I woke up feeling very poorly, must’ve been something I ate last night at the banquest. Wasn’t sure I could make it through but JM is on the d/l list right now so I thought I’d give it a try. So, so glad I did.
Class went well enough, the guys were in a mood. Not sure what mood it was but a couple of them really wanted to get their points across. Now that I’ve gotten some guys to talk, I need to work on controlling it in a focused manner. At any rate, it’s good to hear them talking about their views, much easier to see where they are in their walk.
The worship service today was indescribable. The pastor turned the entire service over a Margaret Nicole, an escapee from Communist Bulgaria in 1981 who was allowed to come to our country under President Reagen’s orders allowing persecuted Christians the same access to refugee status as other groups. After hearing her today, I’m even more thankful that Ronald Reagan became President of the United States. She is/was a world class violinist both behind the Iron Curtain and in the free world before changing her focus to missionary work, specifically providing Bibles to Bulgaria and training for pastors there. Since she began in 1993, her work has resulted in almost a half-million Bibles being distributed in Bulgaria.
She told of her parents and brother being beaten, imprisoned and ultimately martyred for their beliefs. She gave a personal account of what it was like to live in a society that was not free. Several times during her talk, I found tears streaming down my cheeks, thankful not only for my God but for how he is using Margaret Nicole to spread His message of love for all peoples. This is my first attempt at streaming an mp3 file from this site and I couldn’t think of anything more deserving to send around the globe.[audio:margaret_nicole_02_18_07.mp3]