Our Trinidadian Sis. Jasmine, (Pastor Jessop’s
daughter), lead us a stirring praise session to awake our hearts
and weary minds with; ‘You deserve the glory’, ‘saturate
me with your anointing’, and ‘open the eyes of my heart’,
followed by ‘God is a good God’ (He’s above, below
and beside me), ‘Glory Glory Lord’, for ‘Jesus
is the winner man’ and finally ‘we have the victory’.
Once we seemed awake our Sis. Stacy then stirred our hearts further
by challenging us to walk uprightly: focused being on Jehoshaphat.
With the help of God we to should seek to acquire and be as he was.
He had a strategic plan, he did not allow the world to dictate his
actions but he followed the will of God whole-heartedly. He was
against everything that God was against.
it was off to the River, in the initial stages it was to be Souffiere,
but due to the inclement weather we were advised not to go there.
I thought it funny though that while persons where hammering in
preparation, the Christians where listening to a different radio
program and was hanging clothes out to dry. So instead, off we went
to Richmond’s River. The journey we took to get there was
an act of faith. Abraham left and went where he knew not, and I
guess like us along the way there were challenges and uncertainties,
but the reward came when we reached.
river itself was an act of total surrender; “let go and let
God” came the cry from many. Down the mountain they came with
“bottoms” being massaged for free by the rocks. Those
who surrendered came three or four times, while others went once
or halfway. Yet some still stayed on the sidelines still not prepared
at the time to let go and dive in from the comforts. Then came our
custom made changing room, nature at its best, trees and grass,
oh what a long way we have come.
came the intimacy of bounding over a meal of: Calla Lou soup, chichi
cakes, with bakes and salt fish, the sharing thoughts, dreams and
ambitions in the family of God. In all the fellowship was rich and
enjoyed immensely by all. May we not forget the rich time and rich
lessons learnt at Richmond. Yet in the mist of this lesson came
one tiny question, could we have made it to the Souffiere and back,
is that not we had prayed about. In all lessons to live and learn,
homeward bound. Funny thing when did it become home? Hum?
That evening, devotions were lead by our Trini Sis.
Renelle: who has a powerful testimony of arriving with a brace around
her neck due to an accident the Wednesday before arriving in St.
Vincent. She was unable to move her neck, and her back ached in
great pain, but God. This sister was then healed during worship
the Sunday in Bequia. She now stands before us and encourages us
to use our gifts to the Glory of God. In order to love God you must
first love yourself and your brother. How can you say you love God
whom you cannot see and hate your brother who you can see?