Sunday, July 31, 2011

Ethan's 5! Part 2

Ethan's 5!

Ethan celebrated his fifth birthday at Kizsports, BV II. the kids were playing at the playground for hours and were so sweaty, red and hot by the end of it all! They have boundless energy and they easily made new friends at the playground. We had ordered the kids' food from Fit For 2 opposite and so for the first time, the kids had no fries..he he. Ethan promised me that by 5, he would sleep with his brother in their own room. i kept asking him if he was going to do it and on his birthday, he saluted me and said "Yes Sir!". He really did at least till almost morning and then i heard the door bang and heavy footsteps into our room crying. Ah well, he did very well indeed for the first night. i pray he will be braver tonight!

Ethan seem to have some kind of growth spurt. He seems to like healthy juices which I blend now and today for lunch he even ate his garden salad. i hope that would help him shed some pounds. :) the other day I spotted him imitating Henry at his ab crunches. It was such a funny sight because his hands were not behind his head, just like Henry's, but just almost touching the side of his head. It reminded me how kids follow after their parents so if they are sporty, most likely your kids would too! Alas, Ethan tried rolling on the swiss ball like me and knocked his front tooth. Thank God it wasn't anything serious. Thank you Jesus. I like that he prays for me every time I cough. Today, he added something extra. He prayed extra loud as if he wanted so much for God to hear him. He would pray "Father God, take mummy's cough away and make her strong again in Jesus' name". I asked him to pray in tongues after that, thinking of Jesus and thinking of taking mummy's cough away. He had his eyes closed funnily coz I did not ask him to do that. So sweet. This boy really has a heart to pray. He really believes in the power of prayer. Praise the Lord!

Nic had mumps on Thursday and we all prayed for him. Silently, I declared that he is healed in Jesus' name. Henry said it is amazing how his mumps subsided so fast, just only after one day. We should not be surprised eh, because we are children of God and we can crush all fiery darts from the evil one.

Ephesians 6:16
"...take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one"

I was feeling weak and I knew I just have to go back to the word of God. After long day at the party yesterday, I just kept repeating God's words over and over again "By His stripes I am healed. You took away my infirmities and bore my sicknesses and by Your stripes I am healed. I thank You that You restore me back to health and healed all my wounds. When I am weak, I am strong. I am strong in Your mighty power. No weapon formed again me shall prosper, for this is my heritage as your child. Healing is mine". This morning I woke up much stronger. Praise the Lord! Still a bit shaky but much stronger. I was so touched during worship. There was this song that said "You are stronger, You are stronger, sin is broken, You have saved me". That verse spoke to me. Indeed He is stronger than this weakness that I feel and He has delivered me from it. I praise You Lord!

Thank You all for your prayers and also your generous blessings to us. We are deeply touched and we pray that your fruit will abound abundantly just like what the bible says. Thank you so much again. Henry says that because of your blessings, we may be able to buy another round of solamargine!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Update - SOCSO Invalidity Pension (Pencen Ilat)

Thank you so much for praying for us. I received a sms from Steven Lee to pray in agreement standing on Matthew 18:19:

"19 “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven."

The officer at the counter took my documents and discovered that I had not given any bank account details. SOCSO does not accept joint savings account or current account so we had to go out to open a bank account nearby. Thank God everything went smoothly and Henry had a parking space right in front of the bank! Then we returned to SOCSO and the lady informed me that it will take two weeks for them to review my documents as the officer in charge was on a course. Payout is at month end after approval. The first three months will be paid by cheque and thereafter it will be banked into the savings account.

Thank you Jesus for making it all so smooth for us. Thank you that You are my Jehovah Jireh, my Provider.

I exercised a lot yesterday and so muscles are aching now. I notice aching muscles tend to make me breathless because I can feel the muscles pulling when I breath hard so it gives me the impression of breathlessness. Even this is temporary and it has no power no dominion over me because God's words say that by His stripes I am healed.

Yesterday, I felt really good and strong. I have been feeling like that the past two days. Two days ago, I looked at the mirror and said to myself 'Way to go girl!'. I don't know. I really feel a turn around for the better! Later that evening, my friend said I looked good and I have not met her for past 6 months. Another girlfriend said the same recently and she said she was sincere. :) Praise the Lord!

