26.03.2007 28 °C
Yesterday it was such a hot day, close to 30 celcius. Me, Carol, Andrea, Brock (a worker at Morning Star who is now a friend of one of the girls) & Robbie went to New Life Centre in Taylorsville. In the praise and worship the selection of songs were once again spot on with everything God has been saying to me over the past week. After the service I had a lengthy chat to the church's drummer, Alex, who apparently knows Jen Tucker (who I met at The Warehouse in Georgia!) Small world. I wouldn't be surprised if we met again at some point; there are many people like him that I've thought it possible to meet up with again in future e.g. Justin's brother Brendon who I met at dinnertime - he was pleased that I've been keeping Justin in check since the beginning of the school. Him and his wife have offered me a place to stay at their house in Moravian Falls! I really believe God wants me to be there at some point during my time here.
We went and had lunch at a Japanese restuarant called "Koto's", as we always do when we travel to Taylorsville for the Sunday service. That's when I discovered that I'd somehow managed to lose my wallet! The only reason I knew it was missing when it came to paying for my meal. Brock was kind enough to lend me $20 in the meantime. I wasn't so concearned about the money or cards, just the driving licence. On the return journey home, Robbie told me he'd received a prophetic word regarding the loss of my wallet - he told me that the enemy is trying to steal my identity.
When we arrived back at the cabins we found everyone outside the "guy's cabin" (where all the guys from The Cause live) after hearing the sound of drums resonating through the open air. Turns out there was a "talent show" in celebration of a joint birthday. The most enjoyable activities were those to follow: a water fight (guys vs. girls) and a swim in lake "Yoohoo" (named after a chocolate milkshake due to the colour of the water). I couldn't believe how warm the water was for once! Justin and I were determined to capsize the canoe when it was full of people - and that's exactly what we did! We then tried to see how many of us could get in the canoe and then intentionally sunk every so often on the way back to the main gazebo. Me, Justin and Kurt had to lift the canoe out of the water each time.
Afterwards I sat just outside our cabin and had some food and a warm drink to attempt to regain some strength and warmth. At tis point, I was told that I had a caller waiting on one of the girls' mobiles. On the other end of the line was Robbie - he told me that my wallet had been found at New Life and I'd be able to collect it Wednesday (at the showcase). It was such a blessing to know that God can and does return things to me just as easily as He can take them away, for our benefit. I feel His is also teaching me to increase in responsibility through losing the wallet. Ironically, I left the wallet on the back seat of the "Silver Bullet" (the 20 seater van we take to Taylorsville every Wednesday) when we returned home Wednesday evening.