Thursday, May 22, 2014

London Piks

While we had a layover in London we decided to take advantage of it and rode the 30 minutes in to town. We saw Buckingham Palace, the eye, the Thames river, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and Picadilly Circus (which is like their Times Square. Below are pictures of the adventure. It was a bit tense finding our way around but the taxi drivers were quite helpful and kind. It was a great trip.The toes in the picture around Princess Diana's walk were mine and my fellow travelers Angie, Robin and her 8 year old son Luke.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


Last night all the elders and pastors gathered together at one of the ladies houses in the church for America it was wonderful to meet those who have been skyping with us and supporting us face to face after 3 years. The scenery is beautiful...
The middle picture with the red fence post is a place where they harvest sea salt. They put the sea water on the black tiles and when it dries they sweep up the salt. The tall grasses are sugar cane its a big crop on the island.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Conference Summary

These pictures dont really do justice to the conferencr because it was packed. There were probably 2000 people there from all over the world. Nations of people praising God together with all their hearts. The central themes of the conference were the giving of our lives for the cause of Christ and being free from the old covenant of law. Completely free in our hearts from sin. I encourage you to explore and see for yourself from the conference messages there the relationship between law and sin and how they go together. Also, how to be free from sin and how to walk in freedom from our past lives and present prisons of law. I was set free,encouraged and challenged.

Saturday, May 10, 2014


These are pictures of the church courtyard its a big place that the people of the church built with their own money and hands. The auditorium is huge and can seat a lot of people 2000 to 3000 I think. The hearts of the people here are very open and loving and it's good to see what I am a part of here in Mauritius. People are here from many nations Tanzania, Congo, South Africa, America, France, England, and the surrounding islands of Madagascar and Reunion Island. Its so nice to meet so many people from everywhere.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

more piks

This is café the dog and me and Noella.


Sorry these pictures are of the downtown, on the way to the market, Me and Doris, Little Micah and some patries yum!

Abundantly Blessed!

Above is a picture from the balcony near my room ...the window on the left.. Wow where do I start? The flight was long with many screaming babies but I had my earplugs and voila we made it here in one piece. The first day went like this... 2 guys from the church Brian and Oliver, picked up me and anouther guy, Danielle from France and brought me to my friends the Neeladoos. I was so blessed to hear that I was staying with them as I have a special place in my heart for them. Randy surprised Robin and Luke at the airport, he had rented a car and drove them to the house he was staying. It was so wonderful to meet the rest of the family...son Alex and daughter and son in law Sharon and Jonno and their little one Micah. There are guys here staying for conference and bible school Sheldon, Meowri, Lorik, David, Sheldom and another guy sorry cant remember his name ...they are all precious brothers mostly in their 20's. They are from Madagascar, France, England and Mauritius. I'm hoping to get a picture of everyone but its a very busy time and some of them are on the worship team which practices late until late at the church. What an awesome family of God I'm part of! Also on my first day hereI got the privilege of hanging out with Mrs. Neeladoo, Noella and a wonderful sister from a neighboring island...Doris...sweet sisters! The internet isnt very reliable because there are so many people pulling on it from here thats why I havent posted much and some of this my not be perfect beause Im hurrying. I want to upload more pictures but Im not sure how it will go. Yesterday, I had the privilege of going to another elder's house for dinner with the Neeladoo family and I ate beef tongue for the first ....and probably the last time....but I tried it non the less...wwhat an adventure Im on. That house was also full dont ask me all the names but they were great and we had a blast chatting and laughing even if most of it was in french...fortunately there was another sister from Boston there she has been here 3 years and could translate for me her name was Tatiana and the elder was Mark and his wife Millie, their two sons and a guy from France, two guys from Zimbabwe and another guy from Mauritius. Tatiana told us a great story about the monkeys in the backyard ...they live on the edge of a ravine...she's hillarious! Apparently she was sleeping outside and started to see one monkey, then two then three and more and more untill there were 15 and she ran screaming into the house and no one was there so they don't believe her...its better when she told it...too funny! Today we went to church and it was great to be in the house of God with everyone. Others had just arrived from our church in America this morning and they were in church...amazing ...I'm sure they are wiped out today! I finally met my pastor face to face today...what a blessing! They assured us that we will have a time when we can all be together...I'm looking forward to that. The house is quiet now much like oura house after church on Sundays. Well I guess thats it for now...more later love to all...Christy

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

I'm Getting Ready to Ride!

Have you ever been on a roller coaster? I used to love to ride them. You get in line to wait your turn and with each slow step the line advances, your heart starts to race a bit more as you anticipate the relinquishing of all control.

Finally, you make it to the top platform where you climb in and the harness comes down tightly over your shoulders...your heart beats faster until you think it will burst and with a jerk off you go!

Click, click, click, clack, click ...up higher and, what a view but don't look down!

Then your at the top and the car hesitates just for a split second .... that incidentally feels like an hour...then vrooooom down you go twisting this way and that up and down ....and my personal favorite the loop... weee!

Well, enough said you get my point, today I feel as if I'm in the line slowly making steps forward as I will be embarking on a journey to the other side of the world.  Lord willing, I am going to an island in the Indian Ocean called Mauritius.

It is where our church was founded and it is our annual conference time.  I'm very excited to be one of many ambassadors from our small Florida congregation.

I will be making posts along the way to share my adventures. I'm asking the Lord to do many things in me....oh, how I need to mature and grow deeper in my love for him and others.

More is to come and I can't wait to share.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

It's got me thinking...

Recently, the Lord has been challenging me to see people as he sees them.  He's opened my eyes to the lack of love I have for people and he desires to change this in my life.  I am confident that he wants to change this because he doesn't show us our lack just to leave us to our own devices to fix ourselves. He shows us what the need is then we work together with him to bring lasting change.

In Nehemiah chapter 1:4, I saw a clear reflection of the state of my heart.  As Nehemiah heard of the state of his people he was grieved, he wept, mourned and fasted for his people.   What love he displayed for his fellow man.  Would I have reacted the same or just remarked in momentary sadness.

Oh, that I could have the heart of the Lord for people.

Another scripture he brought me to this morning was Isaiah 25:8-9. This was another challenge from him for my heart's disposition towards God himself.  "...your name and renown are the desire of our hearts. My soul yearns for you in the night; in the morning my spirit longs for you..."  I'll be honest, God was the last thing on my mind last night as I surfed the net with diligence for something I wanted to buy.

Oh, how my heart needs to change.

Lastly, there has been something the Lord has revealed to me that has given me great victory and these are the words spoken from my heart as God revealed it, "God, I surrender to you and accept your will for me today, I trust you."  so simple and yet so profound as I truly accept his will for me today.

Thank you Lord, I am confident that you are changing me and I desire to work with you on these things which you have confronted me today...thank you for your love and thank you for your dicipline...grow me up:)