the Emmanuel Church in Warren, MA

the youngest Newfie dancer to be taught by Rudy
*he was such a darling!* :}

after being immursed in Newfie culture, he caught
on right quick with the clap track :)

Before the next concert, I went backstage for something...
"Hey guys, I need a...
" whoah" =)
the fellowship :)

I'll leave you with this picture of an Island sunrise in the fall
and... I would like to emphasize sunrise because...
well, I'm pretty pleased to have seen a sunrise myself..
honest, I took this picture! ;)


Hello All!

This is going to be a rather short post this time, but it covers some very important things for all it's shortness. Last week (I think... I kind of lose track of things) we played a concert at Calvary Temple, up on P.E.I. and had an awesome time! It was a bit of a different situation because it was a sunday morning and happened to be Thanksgiving in Canada... so we had to plan things so that it ended in time for all of the ladies of the church to get home and get their turkeys out of the oven. :) But it was really an amazing time (and really fun) and there are some serious prayer warriors in that church. It was the most encouraging thing to get there in the morning and find people praying for God's Spirit to move!
You see, we had been praying for Charlottetown this summer during Revival P.E.I. and here God opened the doors to play at the largest church in C'town... and Sunday morning (!) which we've never done before... just imagine Rudy leading the service with Pastor Edwin and Jason in their typical sunday bests.*See below*
But it was wonderfully attended and we really saw God move.

So then after the concert some dear friends of ours, the Sentners, invited us over to spend Thanksgiving with them and we had a wonderful time. But woe is me, for I have failed you in recording all of the prep time that went into the dinner!

The next day we had our own Thanksgiving dinner and a family was coming in to stay with us at the inn, so we had them in for dinner. What an amazing family! They're from Dorset, England and are just the sweetest people and... do you know... they completely befuddled our stereotypical thinking of how an English person ought to be,... and yet were the perfect match to the quaint, sweet type you read about in missionary books and things. :} (dear Crisps, I hope you don't mind my description of you :)

So, we really had a splendid time with them (as I'm sure you can imagine) and got to spend some really wonderful times of prayer together.

Also, there's a few pictures of a foggy morning that had to be taken and I'm sure you'll enjoy them.

So with that, I hope you have a marvelous day and God bless you all!

Your sister in Christ, Miriam
I just had to grab this shot on the way to
the church!
Calvary Temple

Rudy with Pastor Edwin and Assistant Pastor Jason

After spending the day with our friends
Lee, Carol, and Jessica Sentner...
we of course thought a group shot to be quite necessary :)
I just had to show you these pictures of the early morn
on P.E.I.

Isn't it simply breathtaking?
Ah, I can't get over the beauty God has made
for we humans to enjoy...

us and our friend Andrew, with our new friends
the Crisps from Dorset, England

I leave you with this shot of the sun
just peeping over the horizon... shy at first,
and then bursting into all it's radiance
* I just had to throw a little bit of a poetic flare to it *


Hello Everybody!

This week I'm going to recount the happenings of, er, last week's trip to the Carolinas. Starting with our arrival in Asheville, N.C. and the concerts in the park,and going to see our sister and her dear husband and a few special pictures with my new nephew, and ending with a night with our family-in-law. (don't know if that's the proper phrasing, but it sounds more heart-warming)

So anyways, we really had the most wonderful trip... it was one big miracle from start to finish! So many things happended that I couldn't possibly recount all of them to you, but it was just so amazing to see just how in tune and close God is to us at all times! I mean, He provided so perfectly just what we needed at all the proper times and fixed things and watched over things.... it was so neat. :) But the most amazing thing was how He so totally took over that park in Asheville on saturday and then the church (2 blocks away) on sunday. Asheville is very spiritually dark, all "new age" stuff and witch craft and drugs and the worst things... and it seems like God just declared saturday as His day! When we got there, there was already a group of teens out street-witnessing and preaching and it was just like, God sending us re-enforcements to encourage us. (because just arriving there, we felt such spiritual resistence) So then we set up and decided to play an afternoon concert, (because it was originally only to be a night-time one)and everybody around came and sat down. :) Then a group of christians came with a whole meal for all of the homeless people and then we got to sit down with some new friends and have a wonderful prayer time for about an hour right in the middle of the park (!) and then we did the concert at 7ish and the place was filled all around and the people were all listening intently... it was awesome! We got to talk to lots of people and pray with them... and now we know pretty well all of the homeless people in Asheville!

