain but I thank God because there was no rain when we got to Eufaula. The kids and teens were already having fun playing games when we got there. I was glad to see my friend Sofia and also the kids. At first I was just watching them but then I got curious so I tried the rifle range but unluckily, I missed my target many times. Then we went to the archery competition and I also tried it but since it was my first time to do it, I missed the target just the same. It seems easy while watching others doing it but in actual, it’s not especially for first timer like me. There were many activities there like singing, games, preaching and also eating. The preaching was good, it really blessed me. There was also a preaching competition for the boys and it really amazed me to hear those young boys preaching the Word of God. Many kids got saved and accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior. There were also young boys who made a decision to surrender their life to preach and others to be missionaries. As young as they are, they have decided to serve God and that’s the best decision they have ever made.

I believe that most of the kids who went there were not the same when they went back home because the Lord has changed their lives. It was a five day camp for them and others don’t even want to go home yet. It feels so relax to be away from all the busyness of life and just stay there in the camp, seeing nature, the animals, and most especially listening to the songs, and preaching. I decided to ride the bus with the kids going back home. This evening service, Bro. Jesse asked some of us who went to the camp to give a testimony in front of the church. At first I was hesitant to go and speak infront of the congregation but Bro. Jesse kept asking me so I decided to say yes. With God’s help I overcame my shyness and just went infront and gave my testimony about my experience in the camp. Actually there were three of us Filipinas who attended the camp, me, Liza and Sofia but they went there ahead of me. They also gave their testimonies and so did the other adults and also the kids. If I’m not mistaken there were about 45 people from our church who went to camp. God’s willing, my husband and I plan to attend next year’s summer camp. Here are some of our photos. The rest are in my photo album here on the left side.






Saturday, June 23, 2007

I'm Back...

Hello everybody! I’m back. I attended a summer camp in Eufaula, Oklahoma with the kids and teenagers in our church. It’s a great experience and since it’s getting late, I will just write about it tomorrow. They just fixed our phone line which wasn’t working since Thursday due to the storm that hit our city for the past few days. I’m glad I can surf the net again, he-he-he! Until then. May God bless us all.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Celebrating Father's Day

To all fathers, Happy Father’s Day! I just wish my father is still alive so I can say these words to him. I do miss him and also my mother but they went to be with the Lord already. My hubby and I was surprised when his oldest daughter, Shelly called yesterday and told him that she and her family will be coming to spend this day with us. They arrived this morning and they went with us in the church. All the fathers were asked by the preacher (Bro. Jesse) to go infront and they rendered a song. Then Bro. Jesse preached a good message entitled "Heavenly Father’s Day". He said that we should surrender our soul, our life and our will to our Heavenly Father.

After the service, Robert treated us to Cheddar’s. That restaurant is really busy, a lot of people were there. I think the main reason is they have good food and also their price is reasonable. We enjoyed the meal and my hubby and I was so delighted because we celebrated this day with Robert, Shelly and Josh. After we ate we took them to the park and had sight-seeing and took some pictures. We had a good time. After that, they headed back to Cleburne. Why is it that the day goes by so fast when you’re having a good time? Anyways, here are some of our photos taken today.









Monday, June 4, 2007

My Plants

We have lots of rain this spring and it made me glad because it’s beneficial to my plants. My flowers are blooming and my veggies are so green now. I have few tomatoes now but not yet ripe and 2 eggplants and my cantaloupes have flowers but no fruits yet. I still have a lot of seedlings that I need to transplant like cucumbers, radish, lettuce and carrots. I’m just waiting for my hubby to dig the soil so I can plant them. This is the first time that I try to plant these veggies and I’m keeping my fingers cross that they will grow and do good. Our four pecan trees at the backyard are now having pecans unlike last year when it was so hot that it did not make any pecans at all. I hope this year, we will gather a lot of pecans so I will make more banana pecan bread or muffins. See the photos of my plants below.






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