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We invited our dear friends from church to come over for an afternoon of food, fellowship, and a short devotional challenge.
~But before they came over at church that morning the choir sang a special during the service. ~
Knowing that the young people were coming over to our house...
I didn't have a clue how many to plan snacks for, so I planned for around 40.There ended up being 36 of us. =)
On Saturday I made 3 batches of brownies and 3 batches of Laura's lemon bars. The only problem was that I only had ONE 9x13 dish to bake them in...so it was an ALL DAY affair. =)~
I made 3 cheese balls...PRAYING that the young people would like this "VERY American snack!"
Thankfully, Jesus helped and I think the majority liked it...for they ate 2 cheese balls and started working on the 3rd one before the evening was over. =)
One person asked for the recipe and another told me that it was Addicting. =D ~
Phillip gave a short devotional challenge about Lot making WRONG decisions which made him lose his family (his wife, sons-in-laws to be, and later on his 2 daughters sinned and their sons became the heads of 2 wicked nations), house and possessions, and later his "position" in the city of Sodom Gomora.
When Abraham gave him a choice of where he wanted to move, he didn't consult God...just lifted his eyes and saw what LOOKED like the best choice, and moved there. Originally, he was in the plains, but eventually, he moved his family SMACK DAB INTO the middle of the wicked city of Sodom and Gomora.
Phillip challenged the young people to always consult God before making decisions, for God knows how things will turn out. What "seems in the human" to be the right decision, might just be the RUIN of us or our family!
Jesus really helped Phillip and his little talk was very good!
Here Phillip is talking in Spanish and Caro did a great job translating what he said into Chinese. ~
It was such an enjoyable afternoon, and we trust it was profitable for the Kingdom as well!~