Monday, October 02, 2006

Happy 57th birthday Germany!

Tomorrow´s a public holiday, 3 October is the day to commemorate the reunification of East and West Germany. I didn´t even know the date until I came to Germany and realized that its a public holiday. So nice to have Stephan with me and we´ve got an activity-packed day tomorrow. We´re having brunch with Stephan´s cellgroup followed by dinner with the youth cell at Evy´s place (cluster leader). Feel a bit apprehensive but somehow excited to see who the youths are finally. Met 1 or 2 of them in church, Stephan knows their parents... but haven´t seen the whole bunch yet. Pray that God will calm our nerves and just use us to be a blessing to the youths.

Last Sunday message was by Bayless Conley - a very renouned Tele-vangelist from the US. and he spoke about expecting great things from a great God. That´s so amazing, cos a few days ago, I received another email from my friend, Ai Ling from YWAM which talked about the same thing of not limiting God by our expectations. So, its definitely God´s rhema message for me. The gist of the message from Bayless was to 1) Ask God 2) Ask more from God 3) Remember God´s goodness and past blessings.

So, what have I been doing? I´ve gotten into the routine of exercising with Stephan, we jog once a week and swim once a week. I´ve also met up with my father-in-law Werner once, to go swimming and he has been my driving instructor. So thankful! We´re going to be driving more on public roads since I think what I need is to boost up my confidence - I´m like a timid mouse on the roads in Germany!

Close shave
I drove back from church yesterday and guess what? I accidentally put the gear to reverse when I stopped at the traffic junction. To make matters worse, I was on a slight slope. So, when I pressed the accelerator, the car started rolling backwards! I panicked and so did Stephan. He immediately pulled up the handbrake and thank God he did! I thought that I was not giving the car enough acceleration and wanted to press the gas even more. Man, it scares me when I still think about what could have happened. And yes, there was a car behind me... quite near too.

Anyways, THANK GOD for His hand of protection on me and Stephan! Werner drove me to this place called Schloss Solitude last week, before I practised driving in the traffic practice park. Oh, its AUTUMN now! So so beautiful, the leaves are starting to turn red and I can´t wait to see how full-blown autumn is going to look like. Afterall, this is gonna be my first autumn ever! Share some photos of Autumn to share the envy of you guys....hee.

That´s me in my new Mango jacket. That´s my cool father-in-law, Werner!

That´s the Schloss (castle) in the background where dignitaries are entertained, similar to the Istana in Singapore

A tree in bloom in early Autumn

We also had our first breakfast guest on Sunday, Cristina - I met her 2 years ago in Germany before she went to Cambodia for missions for 1 year. Now, she´s going to Afghanistan and she will be involved in street children ministry.... So amazing, admire her faith in God and her testimony of hearing from God is so mind-blowing! She´s about a few years older than me.

We had cell group last Tuesday where she shared her testimony and we had a round of praying for her ministry in Afghanistan. We thought it was over already when Hartmut(Evy´s husband) said that he had a sense that God wanted Cristina to speak into the lives of some of us. So all us continued sitting around Cristina. I happened to be sitting directly behind her and honestly, I thought "I´m a visitor in this cell, so if God speaks it probably would be to other people in this cell" I even told God, "Ok God, I´m open to you, but I choose not to be disappointed if You don´t speak to me". The next thing that happened, Cristina prophecized over another lady and then over me. She said that God said, "Priscilla, my daughter...." and I totally didn´t understand anything else cos it was all in german.... But I could really feel the presence of God so strongly in that place.... it was a similar feeling to when I was touched by the Holy Spirit during YWAM.

Stephan translated the rest... it basically went, "Priscilla, my daughter you are exactly where I want you to be right now. Its not a decision made by man , but by God that you are here. Trust me that I will help you to adjust into Germany, that you will be able to adjust in smoothly. I will show you the path to take, so that you know that is exactly where I want you to be in".

I was so so so so so so super touched by God! There were about 15 people in the room and God spoke to me! Plus, it was so exactly what I needed at this point in time! I have not met up with Cristina at all since I came to Germany, so there was no way that she would have been able to know what I was going through! Thank you so much dear Lord Jesus! Can refer to my post on September 21 and God really answered the cry of my heart!

4 comments:

Puppy's Multitasking Dream Brew said...

Wah hengz! I remember the time I was driving in a little car up a steep (and busy) slope with 3 other friends. suddenly the car packed in and stopped, and started rolling backwards. I almost died in fright - finally 2 of my friends got out, and the car managed to go up the slope. A big hint for them (and me!) to finally go on a diet hehehe :)

Priscilla Tews said...

Hi Emily! Hey, yah man... thank God! Really scary! Your car stalled on a slope? Ohmigosh... that must have been super super duperly scary... u are so brave! Wah.... can´t be u all are heavy leh... only 3 ppl.... how old is yr car? hahah... maybe it needs servicing?

June said...

the Mango trenchcoat!! =) it's a gd buy!

Priscilla Tews said...

Hi June!

How´s life post-world bank meeting? Heehee. Yah! I love my trenchcoat and am so glad that I bought it! =) Yay yay!

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