My trip continued

Posted Jun 15, 2011 by Ruben Olschewsky in General Hits: 5,652

My trip continued J

I have been all over the place in the last number of weeks. I had a beautiful fellowship with some believers from PNG and Fiji. It was wonderful to spend the Sabbath together fellowshipping, singing and talking until the close of Sabbath.

I travelled up to the gulf to continue working on various cattle stations and attended a mine site for repairs. My experience is that Christian ethics provide such a blessing as people up here cannot believe that someone could work out here and not get greedy J

The thing that has really caused me to thank my heavenly father continuously is the manner in which he has graciously blessed me in that no matter what is put in front of me whether it be refrigeration based or electrical or rewiring a car, the work is blessed and every challenge is completed with success. All due to the wisdom which can only come from my heavenly Father.

Last Sabbath I was stuck at a cattle farm because it had rained and I was stuck there. So I retreated to my room and studied for the day. I was yearning access to the outside world as I had no phone or internet access. But the Lord saw fit to isolate me for the purpose of completing some blogs and getting my thoughts onto paper. Later that afternoon the boss from the station came to my room to say hello. He asked me if I had had a relaxing day and I told him that I had entered into a wonderful rest. He shared with me that he and other cattle station managers in the area were very thankful to have a fair contractor working at their stations and that I could fill up my truck for free from now on which saves me about $450.00 per fill as my fuel tank holds 300 litres of diesel. I was speechless and thanked the boss sincerely. He said that he appreciated the honesty and integrity of the way in which I work. I am now praying for the Lord to use me to be able to share about deeper things with these people.

I also pray for the patience to know when to share so as not to scare people away.

I leave with you all some more images of the wonderful things that the Lord allowed me to experience while on my trip which I would like to share with my brothers and sisters in Christ. Please keep praying for me as I believe I am far from where I should be. 

 The Georgina river at sunset behind A Downs Station Northern Territory

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I have to admit that I am awed at the splendour of what beauty still exists in this sinful world that reminds us of the loving creativity of our heavenly Father.

Fellow Christian Brothers worshipping at the Lake in Mount Isa at Sabbath close

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 A billabong on the Tablelands Hwy heading North to the gulf. “it is so tranquil, time slows down!”

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This is a sunset as i am crossing the prairie country of the open plains. It looked like the sky was on fire

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As  inviting as this waterhole looks with crystal clear water beaconing a swim on this warm day..... it is infested with saltwater crocodiles!!! J (reminds me of sin... looks harmless at the surface but death lurks beneath!)

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 A dwelling built in the late 1800s from stone and the mortar is made from mixing ant hill with water.

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These people are completely self sufficient with vegetable patch, bore water and a solar panel power supply, they never use a generator!

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I spent my Sabbath here, lit a fire and studied my bible then explored some of the caves and marvelled at the aboriginal art painted on the walls J

 

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 This place is named Hell’s Gate. It derives its name from the blood that was spilt here in the past as white cattle drovers would pass here driving their cattle and were attacked by the native people.

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Beautiful flowers amongst the rocks J

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Crossing the Calvert River at 6:45am, the fog is just lifting. A quiet moment spent in meditating upon the scene

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My truck after a little rain made the roads almost impassable J. The wheels on the trailer wouldn’t turn as the mud was caked up so tight in the wheels arches.

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I will blog again soon. Signing off from the Northern Territory