Tuesday, July 25, 2006

The Velcro Wall

Doesn't that look fun? This is Austin. There was a street party uptown this past weekend. It was sponsored by one of the area churches. It was used as a ministry for young people. Everything was free. There was lots of blow ups things, hot dogs, chips & pop, music, and the local Christian Music station was broadcasting live from there, and giving away things. It was fun. Rob wasn't really up to going, but we did. They boys enjoyed it. I didn't really get many pictures, but here are a few. Austin really enjoyed this velcro wall.

We ran into a man that we've known (not extremely close) since we had moved here in 1997. Rob was sharing with him the testimony of where God has brought us from. He got so excited, and went on to tell us that God had laid us on his heart back when we first moved here. He prayed that we'd be delivered from the bondage of legalism. Then, when he found out we'd left our organization, he said he continued to pray for us, that we'd not fall into the "lawlessness". Isn't it amazing that God gave him a deep burden for our family, and he didn't even really know why. God is so AWESOME!!! He was so excited to hear the things that we've come through, and what God is continuing to do in our lives. After Rob talked to him forever--he was very thankful that we'd gone uptown to this party, becasue he'd never have had the conversation that he did had we not gone. I love to look back at the day and see how God was in every part of the day. God is so faithful.


Overwhelmed! said...

How neat! I've never seen a velcro wall before!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and posting a comment.

I hope you get the chance to meet some of your blogger friends one day too!

Heather said...

How fun!!!

Karen said...

Melissa...I was so grateful to hear about Rob's encounter with the man who had prayed for your family. I feel honored to be a friend who prayed for you too...it's so exciting to see God's work in your lives!

Love in Him...Kare

Heather said...

God is soooooo good. Thank you for sharing that!!

A Bishop wife said...

I admire you.

I know you are a working mother and yet your family seems to have so much time togther and do so many fun things. You seem to have such a good marriage too.

I could sure use some help from someone like you. I am not managing
the whole working and being with the family thing to well. Seems I am always tired and out of sorts on my days off.