Thursday, July 4th. Started out like most days at the NYG. A quick breakfast and then off to events. Today was the NYG Divine Worship Service with President Harrison Preaching, my cousin's daughter singing in the NYG choir, and Holy Communion for 25,000+ people. All I can say is AWESOME!!!
From there our group--short on sleep--decided that instead of trying to get into some of the sessions for that day, would go over to the area with all the booths, and then head over to get some lunch and then head back to the hotel. Lunch today was at a Texas specialty...Whataburger. It was pretty good, but quite busy with lots of other NYG go-ers having the same idea as us. Then we went back to the hotel for swimming or napping or both.
It was decided that half of us were going to walk and half of us wanted to try and take a water taxi down the riverwalk to the Thurs. Mass Event. The walkers were already at the Alamodome before we ever got a taxi. We ended up being late for the Mass Event, but came in for most of a very wonderful speaker...Jessica Stevens a (26?)yr old young woman who gave a very inspirational and awesome testimony and speech, reminding us all that our identity is in Christ Jesus. Well done young lady!
The night was closed with one of my favorite songs from the NYG, "Our God is Love," complete with a few fireworks going off inside the dome.
Outside, seeing as how it was the 4th of July and all, we were treated to some AWESOME San Antonio fireworks. WHAT a wonderful, God-blessed and joy-filled day!
Remember that your identity is in Christ Jesus!
Here are some photos of a wonderful 4th of July at the NYG in San Antonio.
|My cousin's daughter Ally singing in the NYG choir|
|Pres. Matthew Harrison preaching at the Divine Service.|
|Jessica Stevens pointing up to Christ, who is our identity.|
|San Antonio fireworks after the Mass Event.|