Tona Herndon is the pastor's wife of First Assembly of God, Bethany.
Alma Hill and her husband served as missionaries for the
Assembly of God church to Africa for many years.
They have been friends for over 59 years ago after meeting
at Fellowship Assembly of God on South Walker.
submitted by Alma Hill
Holiday 2008 Newsletter
I invited a friend to have lunch with me at "A Spot For Tea". We ate a delicious meal, reveled in the tasty food and the gorgeous decor of the tearoom for a while, and then talked at length about our spiritual journeys. We were in total agreement that God had placed us where we were supposed to be. We spoke about so many decisions that were taking place at that moment. It was a very uplifting time for both of us as we shared the same philosophy regarding our walk with the Lord.
We were just about ready to take our tickets to the cashier when this nice looking young lady, about 40, walked up to our table. Neither of us had ever seen her before. She simply stated that she had a message to give us and proceeded to do so. We were too stunned to ask questions, so we just looked at each other and listened.
It is hard to remember exactly what she said, but in essence, she told us that what were doing was the right thing to do, and that we were in the right place. As she turned away, we looked at each other in amazement and in gratitude to the Lord for giving us the extra confirmation. We just praised and thanked the Lord for those words of encouragement.
God has various ways to speak to us and let us know that we are in His will, and how grateful I am to the Lord to know that He is with us and He makes it so obvious through our brothers and sisters in Christ. Who knows? Was she an angel of the Lord? We don't know, but at any rate, it was a very special Word from God for us that day.
Hebrews 13:1-2 "Keep on loving each other as brothers. Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it."