Keep Seeking First God's Kingdom!
06.01.2014 - 08.13.2014
What a privilege to be a part of this summers International Convention in Detroit, Michigan! I was good to be able to visit and attend with all of my family. We did a lot to make the delegates feel right at home. For example, my mom was a tour guide for the tours at the Detroit Institute of Art, and Historical Museum. The brothers from other congregations helped them get to know the Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, and The Detroit Zoo! We entertained the delegates at our Kingdom Hall after service with lunch and song. I also learned that our brothers from Detroit (Motown) are extremely talented. We got to see them shine at the rehearsal night at our assembly hall in Belleville. We saw everything from a full orchestra, chorus, to opera singing! We were at the second convention at Ford Field and had 37,200 as our maximum attendance. It was such a joy to hear talks given by Brother Anthony Morris. He is from Saginaw, Michigan, but he and his wife have traveled all over the world strengthening the brothers. He was such a personable speaker that made us laugh. It was easy to feel the intimacy he has with Jehovah as he spoke and read His Word. Brother David Schafer, from the Teaching Committee, also visited Detroit and spoke very directly to all of us! I loved his blunt expressions as he helped strengthen our conviction that Jesus is the most qualified to rule God's Kingdom! Awesome, Unforgettable! There were several moments that brought tears to our eyes. Almost every experience shared was from one of the visiting missionaries, or special full time servants. Many commented that they love their assignments because they can enjoy service to Jehovah without distractions. They don't have to worry about houses, and cars, and payments! Freedom! And, truly the best life ever, in this wicked world!
Up the QEW, Ontario, Canada
A brother from our congregation in Mount Clemens, MI took a small group of us up to Canadian Bethel, and Niagra Falls in his RV. It was nice to be there again. I hadn't visited since 2006! What a joy to see our Canadian brothers working hard to further the good news!
New York, New York
My sis and I took a road trip to New York to visit our friends Rob and Fleurette who are working as volunteers with the Warwick Project. Try making it to New York without a GPS in this day and age. I remember getting around just fine before with printed out Mapquest directions, haha! But somehow this time we were mislead. Well after driving way too far into Pennsylvania we were grateful to have made it to our destination safely, finally!
We were anxious to see the two self- guided museums in Brooklyn; The Divine Name, and A People for Jehovah's Name. It was a such an encouraging visit! It's great to see the collection of our history by way of hundreds of photographs, documents, and objects from different parts of the world! Get there if you can! And while you're there try JOYA. It's an excellent Thai Restaurant just up the street! The best Thai food I've had in New York or California!
Thank you family and friends for the making of good memories!
These two months were just another reminder that Jehovah's organization is a united brotherhood all working toward the same purpose! It was nice to visit the Mount Clemens Congregation and once again feel their undying support! Thank you all!