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Sunday, August 06, 2006

some good news

I wanna tell you guys about something that happened to me today...so here it is:

today was Eric's b-day party at the Gilbert's house. (the good stuff happened after though...and that's what i'm gonna tell ya about)

so me and jc were getting ready to hop in the car and leave for home when i see three guys...probably about 13-15 years old...they were playing soccer, and you know how much i love soccer (i think). and i wanted to play with them a little, but i had to go home...all of a sudden, i had the thought that God wanted me to talk to these guys and play with them...i told myself that i needed to get home and jc was begging me that he wanted to leave now...so i leaned against the car and prayed. i asked if God wanted me to talk to these kids...and he said yes...i was kinda anxious. i didn't know what to say, how to start off a conversation that could possibly turn into a God-conversation...i was really nervous and didn't want to go (and i did want to go...if that makes any sense)...but as i started to walk over there, i was probably 15...20 ft away and i said, "So...you guys play soccer, eh?" (totally God) so i got to talk with them a little...i brought up the mission trip by saying that there were tons of guys that were really good in panama. they asked what we did there...at this point i got really excited and thanked God for this opportunity... so i told them that we went to help the people and show them God's love and care and His desire for His love to be returned by the people (I didn't say it exactly like that...just getting the point accross) and john (one of the three kids) was like, "so you're a missionary?"...and i was like...uhhh...yeah, pretty much...and then we got to talk about some other stuff that doesn't really matter...

but the whole point of this conversation was practice for when i get back into school...i didn't get to talk to them about Jesus and how he died for us and how much he loves us (except in my explanation of what we did in panamana)...but i don't think that matters too much...i got a little practice out of it...and i got to kinda hint about it...

sooo...my first whole day back was pretty sweet...

see ya'll sometime soon
Tim? out.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

YO!!!

hey guyz...short update(sorry)
first, i went to garden valley, tx to train and get to know my team...they´re amazing.
left for panama on thursday(?)...stayed in the senior pastors house, then left three days later for La Paz...today (saturday, 24th)...freeday in panama city...
met some really cool people in La Paz (means the peace)
sorry for the quickness...gotta go...
i´m having a blast and it´s soooooo cool here...i mean...hot, not cool...but you get the point.gotta go now...keep me in your prayers.
Tim? out.
p.s the keyboards here are really hard to type with
bye now

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Panama...Here I Come!

ok, guys...i know it's been an extremely LONG time since i've updated...sorry about that...
i'm updating now, because i (think i) owe it to you guys...especially because my flight to Dallas, Texas leaves in about 10 hours (my first couple of days are spent in Texas for training)...and that means i won't be able to update (or see you guys at all, for that matter) for the whole summer :(
i just want you all to know that i'll miss you guys immensely...mucho a lotto...
i'll update as much as i can (if possible)...if i can't, just talk to my parents...they should be able to tell you what's going on.
so, right now, i'd like to thank everybody who helped me out...whether with their prayers, donations, or just simple encouraging conversations and advice...i'm not going to list everyone, for fear of leaving someone out on accident...but if you supported me in any of these ways, my thanks...mucho a lotto...and i'm thanking God for giving me this awesome opportunity to serve others and grow in my walk with Him.
...man...i don't really know what to say...i'm gonna miss you guys this summer.
just...have fun...and keep me in your thoughts and prayers...
luv ya'll, and see ya at the end of the summer!
Tim? out.
p.s my flight leaves in 9 and a half hours
...and...if i die in panama, hayden gets all my...
...remains...

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Can't think of a title...

Hey, guys, wutz up?...man, i'm soooo bored...
school today was almost slow...well, it didn't seem to go as fast as it usually does...sorry I haven't updated in a while...
well, as most of you know, i got to preach sunday...not really teach, just tell about my mission trip and some extra stuff...let me tell you just a little about it:
It was NERVERACKING!!! I was sooo nervous! I was sweating so hard! It seemed like my body was on fire!...and after...like, that night...i was trying to think of possible reasons of why I could've been so nervous. 1 idea hit me:...i forgot to pray before-hand...huh...just how nervous I was...I also forgot to pray at the end...oh, man...
the night before, i had practiced it all. The whole thing took about 30 minutes when I practiced it...and i actually had stuff besides what was on the projector...I just forgot it when I needed it. lol
...and before, when Kent Rathjen gave me the really cool rock, I couldn't really think of what to say...so I just stuck with the traditional "thank you", and tried to get a look of deep thought and gratitude on my face...that part wasn't too hard, just kind of awkward.

