// News, updates, and other stuff...: March 2007

Thursday, March 22, 2007

This weekend, Steve Wohlberg

I am just posting this to remind everybody that Steve Wohlberg will be at the West Covina Hills SDA Church this weekend, March 23 &24. For more information, visit www.wchsdachurch.com. His series is entitled, "Islam, Israel, and Armageddon."

Sunday, March 18, 2007

4 in 1... in a very bad way...

I need to make this short and I will post more later. I ask that you please keep my family and "immediate-extended" family in your prayers. We have lost 4 family member in less then 1 year. We just laid our fourth family member to his temporary rest. It is hard. I know that I have not posted much in the past on this area of our lives in the past, but it has been one of the most, if not the most, challenging, faith testing, and hard things to go through. I know that God is in control and that nothing happens without His "O.K" , but there may be, and very well could be, others in my family that are wondering. I just hope that among all this that we all stay faithful to Jesus, and that for those who need to comeback in whatever way, and whatever distance to God, do. Thanks ahead for the prayers.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

News for March 11, 2007

March 11, 2007

A lot has happened since I have posted a lengthy post. So let us try and see if I can make one now, shall we?

Connected (Flame on)
Restoration 2007 has come to an end. (Aawwww...) It was fun this year, even though it was only 6 days. This year's the speaker was Pastor Ivor Myers. If anybody missed them, you can listen to them for free on the Restoration website, and on the Audioverse website. Creator's Call video recorded the meetings and they will be available on DVD soon. Maybe in a few days. If you would like to obtain a copy, go to the Restoration website.

On a side note, Pastor Myers will be one of the speakers at Southwest Youth Conference this year.

Creator's Call
Lots here. Programs are coming along. Now that we have our own equipment, videotaping is a lot easier. I just checked the website and we have eight programs that you can watch online.

Other stuff...
School does not start for me for another couple of weeks. I was hoping to finish by the end of the spring, but maybe by summer or fall.

My friend Mark finally has a Mac. Yay! Now all he has to do is get the programs he needs. Speaking of Mark, he and Martin both passed their nursing boards. Praise God! Now they can help reach out in two ways, physically and spiritually. Please keep them in prayer as they look for the right place for them to work.

My friend Tim bought a newer car. His old rice-rocket finally gave out. Even rockets can not be used always and last forever. It is a Nissan. Go check out his website and see.

Norman and Joelle are now engaged. From what I hear their wedding may be alot sooner than some think. I wonder what their kids will look like....

With today being the 11th of March, I am reminded that some friends of mine who are fourth year medical students will know on Thursday where they will be going for residency. For those who do not know what happens, every fourth year medical student goes and interviews at various hospitals to check out their residency programs. Long explanation short, they chose their top 10 choices and see where they end up. I hope all goes well for you guys!

Family stuff...
Normally I would start with this topic but I decided to end with this this time. It is almost be a year since my grandmother passed away after a long battle with illness. I miss her alot. It has been hard on my whole family, especially my grandfather.

My extended family has been through a lot over the past year. In less than one year we lost four family members, including my grandmother. Some may wonder why so many in such a short time. I do not know. However I do know that God is in control of everything, and that "all things work together for good for those who love the Lord who are called according to His purpose" Romans 8:28. And I look forward to the day when we will all be reunited in heaven!!

We all go through hard times in life, including losing loved ones. Some may be tempted to blame God, especially when losing loved ones. But I am reminded of the Bible says...

"Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? "
John 11: 25, 26

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Wayne Hooper. Composer

Many of us in the church know Wayne Hooper. For some, a personal knowledge. For the rest, and for all, we know him by the song, "We Have This Hope", as he was both the author and composer. Wayne Hooper passed away this past thursday, Feb 28 in his home. Wayne Hooper contributed very much to the church, especially in the area of music. We have lost a man who devoted so much to serving God through music. He will be missed by all.

You can also click here for more on him, and see a video tribute for him.

"...I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:"
John 11:25 KJV