Whats Going on in the Life of the Ward's
This Blog is my quarterly update's on what's happening in our life
You know there is a places in the earth that imagine will look or be a certain. Well when it comes to Ireland it really is everything I imagine it would look like. They are coming into the rainy fall season but even in that it's so beautiful. I have spent the last three days in the South of Ireland on the coast, staying in Dungarvan. For the last few days I go out and on adventures and finding different old churches and cities. Driving through little villages and towns and stopping to look at things so much older then anything we have in America. So much history. Being alone I don't have anyone to talk to so it leaves a lot of time for the imagination. As I sit alone in some old church yard of village I think about the history of these places and the lives once lived there. I stand in front of castles and imagine the horse drawn carriages and the different going on's. Its kinda fun.
This is not really the tourist season so a lot of places I end up I am the only one there or just a few people around. Sometimes in driving down some little road I don't see car's for miles. One place I went to is the his old abby in Admore and they have these tours around and this one was one of the oldest. But the monks built them for when they where invaded they would take all their most pressure writings and things and get in the tower and pull the latter up so the enemy could not get it. But then I began to wonder ha ha why did the enemy not just bring their own ladder, but anyway there pretty cool.
The next day I checked out the city of Waterford. It's one of the only places in Southern Ireland that both the Catholic and Protestant church where built by the same guy. A very old town! That night I went back to watch the Ironman live on my computer. I was up till like midnight watching my friend Chris Leito race. So sad he did not win, but he is an amazing man of God and and an amazing athlete! So inspiring!
One day I went to Mt. Mellory Abby and its in active one. I think when I was there all the monks where taking their nap because they get up at 4 am. It was up in the mountains and very beautiful. As I went into the entry way of the abby there was a flyer on a bulletin board advertising a charismatic catholic conference called "Fire Fall Down" I thought that was so interesting. I know they have them but a funny to thing to imagine all these monks and nuns just going for asking for the fire of God to fall. Love it. There was a little coffee shop up there and I made friends with a girl and it was nice to have conversation with someone. :)
Yesterday I drove up to Dundalk above Dublin and it was rainy and stormy. Today I made it to Rostrover where the Fire and Fragrance team is. I can not tell you how happy I am to see friends from home. My students and staff that I just love so much! My heart is happy today. I will be here for the rest of my time in Ireland.
The Lord is speaking to my heart more and I feel like He is doing a good work in me. I may have written this in a previous blog but I realize more and more that what provokes the
things inside of me are not locations as much as people, and the assignments of God more then places. So I love being with the team again!
I have seen some provision (thank you Jesus and those who gave), but I am still in need of some breakthrough to finish out this trip!
More to come on the rest of my time in Ireland.
The Ward family adventures by Amy Ward