Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Recent happening #2

Now this folks, was an answer to prayer!

This boy's name is Matthew. He doesn't live out here, he lives in North Dakota. His Grandparents are a faithful couple in our church down here. He visits every summer and stays out here with his grandparents. Last time he came down he received the gift of the Holy Ghost at Camp (PCC) with the evidence of speaking in other tongues. But his dad didn't like the idea of him getting baptized. So sadly he wasn't able to be baptized. But ever since he left back to ND that year, we've been praying for him. Well he recently graduated and was coming to visit his grandparents for a month and a half. And we just so happened to be starting revival with the Willison's like the day he arrived. And we had church, like a lot. Haha. I felt like that was good for him, because well a lot can happen in a month. Especially if we're having church Wednesday night, Thursday night, Friday night, and both services on Sunday. And the fact that he is now 18, which means he is allowed to be baptized because he can make his own decisions now. Was a really good thing!
So we've been praying even before he arrived here that he would really give God his all, and surrender his own will and desires and be baptized and renewed in the Holy Ghost.

Well God answers prayers!!!

We baptized Matthew in the precious name of Jesus and he was renewed in the Holy Ghost! To God be the glory!

I'm proud of this boy. He told us one of the reasons why he wanted to be baptized was because he was just tired of the sin he was harboring in his life and he wanted a way out of it. He wanted to get away from everything. And he thought the best way to do that was to be baptized, and he was so right! There's no better way to get rid of sin than to have your sins washed away and have God clean you up and change you're life for the better.

Matthew had to leave back to North Dakota but he's supposed to move out here this March and that will be really good for him. A good solid church, godly influences, a godly environment and him living with his grandparents will really make it easier for him to live for God! I'm thankful, God's done great things! I'm excited to see what He's going to do next!

-Trin :)

Friday, December 1, 2017

Recent happenings

I'm been so, so busy! And it's crazy because Thanksgiving has already passed!

I just want to say God is doing great things here in Oakley!
We're in Revival with the Wilson's and God is doing such a work! It's so exciting to see new and old people come in, and just really be touched by God. Just seeing hungry hearts being filled and lives being changed is so amazing!

I'll first start off by talking about Harry, (we call him J.R). My mom invited this man not to long ago and let me just say, he has such a strong hunger for God.

He has M.S and it comes in many different types of forms. It has effected him, but he has been so faithful to the house of God. And he is just so hungry for God to do something in his life. We had church prayer recently, and I heard him just sobbing and crying. If I remember correctly he was saying, "God please change my life, I give you my all. Take everything, help me be a good father to my kids. Bring them to church." It was heart felt. He's so willing.

He testified one of the nights and I don't remember all of it but it went something like this, "I don't like being at home. My family is so negative, and they put me down. It’s hard and I try to get away from them. He went on and said but when I come here, (he started crying) I feel like family. You all treat me so wonderful and I feel like this is my home”.  That just touched my heart. I felt like God was going to do something. He doesn't just ignore a hunger for more of Him.

A couple weeks later, God did do something! We baptized J.R in the precious name of Jesus! Let me just say it never gets old! That was one of the most touching baptisms I've seen.

 Before he went under the water, he was just crying. He really wanted God to change his life. He was telling God he surrendered his all.

And as he came up out of the water, he received the gift of the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in other tongues! Thank you Jesus!

I'm excited to see what God is going to do next! It's so great to see God working and changing lives!

So that's it for now, I would put the other half of my post but I don't want it to be too long. So keep on checking for "Recent happenings #2"!


Friday, October 6, 2017

Heart of Oakley festival

Hey y'all! Okay seriously this time! I'm going to keep up with blogging. Haha

So every year our city (Oakley) puts on a little festival. I don't know what it's for, but our church usually has a booth set up for outreach. It's really fun actually! We have people fill out Bible study surveys, and try to get people to come to our church!

This is what the booth looked like. It was better looking in person.

If you look closely, you can see the star of this picture. The flower. Lol
That balloon flower took so long to make! I was seriously proud of myself for making it!

High five Trin!

You know what's funny though, The pride of making that dumb balloon flower got to my head. Right after I made it I was all showing everyone, and then this little girl comes up to our booth and out of all the balloons we could have made she wanted MY balloon flower! I gave it to her. Haha

Moral: don't get a big head about things you make. They're not that cool. Lol.

I think this is when my finger started to bleed.

I think it's funny, Like what in the world her finger started bleeding because she tied to many balloons? Hahah I guess those balloons meant business.

Sasha, getting her finger workout. Lol

Bell, Jen, and I.