Ok, so, I hope I can count on all of you to pray for me while I'm on my mission trip...well, you don't have to wait for me to leave for it; you can pray for me any time you want to.

oh, yeah...about that movie... ...Phantom of the Opera... ...I had to remember the name...about that, I'm entitled to my own opinion, and it doesn't have to be the same as yours...and it probably isn't...

Leaving you all with this happy thought...
see ya'll tomorrow at y.g
Tim? out.

Friday, April 21, 2006

omg!

OH MY GIZOSH!
i am so BOOOORRRRRED!!!!!
6 minutes til the next class starts and i have (had) nothing to do...til now.

ok, so over the last two days...
total chaos at my house.
it...sucks...
well, it's over now, so it doesn't really suck any more...just til sunday when my parents will be reminded that me and jon don't have to go to work...or maybe just me...jon might get his job back. lucky him
well, sorry this post is short...and such a drag...
i guess what i'm trying to get to is:
please pray for me and my family...it's kinda strained...
i gosta go now
thanx
Tim? out.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

HAPPY EASTER!!!

wut up g's?
so yesterday was ali's and my b-day party...it was so fun.
I got lots o' cool stuff - a spanish/english dictionary, money, a giftcard and... ...i don't know if any of you guyz have heard of this movie?? king kong? ring any bells? i don't know. really cool movie.
and it was really kinda wierd...it was Mrs. Roberts' b-day also?! that's a kowinkeydink, idn it? (my southern ebonics fore ya)
well, seein' how it is Easter, i got this story (again from an e-mail)...and i read it.
and now YOU get to read it.
ok, here it is. (by the by, this is kinda long...so...)
reall cool

DO YOU BELIEVE IN EASTER?

Edith Burns was a wonderful Christian who lived in San Antonio, Texas.
She was the patient of doctor by the name of Will Phillips. Dr. Phillips was a gentle doctor who saw patients as people.


His favorite patient was Edith Burns. One morning he went to his office with a heavy heart and it was because of Edith Burns. When he walked into that waiting room, there sat Edith with her big black Bible in her lap earnestly talking to a young mother sitting beside her.


Edith Burns had a habit of introducing herself in this way: "Hello, my name is Edith Burns. Do you believe in Easter?" Then she would explain the meaning of Easter, and many times people would be saved.


Dr. Phillips walked into that office and there he saw the head nurse, Beverly. Beverly had first met Edith when she was taking her blood pressure. Edith began by saying, "My name is Edith Burns. Do you believe in Easter?"


Beverly said, "Why yes I do." Edith said, "Well, what do you believe about Easter?" Beverly said, "Well, it's all about egg hunts, going to church, and dressing up." Edith kept pressing her about the real meaning of Easter, and finally led her to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.


Dr. Phillips said, "Beverly, don't call Edith into the office quite yet. I believe there is another delivery taking place in the waiting room.


After being called back in the doctor's office, Edith sat down and when she took a look at the doctor she said, "Dr. Will, why are you so sad?
Are you reading your Bible? Are you praying?"


Dr. Phillips said gently, "Edith, I'm the doctor and you're the patient."


With a heavy heart he said, "Your lab report came back and it says you have cancer, and Edith, you're not going to live very long."


Edith said, "Why Will Phillips, shame on you. Why are you so sad? Do you think God makes mistakes? You have just told me I'm going to see my precious Lord Jesus, my husband, and my friends. You have just told me that I am going to celebrate Easter forever, and here you are having
difficulty giving me my ticket!"


Dr. Phillips thought to himself, "What a magnificent woman this Edith Burns is!"