Jonah 2:8
'They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy'

I see the 'lying vanities' as the lying symptoms - the breathlessness, achy bones and weakness. These lying symptoms want to discourage me and make me think I am deteriorating. Jonah was in the great fish's belly yet he called it lying vanities. Jonah chose to look at God instead and he said 'But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD.'
So, I do not consider how I feel or see, just like Jonah, but I choose to stand on His words instead that He is restoring me back to health and healing all my wounds. I thank God for healing me everyday. I do this so that I can just receive God's mercy upon me. These days, as I get up from bed, I don't immediately cough. Somedays I hardly cough. The weakness has almost left me. I feel strength coming back to my body. All this is by the grace of God. I receive God's grace because I am His child. He will never leave me nor forsake me. He is my Abba Father.

I loved Marvin's message on Sunday, a message of Grace. We just have to believe what Jesus has done for us and trust Him. It is not anything that we do, not works, not law, just receive His love for us. That is the beginning of seeking the Kingdom of God, a revelation that He loves us that much that He died once for all for the sin of Adam and everything else will be added unto us. We are made righteous again with God because of what Jesus has done for us. So, we just receive God's abundant provision of grace and His gift of righteousness and we will REIGN IN LIFE!

Romans 5:17
For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.

When we reign in life, everything will be added unto us even healing. Thank You Jesus. Thank You for all your provision, guidance and for healing me! Thank You for the support that is surrounding my family!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Invalidity Pension (Pension Ilat)

Invalidity Pension ("Pencen Ilat")

During the first bible class during the term break today, Ps Vernon ministered to us and he had a word for all of us. When it came to my turn, he said "Confusion is gone. You know what must be done.". My first instinct was "Er, I don't know" but when I got back to my seat, I decided to write down the first things that hit my mind, the things to be done.

1. Follow God's words to compare to what is hitting my mind.
2. Remember God's words are true. God cannot lie. What the devil says are lies.
3. Meditate on the following scriptures

Psalm 23 especially verse 1
"The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want."

Psalm 21:3
" For You meet him with the blessings of goodness;
         You set a crown of pure gold upon his head."

2 Corinthians 9:10
"10 Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness,"

Philippians 4:19
"And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus."

Philippians 4:15,17
15 Now you Philippians know also that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church shared with me concerning giving and receiving but you only...
17 Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that abounds to your account

The best part was Ps Vernon did not know what we (Henry and I ) had faced last night. Henry and I talking about finances which I know is the hardest topic in our marriage. I have seen how lack of finances break down relationships and it is so very hard to piece that relationship together.  Since I had resigned in January, I have no income and so, finances are very tight. And even tighter yesterday, I felt we needed to discuss and strategise. Immediately the cash flows flew out and there just appears not enough cash. I have learned so much from God and bible class he has put me to that it is now very easy to see where we can easily have a big argument. Praise God for His word to break the lies of the enemy.  If we look at our current resources, there is just no way out. But we have Jesus, and His words says differently and God never lies. God says He will supply all our needs, we will not be in want, when we sow, He multiplies us, when we give unto God, fruit will abound to our very own account. Of course I did not see all of these until I went for bible class this morning and what a blessing it was!

Henry and I prayed about it at the end of it and we prayed about the fears I was facing. I had been putting off writing to SOCSO for the Invalidity pension scheme. Henry had strongly felt this was God's way out for us. I felt that since their letter to me to grant me the scheme was in 2009, it seemed hopeless to write to them now in 2011, now that I have resigned. I should have written in January but there was always something holding me back until last night. Also, they wanted me to show proof that i had stopped work and to provide them with a Notis Ilat. I did not know what it meant. I thought they wanted the firm to terminate me and i was wondering how this would happen. My malay colleague finally helped me give SOCSO a call and they just wanted to see the firm's acceptance of my resignation. 

After we prayed, what I could not do in the past 6 months I did it in 30 minutes.

We are planning to go to the SOCSO this Tuesday and to discuss it with them. We seek your prayers that our discussions will be a success and they will indeed release us the Invalidity Pension to me with no problems.

So, this morning, when I attended bible class, Ps Vernon said he does not know why he is going off topic. He strongly believes in being led by the spirit and to be obedient so he helped explained how to overcome the feeling of lack and that God promises abundance. Henry and I were discussing about tithing. It would seem a challenge right, to tithe now but I challenged Henry that to overcome that, he should tithe even more.

