Friday, November 26, 2010

Jessica is back!

How's everyone doing? ;)

Okay so this week my cousin Jessica came to visit our family! Jessica is probably my favorite cousin. lol! She is so much fun to be around, so naturally everyone was ecstatic. :) She lives in the San Fransisco area with her husband. She wanted to see us and also check out downtown L.A. She arrived early Friday morning. We went to many places and brought her to church on Sunday Morning as well. This was really special because shes been to our church before and I've seen God really touch her. She heard the preaching and came to the altar and prayed. She didn't receive the Holy Ghost but I know God blessed her for the faith it takes just for her to go to the altar. Keep her in your prayers everyone! :)
Saturday we took her to the infamous part of L.A. Downtown. Specifically, the Garment district. We had a really good time. All the walking can wear even the most extreme shopper down. lol It was crowded! (no surprise there) with very light drizzle. Every other little shop features a "representative" shouting, "5 Dollars, 5 Dollars, Everything five Dollars!" If you pay them to much attention it might start to annoy you. lol Then we capped thing off with a dinner at a Thai Restaurant(nuff' said) :)

That Sunday, after morning service, we took a trip to visit the Observatory. This brought back many memories of when I was younger because I was raised for most of my childhood in the city of Hollywood, CA. Memories of countless birthday parties, playgrounds, hiking (even though I was always on the hefty side) Would flood my mind. lol In 2004 the Observatory was shut down for remodeling. It didn't reopen till 2008. It didn't look much different then before(from the outside) But they added a bottom floor and really cleaned things up! the place was sparkling! :) It's no wonder that its the most visited Observatory in the world!

Jessica left early Wednesday morning, vowing she would shortly return! :)
I miss her already!
Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! :) Spent time with your natural family or even your spiritual family. I know most of us have plenty of left overs to feed an army. lol Take Care.
More in a bit....

Monday, November 1, 2010

Harvest Party 2010!

Hey Hey! :)

It's now offically November! This year has gone by SO fast.

This past Friday the youth of V.T. had our annual harvest party :) Let me tell you it was a success! It was simple, food and good fellowship! (what a combination) lol The Abarca's were kind enough to host the party for the 30 and some change that were in attendance. Bro. Mario Lopez fired up the grill like a seasoned veteran and we DUG in. :) The feast was followed up with games. We kicked things off with mad gab. Alicia and Anthony vs 10 other people. Lol they put up a good fight but eventually fell. Lol The skills and talents of the opposing team overwhelmed them. There were many memorable moments of the night. One of these moments came when Vivian, who I was sitting directly next to, began to call for me when it was our turn to put some points on the board. I quote, "Elias!!....Elias!!!?? Elias!!" Lol :0 for a moment I thought we were playing Marco Polo. We all had a good laugh out of it. Later towards the end of the party we gathered in the living room and played murder. I'm terrible at this game! & for those who are not familiar with the game, it starts off with everyone closing their eyes. A murder(s) is selected then everyone opens their eyes. The "murder(s)" then attempt to wink at the people he/she wants to kill, with out being noticed by others who are trying to identify the killer. Lots of fun. The time went by so fast and before you knew it everyone was leaving. Good times :) Now we will all be anticipating the annual Christmas party next month! :)

Update on revival!

Revival has been so awesome! Bro. Hyler III is very annointed and the spirit of God has been moving! People are being renewed and some recieving the Holy Ghost for the first time. :)
Alrighty Have a good day everyone!