Whats Going on in the Life of the Ward's
This Blog is my quarterly update's on what's happening in our life
Its late and the wind is howling outside my window, my nose and finger tips are cold, with a cup of tea beside me and I love it. I am in Dungarvan, Ireland. Its a little costal town at the bottom of Ireland.
Let me back up a little about the rest of my time in Scotland, but go grab a cup a tea and settle in with me as later I want to tell you a story.
I had a great time in Scotland and was so blessed to be able to stay at my friends "flat" in Glasgow and get to Todd and Ruth better. On Sunday I went to two church services one in Glasgow and one in Edinburgh. It was a much more conservative Sunday compared to last week in Wales. I know there may be religion, but as I looked around me I again was aware of people's hearts for God and I love that!
On Monday we went up into the Highlands and that was my favorite. It was a bit rainy so it was hard to get some great pictures but it cleared up after lunch and I was able to see more. I just love it up there. You know if I was ever to move to Scotland I don't think I could do the city I would definitely have find me a little place up there!
My last day in Scotland I caught a train to Edinburgh and checked out the city and the castle. Walked all over and took in the culture a bit more. That evening one of my old Fire and Fragrance students Daniel Brown who was only married two weeks ago, came and picked me up. There was this little meeting with this couple from America who worked for Iris Ministries but lived in Israel and now lives in Scotland. Anyway they where having this little meeting with some visiting ministers from South Africa and the U.S. So I went to meet them and go to this meeting. It felt kinda funny being there only because its very rare for me to be in a room where prophetic ministry is happening and I am not the one doing it and am just someone in the room. It was good for me. I was called out and prophesied and prayed over and it was encouraging. Nothing earth shattering or new but encouraging way to end my time in Scotland.
Oh Ireland how I have waited for you!
So this is where I want to tell you a story. Many years ago now I had this vision/encounter of a room in heaven that was all celtic. At the time I had no idea what I was seeing. But I saw this room and everything in it was celtic and in the middle was a glass case with a book under it all in celtic looking writing. All over the room where lines of DNA and they where going into all the nations of the earth. Later I talked to my friend Ray Hughes who is historian and authority on all things celtic. What I described to him was the "Book of Kells" and he said it really is under a glass case. He said that what happened in Ireland has effected the rest of the world, hence the book "How the Irish Saved Civilization".
I have always loved the celtic nations, but from that time I knew I would one day come here and when I did it would be significant. So I have been waiting for so long, and now I am finally here.
So as soon as I got in I got the car which was a huge issue which I don't want to talk about but I am need some serious finances! Anyway I made my way strait to downtown Dublin and had to pay like $12 for parking and then I went to Trinity College where the "Book of Kell's" is. I was thinking that seems like a good place to start. Well when I get there they are going to charge me another $12 just to see it. I was like "lame"!!! But I did not come all this way to be stubborn about money so I was like Jesus help me here the car, the parking, now I have to pay to see everything but oh well here I go!! I walked through all the exhibits (to get my money's worth) and then into the room where guess what? There is a glass case with the "Book of Kell's" under it. Its a very surreal feeling to see something in the natural you have seen in an encounter. I actually really felt the presence of the Lord while I was there. Still praying into it all.
I walked around Dublin and ate an Irish meal for dinner. I finally found the place I was staying at like a guesthouse B&B and I was on the top floor and a tiny little room. It was a nice enough place but I found myself really struggling last night. There was a lot of warfare and I felt so alone and I just wanted to run away! It was a hard day and not what I expected to feel and it made me afraid for the rest of the trip but I knew I would press through.
I must of pressed through because this morning felt so much better! I ate an Irish breakfast at the B&B and was up and out to St. Patricks Cathedral (had to pay again to see it). I walked around Dublin a bit more and then started by trek to Dungarvan. I stopped at sights a long the way and took pictures and just had a good day with Jesus. It was so pretty. I got a bit lost, but that can be fun to. I love where I am out now out of town and near the ocean. I will be here 3 days and plan to explore the area. Everywhere I go people are so surprised I am traveling alone, but I know I am not really alone.
So for all of you reading this I am in a bit of deal with finances right now. Things ended up costing me so much more then I had anticipated and I really need a pretty big miracle in this area. It is a faith journey and I went, but if any of you want to give it would be so appreciated or pass the word along. I also have some pretty big things coming up after this trip. I will tell you more soon.
The Ward family adventures by Amy Ward