Friday, 7 February 2014

Faithful Fridays~Dating

Faithful Fridays is a day where Christians can share there faith, a song, a bible verse, a bible study that you are working through or anything that God has put on your heart to share. You can go to Joy's blog Doodle Bug to get the rules and picture.
Last night at youth the youth pastor said a little thing about dating and I would like to share that today.
There is nothing in the Bible about dating. But really dating is pointless. I mean you waste time and feelings with someone you probably won't even marry. Just wait until you know that it is the person God wants you to be married to the rest of your life. God has planned out your life perfectly so just let Him take control, He knows what He is doing.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.
Proverbs 3:5-6

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Rachel Saint

  • She was born on January 2, 1914 in Wyncote, Pennsylvania to Lawrence and Katherine Saint.
  • Her brother was the pilot missionary Nate Saint.
  • Her first missionary assignment was to the Piro and Sharpa Indian tribes in Peru, but she felt like God was calling her to the Waorani.
  • In February 1955 she and Catherine Peeke went to a missionary station near Waorani territory.
  • Rachel started learning the Waorani language with the help of Dayuma, a Waorani woman who had left her people after a dispute and was sheltered by missionaries.
  • In January 1956, five missionaries in the area were killed by Waorani people, including her brother Nate Saint. As a result, she considered herself spiritually bonded to the tribe.
  •  In 1957 she went on a tour of the United States together with Dayuma, appearing with Billy Graham at Madison Square Garden and on Ralph Edwards' television show This Is Your Life.
  • In the summer of 1958 Rachel Saint returned to the Waorani in Ecuador with Elisabeth Elliot, the wife of Jim Elliot who was killed by the Waorani.
  • In February 1959 they were able to move into a Waorani settlement. Where the five American men had failed to gain entrance into the Waorani society, these two unarmed women (as well as Elliot's little daughter) were not perceived as a threat.
  • Rachel lived there for over ten years.
  • She died on November 11, 1994 in Quito, Ecuador from cancer.(1994-11-11) in       in

Friday, 31 January 2014

San Antonio Trip Part 2

 My mom suggested that I tell you guys some history of the Alamo and Custer's Last Stand so everyone understands it more. The Alamo was a war against the Mexicans and the Americans. The leader of the Mexicans was Antonio L√≥pez de Santa Anna and he had 1,800 men. The leaders of the Americans were William Travis and James Bowie and they had 189 men. The battle begun on February 23, 1836 and ended on March 6, 1836. The Mexicans won the battle and only had about 600 killed or wounded. All the American fighters were killed. For Custer's Last Stand or The Battle at Little Big Horn was a fight against the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes and the 7th Calvary Regiment of the Untied States. The leaders for the Indian tribes were Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, Chief Gall, and Lame White Man and they had around 900 to 2,500 men. The leaders for the Regiment were George A. Custer, Marcus Reno, Frederick Benteen, Myles Keogh, James Calhoun, and Bloody Knife and they had 647 men. The fight was from June 25 to 26, 1876. The Indian tribes won the battle.
Here are the rest of the pictures of day 2!
The second day we went to the Buckhorn Saloon and museum.  
Here is some history of the Buckhorn. Seventeen-year-old Albert Friedrich was a bartender at the Southern Hotel on Main Plaza in downtown San Antonio when he decided to open his own saloon across the street in 1881. He learned that many folks travelling off the dusty trail didn't have much money in their pockets. Albert had the brilliant idea to accept horns and antlers in exchange for a free beer or whiskey from his saloon. Albert’s wife, Emile got into the family business as well. She began to accept jars of rattlesnake rattles in exchange for a drink. She would use these to create works of art that can, to this day, be seen on display at the Buckhorn.
Albert made Teddy Roosevelt a chair out of horns. This is a wax figure of Teddy with his chair.
This is Buffalo Bill's actual gun. I love seeing the actual things that belonged to people in history!
In the museum there were a bunch of Texas Ranger artifacts and write ups about some of the famous ones.
They also had a bunch of things set up like this to make a little town. This I guess must be the newspaper office. I didn't see this one which I am really mad about because it looks really cool!
This is a telegraph office. You could hear the clicking of the telegraph machine from the outside which was really neat.
Sorry this one is blurry! It is the replica of Bonnie and Clyde's car that the Texas Rangers shot down. Yes that's me pretending to shoot it down.
This is the sheriff's office which I thought was the best part of the town! All the old reward signs were just to cool!
In the sheriff's office there was a jail sell you could go into. The door couldn't lock but I wish it could...
There was this bed in the cell even. It wasn't comfortable attall!
After the Buckhorn we went back the the River Walk to go on a boat tour.
On the boat tour the guy driving it told us all the history of the old buildings and churches. I didn't take a pen and paper with me to write down all what he was saying, but I should have. All the churches were really pretty.
The next day we left San Antonio on the airplane. It was my first time ever on a airplane so I was really nervous. But I got used to it and it was fun! So that was the trip to San Antonio.
God bless you guys!