Ps Vernon talked about giving and receiving. It is not the money that goes to church or even him personally but the FRUIT THAT ABOUNDS  to your account. But our eyes always seem to look at how rich the person had gotten but when we sow, we should sow it unto God. Pray before sowing and the figure He gives us, sow it. Then, He will multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness. Also, he warned us, it is not always in money form that these blessings flow in. Maybe that is why we are so disgruntled because we miss the many other ways that God has blessed us.

It was very enlightening this morning and I thank God for His word that came bso quickly through Ps Vernon that he  even had to go off topic. We were actually studying about dispensation of angels!

Praise God! Praise God! Thank you for your goodness, your abundant blessings, for your mercy upon us. Thank you Lord for everything! Amen!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Silly me

Silly me

I do realize something about myself. I don't observe myself much so much so even when I take good stuff I can't tell whether it works for me. I am amazed when people can explain a reaction from taking something. But it is something I am working on. I made a silly mistake on Monday and it stems from not observing and learning from the past.

I did this stretching exercise on the legs, the one that you stretch both legs out and then you fold one leg behind you. I had done a similar one like that before two weeks before but with one leg fold in front of me and the result was I ended up limping. The massage lady at the club observed me and she wondered why a young lady like me was limping and she ended up massaging me for an hour for RM50.  Little did I know she had been there for years and I also did not realize that the ladies bathroom had a neat little room with three exercise machines. It is really all part of fear. It is really so silly of me. Now that I am bold as a lion, the whole world is opening up to me. I had a great time talking to the lady, her family and the food she eats. She has a daughter as old as I am and then she realized I am not so young after all. Ha ha!

Anyway, so two weeks later, I did the same stretching exercise and immediately as I got up, I started to limp again and I felt so weak the whole day. Yesterday, I also came down with fever. It was such a hot day yesterday that I hid myself in the aircond room but to no avail. My body was still feeling warm. Ah ha! I must be having fever. So, I popped 2 panadols and I felt so much better and I started sweating so much.  Ethan was diagnosed with hand foot and mouth disease but the ones at the elbow is clearing off. Praise the Lord! I don't think I got it from him.

Anyway, I just want to say, I feel really good today. I am not limping anymore and I am not going to try that stretching again. Still, I need some stretching exercise for my legs! I know the holy spirit will lead me. 

This morning, during devotion, I hear Him saying to stay close to Him, meditate on His word, sing praises to Him. I started reading healing scriptures and played healing scriptures and even found a website that had a MP3 that I could listen to on a person's testimony on healing.  ( It really helps to listen to audio materials when i am weak because even putting the bible on my belly seem so heavy! I also need to live a normal life rather than just resting. Just go about the house and do stuff and move around. It is kind of difficult now because of the weakness I feel sometimes but today I feel there is a turn around. I do not consider how I feel but I continue to look at Jesus and confess His words, by His stripes I am healed.

Lord, give me wisdom to do the right things. Direct my path O Lord, in Jesus name I pray. Amen!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Update - The Pain Is Gone!

The pain is gone!

I am rejoicing at 3 am this morning (18 Jul 2011) because the pain from all the achy bones have left me. Last night we had a lovely birthday celebration for my mum at Oriental Banquet for her 70 th birthday. God's favor was upon us as I look back for the food was simply delicious, they had given us a room at no added cost,the service was excellent (we had our food apportioned the whole meal) and we even had a good time at karaoke at no added cost too!

However, I was feeling tired at the end of the dinner and even worse when I got to bed. Ethan prayed for me and then Henry prayed for me. Henry massaged my back especially the achy area while praying. He knows that God can heal me without all these supplements and vitamins, only God's creative word will do. And it did! Both of us woke up at 3 am, Henry because he suddenly had sniffles and I was awake because my heart was just full of praise for the pain that had left me. It must have been the third night that I felt all positions at bed time were uncomfortable and I have been tossing and turning a lot during bed time.

Today is day 6 taking solamargine. Earlier in the week I was still feeling breathless at times after I walk a short distance, some days i felt weak and it was discouraging me. The cough definitely has lessened. Praise the Lord! I felt the devil always had to cause some affliction so that I don't feel complete victory. Cough came back a bit more when I took Sabah snake grass on Day 2 and Aunt May said making some fenugreek tea would get rid of the phlegm. It made the cough more phlegmy though and Henry told me to stop taking the fenugreek. So I went back to cordiceps and the cough stopped again. Also, I did not take too much Sabah snake grass.

