The America I know – 2012

July 4th Fireworks

July 4, 2010 was when I was introduced to WordPress when the seed for starting a blog was sown.  July 4, 2011 I was looking forward to the cruise to Alaska with Max Lucado and Don Moen and this year July 4, I am taking a reincheck of The America I know.

To me, America  is happily represented by it’s icons, God’s beautiful creation in nature,  history and people I have come to know  from afar  and as I travelled from East to West and from South to North of the Great country over  many years, missionaries and pastors who taught me the Word of God and showed love to foreigners in strange countries, colleagues I worked with for many years, and those the Lord has drawn miraculously together in ministry at ChristianBlessings.

This happiness, however has been marred by such sickening stories in  newsprint, cyber space media, and stories of blatant defiance and tauntings against the God I love , His Word, principles and values and His children in America.   Many say this unthankful, ungodly and anti-God  behaviour will bring the judgment of God on America.  God have mercy on those who are His enemies, that nothwithstanding,  their eyes will be opened and they be drawn  to the love of God.

What are the symbols of America I hear about ?

The National Anthem – The Star Spangled Banner

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJaHewTVNgs&feature=related

God bless America

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJNqep77vBw&feature=player_embedded#!

America the beautiful

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7Wt4XlXUrc&feature=player_embedded

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”
Abraham Lincoln

A soldier’s song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvmAhJUBvb0

A glimpse of the future – Star-Spangled Banner

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5gkkBtRK_U&feature=related

God Bless the USA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rM_tDB8OZok&feature=player_embedded#!

These  are the Americans I have known and love in Christ, have come to know and hope to  know ..givers , senders of the Gospel of peace..following after their Heavenly Father, proud of their Father  and thankful for His grace and mercy in their lives……

- the late Rev Lula Baird, my spiritual mentor, an American who gave her life as a missionary and pioneer church planter, among the Chinese people in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cuba and USA and left a rich heritage among her spiritual children. The Lord must have been so proud of her when He took her home when she was just one week past 100 years old a few years ago.

- Pastors McGrew, McComber, Nolan, Seaward, Busby, Cavaness, Baker, Moore,  and others I may have forgotten, AOG pastors whose lives  God touched and who in turn touched our lives in  Singapore .

- the many evangelists among them Rev Dr Billy Graham, several other evangelists like Hal Herman, Valdaz, who held city wide healing campaigns in the 1960s to bless the sick and sinful peoples  in Singapore and from surrounding  Indonesian and Malaysian  islands,   para church pioneers to Singapore, Joe Weatherly from Youth for Christ, Don Hardy from the Navigators , one called Gates who started  the Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship in Singapore,  and  many missionaries and Bible teachers from all denominations

- many American colleagues , many who love the Lord and are good examples of Him,  from all  organizational levels of  the number one  company I worked for

- and for today, I honor our  American family and friends (among other international members) from ChristianBlessings – Uncle Milt, Aunt Audrey, Patsy, Pastor Rick and Paula, Art and Marty, Ron and Juli, Debra and her husband,, Christina and Mark ,  Anthony and  Diana, MT and TC, Drusilla, Greg and Laurie, Granbee and her husband, Steven, Pastor Rob and Eva, Pola Muzyka and those whom I have just got in touch with for ChristianBlessings, such as Wayne Stiles, Darrell Creswell and others  I hope, in the days to come to be acquainted with,  as we march forward together in the Lord’s army to faithfully fulfil the Great Commission to the ends of the world and more importantly to be people who live out His Great Commandments of love to God and man,  until He comes. I thank God for every one of you, for your Contribution to ChristianBlessings, your prayer support, your fellowship across the miles, inter- continental and in cyberspace. You represent the among  best of  America to the rest of the world.

God bless America and every American I have been associated with and been blessed by. May I too be a blessing to you and your families in Christ and those in need of a Saviour,  today and in  the days ahead. Happy 4th July, 2012.

How are we representing the Kingdom of Heaven and Jesus our Lord?

Evelyn Goh
ptl2010

P.S. I want to thank the people at WordPress for making all this blogging possible year round, and keeping the environment safe. God bless them too and draw them to Himself.

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Jesus Christ is Lord. Praise The Lord! May ChristianBlessings impact a minimum of one soul for eternity every day from 22 July 2010, with 100% increase each passing year. Glory be to Jesus!
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8 Responses to The America I know – 2012

  1. Rob Barkman says:

    I thank the Lord for His opening the door to minister through Christian Blessings. May the Lord continue to show His grace and mercy to the CB ministry as it seeks to glorify and honor Him.

    • ptl2010 says:

      Thank God for you Pastor Rob and your commitment. The Lord’s will be done every step of our way to reaching those who need the Lord.

  2. writinggomer says:

    Thank you Evelyn for this post. Thank you also for the opportunity to be a part of this team.

    It is my unceasing prayer that the US will wake up and smell the coffee. Many are led by the world and all it has to offer.
    I pray daily for a spiritual awakening in the U.S., but also the world over. That many more may come to the saving knowledge of Christ, before the end of their lives, or the end of all when He comes.

    I am honored to be a part of Christian Blessings and happy to be here. I feel we are all an outreach to a needy world, and an encouragement to one another as Believers. May we all continue to be blessed in our efforts to reach out and bless others through Christ.

    Blessings
    Greg

    • ptl2010 says:

      It is good that we are in the body of Christ world-wide for together we are stronger to stand and to win the war with our Lord Jesus Christ as our Leader. United we stand and divided we fall . Praise the Lord we are privileged to be in the Lord’s army.

  3. As an Aussie I suppose I would have to say I don’t know America very well, but I would also have to say that I have met (and worked alongside) many Americans who have impressed me, as have many on-line friends. I say “Happy 4th July” to all.

    (Since my eldest son has now lived and worked in New York for just over a year, and intends to stay there, it is possible I will be visiting there sometime.)

    • ptl2010 says:

      I hope you will have the opportunity to visit New York. My first trip there was one fearful trip as I was nearly mugged and only the Lord saved me. My second and third trips were enjoyable and very interesting. It was good I did not allow the first trip to haunt me on my second and third trips.

  4. rickroehm says:

    Honored…Rick and Paula Roehm

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