A Heart Message

Southern Double-collared Sunbird (Cinnyris chalybeus) ©WikiC

“For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, … and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14 KJV)

Last weekend we had a great Missions Conference. All the missionaries that spoke were real “heroes of the faith.” Of all the Conferences at Faith Baptist Church, here in Florida, this was the best since we have been here. The Theme was For Such A Time As This! My heart was stirred as we listened to the heartbeat of these Christians who have dedicated their lives to go and reach others for Christ. Sometimes I grumble inwardly about having to fix problems on this blog, yet they have so many issues to deal with. They keep looking to the Lord to help them through. All the stories of problems and blessings from the Lord help us to remember that God is in control. Keep On, Keeping On!

On Sunday night, the final speaker was Mrs. Grace Fabian who was with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Papua New Guinea. She has written a book about all that happened to them while they were there. Her husband was murdered, yet she stayed on to help translate the Bible into the language of that tribe. I found two YouTube videos online that tell much of what she told us.

Check out: Part 1 – https://youtu.be/k5_5UHqwiv4 and Part 2 – https://youtu.be/6wI-FUjtwdg

So, what does all of this have to do with birds? One of the missionaries serves in Togo, West Africa. The Lethers family had on their display table a book of birds from Togo. It was opened to a photo of a Sunbird. Thanks to the Birds of the World blogs that have been here, I was able to immediately put a name on it. [The name was covered]

I was birdwatching at the conference. Most birders, after a while, notice photos or birds no matter where they are. Hopefully, you have become more aware of the birds around you. Whether they are in the wild, a zoo, or even in a book, your eyes will drift that way. Mine do.

Checking the Wikipedia list of birds in Togo, West Africa, there is a huge number of avian wonder in Togo. Here are just a few of them:

4 thoughts on “A Heart Message

  1. Yes, I’ve become much more aware of the birds around me since knowing you and your blog. I’ve always loved birds, but didn’t feel the kinship with them that I do now. And I notice so much more about them now. Thank you.

    By the way, I’m also grateful that you got me connected with Jacquie Lawson and her products. I’ve downloaded three of her interactive advent calendars, and I’m getting read to download the English Garden. Those interactive programs are such fun — for days and days.

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    • Thanks, Sandra. It’s nice to know that all of this is not in vain. As you well know, on your blog, you have written great articles and books that we ENJOY reading. It is not in vain.
      We actually went for a small birdwatching trip yesterday. First in a while. Stay tuned for future blogs about it.

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  2. What a beautiful array of birds Lee many I have not seen. Sounds like a wonderful inspiring conference. It is always amazing to hear the amazing action of the Holy Spirit when when we hear of courageous faith in action declaring the Good News of our Lord Jesus!

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