The Smith family had a whirlwind trip to America during the month of June. As we landed back in Ireland yesterday morning it felt as if we had been away for ages and yet the trip went by so fast! I guess we packed in lots of memories in a short amount of time.
One of the best things about getting back was the privilege we had of worshiping with the our North Dublin Christian Community a few hours ago. Over 20 of us gathered for enchiladas (betcha didn't know you get those in Ireland), singing, prayer, study of God's word, and a meal with Jesus. It was delightful.
And to make an encouraging homecoming even better, we received a phone call at midnight and learned that our dear friend Nada was to be baptized, so about 9 or 10 of us gathered on North Bull Island in Dublin Bay and witnessed Nada's new birth into Christ. The clouds reflecting the glow of the city made for a beautiful backdrop and the lapping waves created a rhythmic background for our songs of praise. So we're still up and it's nearly 2:30 AM, but it's sure good to be back home. - Shay