Today is Saturday. That is both good and bad. And let me explain: it is great because I had a wonderful free day with the Hillen’s after the end of the Bible Club. It also means I will see my family soon! However, contrasted to that it is bad because I really don’t wanna leave – I have loved it here so much!
This morning was actually different! I was able to sleep in later until about 9:30, and then I got up to a new breakfast! Today I had eggs, bacon, toast, and coffee! Reminiscent of home :).
Just like the ‘Ole South!
After breakfast me and Kieran played some Minecraft for a few minutes until it was time for us to go.
Today we were traveling up to Enniskillen, which is north of us. There we could view Lough (pronounced just like the Scottish “Loch”) Erne. It was an amazing time, but first we travelled to a shopping center to do a few things.
Enniskillen Shopping Center
At this center, Mrs. Joy looked around for a few things while me, Mr. Rodney, and sometimes Kieran sat down for a little while. In fact, I started getting drowsy, and so I decided to get a latte from the nearby Costa coffee shop in the mall.
After shopping, me and Kieran went into a nearby toy store and looked around for a little while. It was a pretty neat place!
We then went to a place north of the shopping center called “Tickety Moo”. Basically, it is an ice cream shop, but they have their own cows that they milk and then they make their ice cream out of that milk.
In fact, you can even see the cows getting milked!
Jersey Cows getting milked
It was quite neat! after that we stayed for a few more minutes and then went to look out over the Lough. The views were amazing as we went to two seperate spots – the Lough is huge!
Another view of Lough Erne
After exploring a little around these small areas that we stopped at, we then decided to travel to that Scottish restaurant McDonalds (which I still say is better than the U.S. ones as I will actually eat it here). While there, by coincidence and because Northen Ireland is small anyways, we met a lot of the team, save for the Beddingfields who were picking up Libby’s sisters who were flying in today.
After eating there, we then went home to rest for a few minutes. After resting for a little while, we then prepared to travel to the Hall’s house to fellowship with the team one last night. It was great fun!
View from the Hall’s house
The house was on top of a hill, and the view was amazing! It was a great time – we had pizza and played dominoes. What fun! It was a great way to spend one last night with the full team!
This trip has been wonderful. It has been amazing! There were so many times things could go wrong – the drama, the number of children, the activities themselves – and yet God didn’t let that happen! He has been in control of these two weeks and they have been wonderful! And luckily, I still have one more day with everyone before leaving on Monday. 😭
It has been great. Wonderful. Amazing! God has worked through us in powerful ways to advance His kingdom.
“And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.'” Matthew 28:18-20 ESV.
These words are so true – they ring in my head tonight! Even when things are down, when things don’t go the ways we want them to, when Satan pins us down and forces his deceit and lies upon us, it is amazing to see how much Christ’s body grows in the midst of that.
Unique to Christianity is the fact that we know that we have brothers and sisters in Christ on the other side of the ocean! People we have never met before share a common purpose: to know nothing except “Jesus Christ and Him crucified.” 1 Corinthians 2:2 ESV. Even oceans cannot seperate the body of Christ! That can even take your breath away – the largest part of the earth is not even a small barrier to the Love of Christ!
God is wonderful. We are His children, and we must stand up for Him and spread His Word no matter what! He is our all, our everything, our life! I am indebted to Him for eternity for giving me what I do not deserved and for standing in my place and suffering my own eternal punishment for me so that I might love! That is True Love! That Christ would die for us while we were still sinners!! It is our call to stand up for Him and to teach others about Him! Let us now stand up for the body of Christ and proclaim His Word to the world!!
“How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!'” Romans 10:14-15 ESV
To Him be the Glory Forever and Ever! Amen!