Broken Walls News
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
What a weekend! So many wonderful things took place. Holding this gathering at Lake Junaluska in the heart of the Smokey Mountains of North Carolina (one of the originating places of the Trail of Tears) was so special. I want to thank all of those who helped make this event the success that it was, especially Rev. Cheryl Toothe and her team at SEJANAM.
So many people came to me with words of encouragement. They told me that it meant so much to them to be able to come together with people and worship through our cultural heritage to bring honour to our Creator.
Putting together an event such as this took a lot of time, patience and effort to achieve. We thank all of those individuals who stepped in to help when it was needed. One thing that I learned at this gathering was the importance of asking for help. I was amazed at the willingness of so many to step out and help us make STTM the success it was. Several times I had reached my limit in what I could do and someone stepped in to help. This is called family. I consider all of you who attended my family, from the youngest to the oldest. It would not have been the same without you.
I have several personal highlights. The first was making new friends and rekindling past relationships. It is always so wonderful to be with people who encourage one another and pray together. I was blessed by the leaders who travelled such long distances in order to share their gifts and talents with us. For this sacrifice, I am truly grateful.
Several times every day, people shared with me about how someone had encouraged or blessed them. This is the spirit that builds a strong family and brings us closer to knowing the true power of Unity. These are cords of love that cannot be broken.
Please send us your comments or testimonies of your experience at this event. We would love to hear from you.