Sunday, February 28, 2010

date night

Mom and Dad are very instrumental in our date. They gave us season passes and are now able to enjoy each others company. We have not had a date like this for some time now and I promised Heather that I would set aside time for her to do this.

Then God had us enjoy the company of some we have not seen for a while. It was fun and was a blessing to spend some time with...
... Mike and RJ. Then Leon came from work and joined the fun. We were able to introduce RJ to one of the more enjoyable shows that featured the late Michael Jackson aka Captain EO.
We of course come to Disneyland with agendas... our favorite snack: corn dogs... new friends i.e. George. He reminded RJ and Heather of carpet...

and of course...ride the best ride in the park, Tower of Terror.

We had a great day. We were able to see God's goodness and grace to us by giving us friendships. It is amazing that even when friends that love God who have not been able to spend time together can immediately be able to catch up with each others lives & to be reminded that God places people in our lives for us good, for us to see God's glory. I was able to and I am blessed to have friends that love to serve God and point others to Christ.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

What might be to come...

If this is God's will, then this will be the site of our next 3-4 years. With our acceptance to this school, we are able to plan more concretely this next "dance" Heather and I will experience. This would entail leaving our home of southern California and trading it for a small, low key area; we would be away from what we are comfortable with, we would be farther away from friends and family...this would definitely stretch both of us and it will help us to rely more on each other for support. I know that it will be different and at times tough but praise God that he gave wrote 1 Corinthians 10:13. He will not give anything that is too hard for us to experience and better yet, he already provided a way of escape. So, what's really there to worry?

We are both looking forward to this part of our life. I am definitely blessed that I, Eleazar, will not have to go through this alone. Heather has been a blessing and she continues to show me God every moment I am with her. To God I am very thankful for her.

So back to Le Tourneau...

This is all over the speaks of their moto: Every workplace, Every nation. We like their focus of training porfessionals that will make an impact to their workplace in order for them to reach the nations. That is definitely the shift in my mind when it comes to missions: there are so many people around us, especially in big cities like Los Angeles, that are unreached people groups.
Le Tourneau's statue...and below, these are some of his inventions...
Then this will be one of the airplanes I will be able to eventually fly, quite exciting...

there is something else that I will be looking forward to is local cuisines. I love hole-in-the-wall restaurants. And Heather can testify that Bodacious BBQ is awesome! Better yet, it is affordable and it is across the street from campus.

Overall, we are excited. We just have to visit one other school and once we hear their answer, we would be able to finalize the plans. Please pray that we trust Christ in this time. Thanks.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

God's Answered Prayer

I know that this has been overdue. So many things has happened and I am blowing by so much memories & experiences; I have failed to look back and savor the blessings that God has given me and Heather. At times I feel that I am "bothering" people with my thoughts or updates but that is wrong! God wants me to be open and share what God has done in our lives...we are works of art of a great master painter...just like art, it is not to be left in the closet. This is what I feel I have been doing. Reflections, the time to analyze and learn of God's goodness in the different experience helps me, and will help us, to not be ignorant of God. My life is "busy" so I say, that I forget the one who has saved me, the one that has given me the joy and oppuortunity to live free. Jesus Christ saved me to show his glory. So...let my relearned think express itself today: God has given us another stepping stone for us to jump you can see from the picture, I got accepted into Le Tourneau University in Longview, Texas. Thank you friends and family that have encouraged us with your words, actions, and prayers. You have been instruments of God's grace in our life to point us back to Jesus.


PS- look back to what God has done for you and share it with will humble you and help you to see God's goodness.