The next day we went to the church called "the body" and had a wonderful time there. The pastor's message was really right on and the people there are just so filled with joy because... they know what they've been saved out of and they never forget it for a moment. And.... hah.... it's just the sweetest thing... to know that Jesus has reached down to each one in particular and has saved them out of the terrible darkness... and is perfecting them.... and we're going to spend eternity with them. :}

So, that night we did the concert and God so touched each one there, that at the end when we called people forward to ask for God's help to spend an hour each day with Him.... every person that I could see came forward, and we all held hands... and had the sweetest time of prayer... and sang songs... and afterwards, we got a group picture with them... and now we have a new family in Asheville. :) Wow, it was so amazing.... God is so sweet!

So now I will let you actually view them... and I hope you enjoy! God bless you!

Your sister in Christ, Miriam


Location, location, location,
so they say...
Setting up at the park in Asheville

performing :)

He found us again!
How does he do it??
He managed to get the Pastor and his friend up
out of the whole crowd :D
what a shock!

" Fromage!"

tear down

Our new family at "the Body" in Asheville.
You guys are so sweet!!
God bless you all!
having coffee with our dear friends the Swensons,
and do take note of our new friend Logan in back :)
2 Norwegians :)

~ a few hours elapse ~
Attention Everybody!
Presenting our newest member...
my nephew, Dad's grandson, Grandma and Grandpa's
Jay and Christa's own one-and-only little boy....
Luke David Johnson
~born Sept. 23, at 3:11 a.m.~

another sweet shot with Mommy and baby

and Daddy with baby

celebrating Gabe's 21st birthday at Mama
and Papa Johnson's

IT'S A BOY!!!! :)

I leave you with this pic of us with the
God bless!


Helloooo Everyone!
How are you all doing?? I know this is LONG overdue (what one of my posts hasn't been?) but when I thought I was busy before... I can't even fathom the idea of getting everything done with school started now! lol So I'm afraid that you all with have to please be patient with me (as you've quite been so far)... :)
This past weekend we went to Moncton N.B. to play at a Wesleyan church for two nights. We met some really neat people and got to bunk out with new friends and had a really nice time. It's so cool to make friends and prayer partners wherever you go! Then sat night we drove home and the next day went to Charlottetown. The concert was so exciting and the joy of God was there!! It was such a sweet and cool thing having all Islanders there (because they're the funnest people to have participating in a crowd) and the Newfies were awesome! I'm so sorry that I didn't get a picture of them because they were so much fun! lol
Anyways, I have to get going now because it's getting really late, but I'll be praying for you all and if you wouldn't mind keeping me in your prayers with all this edu-ma-cation-stuff, that'd be much appreciated! :) Have a wonderful night and hope you enjoy the pictures!

your sister in Christ, Miriam

P.S. Oop, by the way, the opening shots are of Joel, Gabe, our friends the Codlings and myself when we went to Cape Tryon for a little while. (which is about 15 mins from our house)
the lighthouse at Cape Tryon, P.E.I.
Gabe at the point of Cape Tryon

Hark, waves at 12 o'clock!

er, my,
I love what contortions wind'll do :P

*snfffffff* Ahhhhh
breath in the salty sea air -

*kphht phht*splutter*

looking inward
crashing spray

awaiting the return of his ship

a nice little covey-thing
~although I suppose it's really not that little~
but it's nice anyways :)
the Codlings, Joel and I :)

~~ on our way to Moncton, N.B. ~~
Moncton Wesleyan Church

the stage

the auditorium

Dad and Seth hangin' out at the cafe

lunchtime and the Sandovals made it!!