Hi mom! Thank you for the notes. I miss you too! I have had a pretty interesting time in Ilulissat. Are you ready to hear about all the danger I have gone through? Prepare yourself… :)
So we arrived last Thursday. The airplane ride kind of made me sick to mystomach. Blaa. Really it felt like a roller coaster ride and the plane was probably one of the smallest I have been on. The ride only took us 15 to 20 minutes, but when I got to the church I went straight to sleep.
The team started the next day as usual: oatmeal, personal devos, team time, and bible
reading. After lunch it was decided that we would go explore the city. Someone stated that it was not that cold out but I could see from the window large light weight objects being thrown about in the wind. Hmm…this should be interesting. When we walked down the steps to our building the wind hit you. It was such fun to lean back on the wind and not fall over!
We started our walk going about the outskirts of town. The wind seemed to be getting faster and faster. I actually lost one of my wool mittens I just got for Christmas!! Aaaah. I was sad, but the one glove will make a good reminder of what happened that day. :)
As we walked the wind could actually push you with it sliding us along on the ice covered road. We made our way into the touristy part of the city. Kids were playing in the roads and getting blown about, some people were hanging on to light poles as if they were
going to get blown away.
We stopped into some stores to take a break from wind and one lady at the said that this was the WORST WIND STORM since 71!!!!! HA! Danger…Bumbumbumbum.
We soon were tired from walking around and started our way back...but prepare yourself now it gets dangerous! We were trying not to get pushed by the wind into traffic. We were almost back when we were passing the Library. The wind was at its worst. I
decided that I would try to out run the wind. :) So I ran across the road yelling, "I'm running with the wind!!!"(Hehehe… I know that is from a movie.) I was running
along with the wind and ws thinking that I needed to know where I was going to stop without running into a hard object. I spied a pile of snow that I could run up so I turned that way. As soon as I came to a stop, it felt like someone threw a huge ice chunk at my back. I am like "um, oww that hurt," and the next second I saw a square piece of wood fly over me.
I looked around and everyone who was looking at me and Anne-lene from next to a building close by seemed very panicked. I walked over, trying to balance from the wind, and found out that the roof of the library was being blown off! Wow. Thank you, Lord, for the protection! I think Anne Lene took some pictures of the damage so I am
sure you will see it as soon as I get back to Nordtun. :)
As you can imagine some of the guys got very protective and hurried us on our way back to the church and there we were back safe and sound....except for my glove. The piece of fake wood that hit my back didn’t even leave a bruise!!! LAME, but good, I guess. I think the wind was 24Km. That is the conclusion to that day. :)
The following week has been filled. On Sunday we had a Sunday service-we just
attended, Tuesday an adult/college age bible study, Wednesday a prayer meeting,
and Friday a youth club where I talked about being a soldier of Christ. The kids very much enjoyed it as I transformed myself into a brigadier general. ATTENTION! I would shout throughout the devotion time and the kids would jump up out of their seats to attention. So cute.
The next Sunday our team took the Sunday service. We all spoke about being Disciples of Christ in different aspects. Each of us had eight minutes to speak. We also sang some worship songs, I being on the piano, and Kristina and I sang a special called Surrender. (I think I will sing that one when I get back it is very lovely). :)
We have had a bunch of dinner guest through the week a couple being people that found the church and wanted to talk with someone. A couple of guys in there late twenties who spoke English pretty well came through out the week in the evenings. We found they were spiritists. (Very dangerous but actually easy to talk with about God.) I got to talk with one called Jins. I asked him a bunch of questions about how he knew what he believed in was accurate and solid truth or not.
He said that it seemed like I wanted to tell him something so he stopped talking and listened while I presented the Good News to him. He didn’t become a Christian after that, but he seemed interested in what we believed. That night Jins stayed up talking with the team until three in the morning asking questions about the Gospel, how we
are all sinners, and God being Supreme, the Trinity, and many other questions. We pray that he will come back more, but it is comforting that he has heard the Gospel message.
Well today is our day off and Kristina and I are going over to the Baptist Church
to hang out with the American missionaries! They are from the east coast. I think the church is out of North Carolina. I called them up excitedly like I practically jumped through the phone saying," Hello. Is this the Shull family?" The guy answered yes. I then proceeded to tell them that my name is Shalisha Brace and I am from the United Stated of America and I am in Greenland!! He was like oh wow! We then made an appointment to meet each other today.
I would have liked to see them more, but his wife is being flown to Nuuk to have her baby tomorrow. Please pray for them for they are all by themselves over here. The Shull family has been in Greenland since 2007 spreading the Gospel and planting a church.
I think we are all caught up now. I have been having a great time in Ilulissat.
I know God will take care and provide for me.
How has everything been in Ky? I got your newsletter by email by the way. :)
Love you mom! Tell Dad I say hello and I love him to. :)
Happy early Birthday!!