Thursday, 30 January 2014

The Pony Express

  • It started on April 3, 1860.
  • It was founded by William Waddell, William Russel, and Alexander Majors.
  • They started it to deliver messages, newspapers, mail, even small packages from St. Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California.
  • Each trip took about 8 to 10 days.
  • There were stations along the way for the riders to get fresh horses.
  • An estimated 400 horses in total were used by the Pony Express to deliver the mail.
  • A Pony Express rider would change horses 8 to 10 times.
  • Either Johnny Fry or Billy Richardson are believed to be the first rider for the Pony Express.
  • Three of the most famous riders for the Pony Express were William Cody (Buffalo Bill), Robert Haslam, and Jack Keetley.
  • The Pony Express ended in October 1861. Telegraphs ended the need for the Pony Express.

Monday, 27 January 2014

San Antonio Trip

So in November of 2013, right around the American Thanksgiving, my dad and I went to San Antonio, Texas. My dad delivers trucks all across the States and it just so happened he had one for Texas which I have always wanted to go to. It was even better because he was going to San Antonio which has the Alamo! I LOVE the history of the Alamo and some of the people who died there, like Davy Crockett. It was my first time going to the States, that I can remember that is. Here are the pictures of the trip.

The first high light of our trip was going to the Custer Battlefield Museum in Garryowen, Montana. The museum was right on Sitting Bull's camp which I found really cool! We weren't allowed to take pictures inside of the museum, but we were allowed to take pictures of the outside.
This is the map of the Little Bighorn Battlefield. Well I guess Sitting Bull's Camp...
This is a grave of one of the men in the battle. He was unknown.
This is a statue of Geogre Custer.
And this is Sitting Bull.
This was inside the gift shop. I just had to have a picture with these guys together!
Now lets jump a few days right into the first day in San Antonio, Texas. There weren't to many other interesting pictures in between Garryowen and San Antonio.

This is outside of the Alamo. It is a statue of the famous men who fought at the Alamo and their names.
I had to have a picture of Davy Crockett up close!
Yep that's me in the bright blue facing the camera. This is the front of the Alamo. Again we weren't allowed to take pictures inside the Alamo.
Another picture of the Alamo. I was SO excited to finally be there!
This is a part of the Alamo. The Alamo was 4 acres so there was a lot of pieces of it here and there.
This building, a library, was a part of the Alamo. We were going to go inside but we had to make a appointment first and the doors were locked. The outside was pretty though.
Another part of the Alamo.
More ruins of the Alamo.
We decided to just see what the River Walk in San Antonio was like the first day and then the next day we would check it out more. Because it was really cold the first day to be walking outside. But anyways this is Crockett ST. on the River Walk.
I think I am going to have to post the second day in San Antonio tomorrow because I don't think Blogger likes all these pictures on one post. So tomorrow come back and read about day 2!


Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Scripture Christmas Countdown~Day 24

32 He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. 33 And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end."
Luke 1:32-33

Monday, 23 December 2013

Scripture Christmas Countdown~Day 23

And when eight days were completed for the circumcision of the Child,  His name was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb.
Luke 2:21