Edith continued coming to Dr. Phillips. Christmas came and the office was closed through January 3rd. On the day the office opened, Edith did not show up. Later that afternoon, Edith called Dr. Phillips and said she would have to be moving her story to the hospital and said, "Will, I'm very near home, so would you make sure that they put women in here next to me in my room who need to know about Easter."


Well, they did just that and women began to come in and share that room with Edith. Many women were saved. Everybody on that floor from staff to patients were so excited about Edith, that they started calling her Edith Easter; that is everyone except Phyllis Cross, the head nurse.


Phyllis made it plain that she wanted nothing to do with Edith because she was a "religious nut". She had been a nurse in an army hospital.
She had seen it all and heard it all. She was the original G.I. Jane. She had been married three times, she was hard, cold, and did everything by the book.


One morning the two nurses who were to attend to Edith were sick. Edith had the flu and Phyllis Cross had to go in and give her a shot. When she walked in, Edith had a big smile on her face and said, "Phyllis, God loves you and I love you, and I have been praying for you."


Phyllis Cross said, "Well, you can quit praying for me, it won't work. I'm not interested." Edith said, "Well, I will pray and I have asked God not to let me go home until you come into the family."


Phyllis Cross said, "Then you will never die because that will never happen," and curtly walked out of the room.


Every day Phyllis Cross would walk into the room and Edith would say, "God loves you Phyllis and I love you, and I'm praying for you." One day Phyllis Cross said she was literally drawn to Edith's room like a magnet would draw iron. She sat down on the bed and Edith said, "I'm so glad you have come, because God told me that today is your special day."


Phyllis Cross said, "Edith, you have asked everybody here the question, 'Do you believe in Easter?' but you have never asked me." Edith said, "Phyllis, I wanted to many times, but God told me to wait until you asked, and now that you have asked..."


Edith Burns took her Bible and shared with Phyllis Cross the Easter Story of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Edith said, "Phyllis, do you believe in Easter? Do you believe that Jesus Christ is alive and that He wants to live in your heart?" Phyllis Cross said, "Oh I want to believe that with all of my heart, and I do want Jesus in my life." Right there, Phyllis Cross prayed and invited Jesus Christ into her heart. For the first time Phyllis Cross did not walk out of a hospital room, she was carried out on the wings of angels.


Two days later, Phyllis Cross came in and Edith said, "Do you know what day it is?" Phyllis Cross said, "Why Edith, it's Good Friday." Edith said, "Oh, no, for you every day is Easter. Happy Easter Phyllis!"


Two days later, on Easter Sunday, Phyllis Cross came into work, did some of her duties and then went down to the flower shop and got some Easter lilies because she wanted to go up to see Edith and give her some Easter lilies and wish her a Happy Easter. When she walked into Edith's room, Edith was in bed. That big black Bible was on her lap. Her hands were in that Bible. There was a sweet smile on her face.


When Phyllis Cross went to pick up Edith's hand, she realized Edith was dead. Her left hand was on John 14: "In my Father's house are many mansions. I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also." Her right hand
was on Revelation 21:4, " And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes, there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying; and there shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away." Phyllis Cross took one look at that dead body, and then lifted her face toward heaven, and with tears streaming down here cheeks, said, "Happy Easter, Edith - Happy Easter!"


Phyllis Cross left Edith's body, walked out of the room, and over to a table where two student nurses were sitting. She said, "My name is Phyllis Cross. Do you believe in Easter?"

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

my b-day

ok, so, yesterday was my b-day...
i'll just give a quick update about it...
i stayed home and read and played videogames...need for speed most wanted... ...cool game...got pretty far...pretty cool...
and i went to walmart to get a b-day present for ali...didn't find anything, except a card.
picked up the guys from school and did nothing the rest of the day.
OH! i got out of doing dishes for dinner!
and my palm pilot came in the mail...it works!
i got some money in the mail...$42 in two checks...well, one check and some cash.
gotta go, see ya'll tonight at y.g
luv ya'll,
peace out,
Tim? out.