By Day 5, back ache was quite bad. Even in church yesterday, I kept rubbing my back and sitting at the pew was getting uncomfortable. I could not sit for the whole sermon and had to take a walk. Felt a bit weak as well but breathing is alright.

So, I am really rejoicing! All that pain has left me at 3 am this morning. I feel on top of the world and I have come downstairs to sing and praise God and thank Him for His miracle on me. Praise God! Praise God! I exalt Your name on high. Only You can do this Lord! Thank you for you are restoring me back to health and healing all my wounds. Thank you for answering our prayers! By Your stripes, I am healed. I will live and not die but declare God's wondrous works!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Update - Solamargine is in!

We just received the solamargine today by courier directly fromTaiwan where it is produced. So, I will start consuming it beginning today. I have been told to take 2 capsules 3 times a day for first 2 days and if there is no tummy upset, then it is alright for me to consume 3 capsules 3 times a day after lunch.

Praise God for His providence. It has been really so smooth getting this product. Aunt Faith herself was getting her own solamargine directly from Taiwan but there were some delays so we had expected the same. I just met the homeopathy doc last Thursday and already the product is in today. Thank you Jesus!

Thank you all for joining with me and praying for a miracle over the next 30 days. I thank the Lord that He is restoring me back to health and healing all my wounds.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Elpizo - My Hope Is In God

Elpizo - My Hope Is In God

During Elpizo yesterday, Ps Chew Weng's Chee of SIB talked about our Christian hope. The scripture he took us to was from Hebrew 6:19 which was also the memory verse for Boys Brigade. Nic had to memorize this verse and I remember I did not quite understand what it meant. The memory verse just says  "We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure."

Hebrew 6:19
We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, 20 where Jesus, who went before us, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.

When Ps Chew explained it, it was so simple and I wondered what I was cracking my head about. Earlier, Sheri was sharing we are not to just hope in God but to anchor our soul to God.  Ps Chew drew a a diagram to describe this. Normally, the boat's anchor is at the bottom of the sea, hooked to a rock so the boat won't float away but when we anchor our soul to God, we throw the anchor upward to heaven and it is hooked onto God. And in heaven, the bible says:

Hebrew 7:25
"Therefore he (Jesus)  is able, once and forever, to save those who come to God through him. He lives forever to intercede with God on their behalf."

Jesus is always there interceding with God on our behalf in heaven. That is how secure and firm our hope in God is! The reason why we have this confident hope in God is because i ) God said, ii ) God swore and iii ) God sent.

Hebrew 6:16,17
Men swear by someone greater than themselves, and the oath confirms what is said and puts an end to all argument. Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath.

God not only swore His promise to us, He sent Jesus to die for us so that we can be reconciled to God. 

Non believer's hope is based on circumstances. Christian's hope is based on God's promises. Non believer's hope is based on logic. Christian's hope is based on logos (God's words) and God cannot lie.

Hebrew 6:18
"... God did this so that we would be encouraged. God cannot lie when he takes an oath or makes a promise..."

My hope is not based on health food or nutrients that men swear by. Amazingly, Ps Chew said the same thing yesterday. Elpizo - my hope is in God, a confident hope, firm and secure.

I was asking Tina for Sabah Snake Grass during Elpizo and she taught me to just let as many people know that I needed them. By the end of the meet, Joanne came up to me and said her sis just called and asked her if she needed some snake grass. She thought of me to pass the extras to and this morning I just collected a whole bunch from her. We we're both so amazed and thankful to God and how good the timing was. It was not a coincidence but God's hand upon us. When we put our hope in God, we are never left ashamed or disappointed.

Monday, July 11, 2011

New life, new curtains

New life, new curtains

One Utama had an exhibition recently and MY Curtains impressed me because they were willing to come to my house to measure and advise me on the curtains that I need to be changed even though it is for only one of two curtains! 

The exhibition is finally over and today they came to visit me. I am gong to change some curtains that I see everyday and experience a new life! It turned out one of the lady's dad was also diagnosed with lung cancer. He was and is still a smoker, not on chemo and still alive and kicking. She did not seem too disturbed because he is already 70 plus. She said I am strong. Praise the Lord!