Okay so after my fingers almost nearly died from tying all those balloons, I decided to help Sis. Connell. All we had to do was give out free waters. We started to get bored using the same line over and over (Free Water!) So we go creative. Haha
"Free Ice water!
Get your Ice cold refreshing water!
Zero calories!
Low fat!
Vegan water!"  

Haha some people thought it was funny.

Us girls.

Lol can you see what I'm holding? 
Yeah I bought one. They are actually pretty entertaining! 

This pic was taken during our break. We were so tired! You don't even know. Haha

My flower.. Hahah

Okay so this young boy walks up to our booth with his friend. He was looking at our booth with curiosity. He asked what church is this? Sis. Halstead told him and then he asked where our church is at. She told him. He seemed interested. (And little boys don't really do this). Then she asked do you guys go to church anywhere? And the boy answer and said yes... my dad is a pastor at Golden hills. (I was like woooow.) I really got my hopes up! Lol I thought this little boy was interested in our church. But no his dad is pastor at a church that doesn't even have the full truth! Haha. (Okay Sorry, I thought that was a little funny).

I don't know why,  just seeing kids hungry for God and having a desire to please Him. Touches my heart. Because they have so much potential, and when they're young they are so open to hear, receive, and believe. And to see God work in kids and plant them in the truth, will help keep them when they're older. Just seeing God use them when they're young is precious to me.

But anyways, after a very hot hard working day, we had a successful outreach. 135 surveys done! My fingers hurt. But the pain was worth it! I'm excited what God is going to do! We have hungry people out there, and I just pray that God uses us to do his work.


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

I just want to say,

I love the Church! I love my church family. I love my "youf" group, they mean so much to me. More then they're ever know! It's just such a good life living for God! I'm thankful for our fellowship! I don't why I'm saying all this... but sometimes it's just good to look back at what you have and be thankful.

Monday, July 24, 2017

A thankful mood

Hey! I know, I don't know why I can't keep up with this blogging thing! Lol

But I just want to say that today I'm just in a thankful mood!
You know God does so much for us and he blesses us with so many things that sometimes we don't even realize it! Sometimes we sort of forget, we might just get so caught up with life and things kind of just ware us down. but I don't ever want to forget the things God does!

Today I'm just so thankful to be apart of the church! The church is a safe place, it's a place dedicated to God! I'm thankful for the people of God. Those who have helped me, and prayed for me.
I'm thankful to have had the hand of God on my life. That God has kept me.
I'm thankful for our fellowship, for Conferences that have impacted my life, messages that I held on too, and services I have never forgot. I'm thankful for the Ministry. For men of God who know how to follow the Holy Ghost and will preach what you need to hear, not what you want! For my pastor and his family. I'm thankful for songs that glorify God. For God's Word, that it's alive! I'm thankful for the truth and for the Holy Ghost that fills us with joy unspeakable!

I'M JUST SO THANKFUL! God has been so good! And there is so much more that I'm thankful for!


Monday, July 3, 2017

Pacific coast camp update

Okay I'm sorry! It's every time I get back from a conference I just lose track of blogging! But I'm back now and I'll put up pics from camp! Let me just say Pacific coast camp this year was just awesome! It was such a good year! This would have to be one of my favorite years. Like everything was just bomb! The services were so powerful and there was such a deep move of God. People were lingering in the altars responding to what God was doing. It was just so right and so wonderful. We had services where people were being changed, making commitments, dedicating, and consecrating their lives to God. And that's so precious to me. All the memories, the laughs, the dumb stuff you do when you haven't had much sleep! It was just a good time! Even the food, it was pretty good! I didn't starve the whole week like pass years! Lol Anyways the 4th of July is tomorrow and I'm going on a hike! Lol I know it's random. But pictures to come soon! And I won't forget this time. Haha


Monday, June 12, 2017

Hey! We had such a good move of God Friday night! It was one of those services where there was no preaching. God's presence just swept the place. We were all weeping and praying, just touching God. I'm thankful that God knows what we need right when we need it! I'm so thankful to be a part of the church!
That night we didn't even expect it to happen we thought we were just going to have preaching and a good altar call, like usual services. But God wanted to do more! His family came up and sang a song, then they sang another song, then another one. Then Bro. Salava got up and said "Saints, we don't usually do this. My wife and my daughter keep on playing because God wants to do something here. I don't feel to preach tonight. God wants to sweep through this place. He wants to touch someone. Keep on worshiping! Let God have his way." And God did! I'm so thankful for man of God who follows the Holy Ghost! God is so good!