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I held a moment in my hand, brilliant as a star, fragile as a flower, A shiny sliver out of one hour. I dropped it carelessly. O God! I knew not I held opportunity. - Hazel Lee

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

7 years and counting ...

The 7 year Journey has been a long one, but hey .... It's just a drop in the bucket! We were invited to Switzerland to teach and it just happened to be the same week as out anniversary! How cool is that! Now I can say, I totally love Switzerland! It's beautiful! Most of the trip was spent in Bern, CH. Bern is a lovely town and the people are so warm and inviting. I never realized how wonderful it would be to speak German! After several days of teaching at the bible school we had a weekend free, rented a car and went to Paris. Paris for our 7 year anniversary! Today I came across a little journal entry from my trip ... 

When we were preparing to get off the plane in Brussels I smelled BO. When getting off the plane in Geneva it smelled like goat cheese. 

I went to the airport at 11:30 Monday morning in FT Lauderdale, and arrived at the airport in Geneva, CH at 10:30 Tuesday morning! I grabbed breakfast; a burger which consisted of tomato sauce, herbs, fresh mozzarella cheese, and sliced tomatoes. It was delicious (I ate somethig similar again at lunch, and will most deffinately be making them back in southflorida!) Everything is in French - and thanfunkfully by knowing Spanish I could understand the French well enough to buy my train ticket and catch the train to Bern. To my surprise, the closer we got to Bern the names of the cities became more German, and the people began to speak more German! I began to realize I understood NOTHING!  So I frequently find my self smiling, nodding, shrugging, and making hand motions with absolutely NO clue as to what is going on! 
I love it! Without understanding a word, I love how upbeat, expressive, and polite the people are! 

Rene met me at the train station (he had been in Berne over the weekend and 4 people receive the Holy Ghost on Sunday for the first time!), we dropped off the bags and headed over to the home where the bible school is being held! After a long day of class and dinner with local pastors and Missonary Charles Robbinette we crashed! It was a long 48 hours with only around 4 hours of sleep, and it's just getting started! Thankfully, I was able to rest and am now refreshing for this evenings classes.

Tonight Rene told me that tomorrow I could, "sleep on the way to Paris." I looked at him and then began to explain that as a kid I could not even go to sleep at Gram's house for fear that I may miss something! SLEEP on the way to Paris? What is he thinking!!! :)

36 hours in Paris. 
(Plans changed and we ended up spending a few "extra" hours Sunday morning) 

The road trip to and from Paris was one of my favorite parts of the trip. The landscapes were gorgeous in Switzerland.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Life is Busy. Life is Full of Purpose!

Rene just kissed me bye before leaving the house and said "God Bless You!" We both cracked up!! Haha

Don't forget the purpose of life ...

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


SO, here are a few cool links for you to check out in your free time. The new Iglesia de Pentecostes website is up and running and we've also created blogs for different ministries in the church. It's a great way to stay connected with what God is doing at IDP! The website is full of great resources on the plan of salvation, teachings, sermons, and also links you to the ministry blogs. Since the blogs are new they are pretty empty but go ahead and follow them so you can enjoy the info that's coming!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Zoo Days

Grandpa Nelson moved up north not long after baby Nelson was born. He was able to come visit for a few days right before Emma was born. We had such a wonderful time with him and his girlfriend Betsy. Here are some pictures from our two trips to the zoo. 

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Summer 2011

Wow. We've been so busy for weeks now! We have camp next week and then it should slow down a bit, but Princess University is just around the corner! The year is FLYING right by us once again. A lot has gotten accomplished & that is what's the most important! :)

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Nelson - Worship

Recently we were going through the whole "donde esta sus ojo's? la boca? la lenga?" ("where are your eyes? your mouth? your tongue?) and so on when I asked him, "Nelson, can you worship?" He looked at me very thoughtfully and a second latter jumped. He then jumped again, and again. My heart was so overwhelmed with joy ... He gets it! On another day I saw him all alone, pacing back and forth across the room. He would occasionally pause, jump, clap, and lift his hands ... 

Today we were still in the car before service when he began saying something weird that he says for "iglesia" (church) and pray ... he said it several times when I asked "you want to go to church to pray?" he said yes. Then during worship he started trying to tell me something as I got closer he said, "papi pray, papi pray ... pray, pray" as he watched the people on the platform ... it was pretty amazing

You have taught children and nursing infants to give you praise.  
They silence your enemies who were seeking revenge. 
Psalm 8:2

Monday, May 9, 2011

Motherhood times TWO! It's wonderful!

It is wonderful! I have no complaints or frustrations! God has blessed us with two beautiful children and it is truly a joy to spend each and every day with the two of them!!! Baby Emma is two weeks old and big brother Nelson is doing his best to take care if her! The first night we were home he brought his quilt to cover her. It was precious! So far everything has gone pretty smooth. Emma is a very good sleeper so that just makes things alot easier.

Friday, January 7, 2011

THE NEW .... relocation

We would like to introduce you to ...

So we got some really exciting news today and wanted to share it with all of you! God is up to something great - as always! We've been going through the process of looking for a location, and all of the paper work with the district for a few months now ... And have now received the "word" ... Just read below ... ;)

Dear Brother Rubio:

You have been approved by the Florida District Board to relocate your church from Cooper City to Miramar. You may consider this email your written permission as required by the Manual of the United Pentecostal Church International.

We wish you the very best in your move.


C. Patton Williams
Florida District Superintendent
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Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas 2010

This December has been packed full of fun with friends and family! Here are just a few pictures to keep you up to date. We will have more coming before long! Enjoy and just imagine that you're right here with us! :)

(by clicking on the slide show you're able to view the photos in their picasa album)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Holidays

I just love this time of the year! We have had a wonderful holiday season thus far, and still have so much to look forward to! Living in Florida has changed the whole holiday "feel" for me (Rhona). Being with all of you for Thanksgiving would have made the day perfect, but thankfully we were able to spend the day with wonderful friends! I just wanted to share the pictures with you all. Just click here to enjoy a Thanksgiving 2010 slide show.