I found out today that what I had done for my curtains are a real mish mash. Ha ha. I might be good at blending curtains to the furniture but not too good with providing contrast. Henry has a better eye for this. Anyway, I am relying on a professional this time and she told me to go for contrast so that I can really experience a change. I am really looking forward to the finished product!

Update - Solamargine

Update - Solamargine

Henry's Aunt Faith told us about Solamargine and it is medically proven to work on particularly lung cancer. You can read about it here

Prof Kou from Taiwan established that the optimal quantity of solamargine (a natural herb) to consume is 800 bowls of boiled solamargine. This is not humanly possible human to consume but he managed to downsize it to 9 capsules a day. A course of it would be 270 capsules over 30 days and the cost is a whopping RM 4,800! It is terribly  expensive. Even if we could afford the first bottle, how could we afford the subsequent ones? Yet, I know God is Jehovah Jireh, God, our provider.

We met a homeopathy doctor, my very first. It wasn't a very pleasant one for me. I felt he was pushing me all the concentrated herbs that would do me good eg tycofinol, somenta, noni juice, solamargine and even chemotherapy all at once. I know he is Christian so I told him I believe in God, my faith is in Him. His healing can come through natural things, even a few blades of grass. It need not be expensive stuff. What if we do not have the money.  He was surprised I chose not to take chemotherapy even though he himself did not want his mum to take chemo when she had cancer and she survived!  When he finally realized my faith in God, he was burdened to pray for me and he did. Right at his clinic! It was a very powerful prayer for he claimed healing for me too. After he prayed, he said aloud to me that I will be alright. I claim it in Jesus' name. I take it as he prayed in the spirit, that is what he sensed from God. That was probably his best medicine for me! :) I was very touched indeed.

We are expecting the solamargine to arrive by courier tomorrow. Please join with me to pray for a miracle that with just this ONE bottle of solamargine, my body will be strengthened, the pain will be removed and healing will come quickly.

Henry was quite depressed after the session. He said all the feelings when we  first heard the news and talk of finances flooded back. I assured him that God is for us, He is God the provider. He can demonstrate his faith in God by trusting God and just giving a bit more than he usually does for tithing and watch God pour down His blessings from heaven. Henry has seen this before and I know he will experience it again. Within just a few days, not even having increased his tithe, he was beaming from ear to ear when he showed me that his monthly car allowance has doubled! Praise the Lord! We continue to experience God's providence in many ways. Like Elaine said to me, there is no need to worry of finances because we have Jesus. My hope is in God not on solamargine. Even without nutrients, He can heal me instantly but He does work through natural things. God is in control. He knows what I need.

When we trust in God, He directs our path and it is wonderful how this information on solamargine came to us. There are just so many treatments out there and not all may be suitable for us but it is God who will straighten our path.

According to Henry, 2 nights ago, Ethan was praying for me but he told his dad that since mummy is not coughing anymore, what is he going to pray now?! I smiled when he told me that. It is a sign that my cough has truly lessened. Last night, Ethan prayed to God for the pain to go away (discomfort from chest) and to make me strong again ( to strengthen my body). He is such a sweetheart. Previously, every time I coughed he would just ask God to take my cough in Jesus' name and this prayer has now been answered. Thank you Jesus! Thank you Jesus! I claim your promises that by your stripes, I am completely healed! :)

Matthew 8:17
That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bore our sicknesses

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Jeremiah 42:11 Do Not Be Afraid

Jeremiah 42:11  - Do Not Be Afraid

Jeremiah 42:11
Do not be afraid of the king of Babylon, whom you now fear. Do not be afraid of him, declares the LORD, for I am with you and will save you and deliver you from his hands.

I was feeling discomfort in the chest and fears started streaming in. It is the overall discomfort from achy bones after sleeping and discomfort in the chest. At 4 am today,  I woke up and I longed to speak to God but I was also feeling heavy and had to drag myself out of bed. I only got to the position of kneeling and so I prayed silently to God at my bedside while Henry and Ethan were fast asleep. I knew it wasn't enough, I really really wanted to talk to God as in crying out to Him, to state my case. So, I dragged myself downstairs. I started with singing praise to God but there seem to be so little air in me to sing but I persevered and the more I sang, the stronger I grew. Praise the Lord! I thanked God for healing me despite feeling so down this morning. While I was praying in tongues, I wailed so much. I told God, I  know I  am not against flesh and blood although the discomfort is real but I  am against the powers and principalities. I know in the spirit, I would  state my case and He would hear me because I was speaking to Him spirit to spirit. I asked God to strengthen my frame, to increase my honor and comfort me once again, to strengthen my spirit man that I may talk longer to Him. After quite awhile in praying in tongues, I saw the word "lemon grass" so I claimed that if I obeyed Him by taking lemon grass, my faith would increase as I see Him heal me. I went to the kitchen and made lemon grass tea and I prayed before drinking it. I looked up the bible and He took me to Jeremiah 42:11.

He told me not to be afraid of this pain, this discomfort. It is a lying symptom. He says He is with me and will save me and deliver me from the evil one. 

This morning, when I woke up, I did not feel the normal achy feeling like I did the past few days. Praise the Lord and for His healing hand! He is faithful and even the word I saw in my vision this morning was true - to take lemon grass tea. My faith in Him has increased, I remain steadfast in Him!

During church service, Pastor Lotz, a visiting pastor said he was led to change his sermon to 2 Timothy 1:1-7 particularly verse 7 "God did not give us a spirit of fear, but power, love and self control". And he started giving examples from the bible where it said "Do not be afraid". Tears started to flow. God loves me so much he even gotten Ps Lotz to change his sermon to speak to me not to be afraid. God is in the ship with me, the battle belongs to Him, He will save me and deliver me. Thank you so much Ps Lotz for obeying God and listening to the holy spirit.  Great things happen when we move in the spirit and our lives are changed.

It is the power of the cross, the power of the resurrection, the power of prayer that has strengthened me this morning. All glory to God!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Update - Nic and I

Update - Nic and I

Henry observed yesterday that I hardly cough these days. I noticed for the past two days too. I had more energy yesterday morning after I woke up. I was watering and cleaning the garden only to experience a very heavy downpour thereafter. I guess Father God is saying the plants need a whole lot of more water! I was moving about quite a bit yesterday and I think it was because I started out the early early morning with devotion. My bones were achy again and so I did a praise dance cum exercise to the Lord. I don't think God minds. He knows us in and out and even before we do anything.

I really felt good after that. I just want to thank God for restoring me back to health and making me stronger everyday. I thank everyone for standing in agreement with me that By Jesus' stripes, I am healed. Many times, we are taught to thank God only after we see improvement but the bible says even when we pray, we are to give thanksgiving to him together with our request to him (Phillipians 4:6). Also, when we pray, believe we have received it and when you stand in agreement with me, it is even more powerful because Matthew 18:19 says 'Again, I tell you if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be DONE for you by my Father in heaven'. Praise the Lord!

Thank you so much for praying for Nic for there has been improvement over the week. He came home telling us he likes his class monitor and wants to be friends with her. I am so happy he wants to make friends. On Saturday, during boys brigade, the squad leader for his team was absent so Nic was given the opportunity to be the squad leader for that day! Little things like these help build Nic's confidence. I thank the boys brigade for making Nic the assistant squad leader in the first place even though he is so quiet. 

Yesterday, during church, officer Karen told me he did a very good job on Saturday and that his whole attitude has changed ever since he was made assistant squad leader. Praise the Lord!

His English class had an open day yesterday and we managed to observe how he is at class. He listens very well but tends not to read so his teacher has to guide him instead. Teacher Ruth is very encouraging even down to the tone of her voice. Nic was very pleased to have us in his class. It makes him more secure I guess. It made me realize that the tone of voice is very important because the moment that Henry tried to correct Nic while teacher Ruth was not looking, Nic started his drama whine again in protest! I did not see that reaction with teacher Ruth.  So, now I know that we must speak to him in an encouraging tone even when correcting him. 

My aunt  Dolly just gave me a bag of noni fruits.  It is the first time I have seen what that fruit looks like. I heard it is a miracle fruit with anti cancer properties. Aunt Dolly told me that once the fruit is soft, to press the whole fruit against a strainer until the thick juice is squeezed out. Mix it with water and drink up. 

I tried it this morning but I mixed it with beet root, carrot, ginger, apple and pineapple just to mask the 'vomit smell' of the noni fruit. The smell is not too bad. Thank God! Maybe the next time I  will just drink it straight with water. It taste like lime.