Me an Evangelist?
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations... Matthew 28:19
I had the most wonderful and awesome worship experience on Amtrak between San Antonio and Chicago on my way home from Arizona this past weekend. There were a group of Korean missionaries traveling the United States blessing the cities and the Christians of this country. One of the women of the group had been in Israel and felt called to perform this mission. So here they were traveling on the same Amtrak train as I. After performing a blessing at a stop, they were standing outside my door praying. I asked if I might say a prayer of blessing for their mission. Their blessing ceremony had been very moving to me. Afterall, how many missionaries come to the US or see the US as a mission field? They explained that they felt the US christians are being persecuted and needed to be blessed. Again, I requested to pray a blessing for their mission. After praying, one gentleman named Sing took my hand and placed it over his heart and began praying and weeping. He explained that he felt I was a woman truly from God. Wow! But the experience doesn't stop here...oh no!
The next day we stopped in St. Louis where they again performed their blessing ceremony. After leaving, St. Louis they were in their room (which was 2 doors down from my room) singing beautiful songs in Korean. The car attendant stood there with me listening to them. The singing was absolutely beautiful. I couldn't help myself...I just had to knock on their door and ask if I could give them another blessing for their mission. We by this time were not too far out from Chicago. Sing took my hand and invited me to sit with them. He began interpretting everything of their worship for me. How awesome is that? Out of the blue one of the other fellows says he had a vision for me....for me? Oh, oh. His vision was that there would be a christian man will come into my life that will love me and take care of me....hmmmm. Nice thought. Then everyone laid hands on me and began praying. Sing began weeping again. I patted his hand and told him not to cry. He told me that God had let me survive great tragedy so that I might be an evangelist and witness as I was to them. Me an evangelist?????
...endure hardships, do the work of an evangelist,... 2 Timothy 4:5
Now today I have all the cartons to unpack containing my birthday stash, LQS purchases, quilt tops, completed UFO, Indy's placemats and pillowcases, all my online orders from Connecting Threads, Nancy's Notions, equilters, Quilt ina Day, and PetMeds, plus excess clothes I shipped home, I think there might even be some purchases from the Antique Market in Chandler in one of those cartons too. No worries...I'm getting help with all the unpacking today from a new quilty friend from the Ohio Quilters who doesn't live far from me. A huge thank you to Brenda and a big bear hug too.
Another big thank to Mother Nature for the relatively warm and very sunny homecoming and for the bright blue skies too! And two days in a row yet!! Yea!!!
Well, the sooner the unpacking starts, the sooner I can get sewing. It's good to be home again!