Today we experienced why America is so great and saw firsthand how people will help total strangers and come together.
While camping at beautiful Lake Hemet about two hours East of Los Angeles, this morning there was an incident that made my heart stop. At 6am this morning I stepped away from my campsite and my 18 month old Maltese puppy named Blessing followed me without me knowing. I stepped away for less than 15 minutes and when I returned to camp, he was gone. I frantically loooked for him, calling his name. One by one, people I had never met got out of bed to help me. We searched over 600 tent and RV sites by car, golf cart and on foot. Everyone came together to help because this happened in their community. After three hours of searching I came back to my tentsite and we prayed together, then we reached out to our family and amazing prayer group. I have not seen people taking care of people like this in a long time, i had given up believing people like this still exist. Through this time, i felt tremendous peace, when i would usually be panicked and upset. I knew God wanted me to turn to Him and rely on prayer to see Him moving here at camp.
Marina went to put up a Lost Dog sign on the bulletin board and at that moment the phone rang. "Hi Sunny, I have your dog". It was Edward, the kind gentleman who had picked him up thinking he was lost. Edward came back to the site to meet me and I was finally reunited with Blessing!! I tried to give Edward some money but he refused until i insisted and made him take it. I had forgotten how good people are and I thank God for showing that to me again.
God Bless America and Happy 4th of July!!
새벽에 QT한후 자고있는 축복이를 텐트에두고 샤워하고돌아와보니 그자리에없어졌다
온동네를 다니며 축복이를 부르는소리에 잠을깬 주민들이 새벽부터 일어나 몇시간을 손수찿으러다니는 모습에 너무 감동...
3시간이 넘도록 축복이를 찿아다니면서도 신기하리만큼 마음이 편하고 기도중에도 주님의 뜻이라면 보내겠습니다라는 고백을했다
그리고 5시간후 축복이를 데리고 있다고 걸려온 전화한통.... 그는 이른아침 강아지를보고 누가 데리고 갈까 걱정되고 캠퍼사람들을 깨울수 없어 1시간거리에 선약이 있어 일보고 다시돌아와서 주인을 찿아다니던 에드워드....그는 주님이보낸 천사다.....많은 주민들이 600군데 캠프장을 차로....골프카트로찿으러다니고 사랑하는 기도팀들은 뉴욕... 시카고까지 함께 기도하며 기다렸을때 주님의 이름을 높이시기위해 응답하시고 많은 천사들 보내주셔서 승리로 이끄시는 주님......주님의 이름으로 세워진 미국사람들의 아낌없는사랑이 이나라를 위대하게 만듭니다. 축복주소서.
GOD BLESS AMERICA
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY