Tonight's prayer meeting at the Gruber Residence was the first for 2013 and I'm certain that it's a precursor of abundant blessings to come for the rest of this year's meetings; again, it was uplifting and inspirational.
UPDATE (1/29/2013): Our host and prayer leader, Dre', asked me today to share a beautiful testimony to our Blessed Mother involving our friend - Wyatt - who attended the prayer meeting for the first time this past Saturday.
After the meeting ended and others had left, Wyatt stayed behind to socialize with Dre' and her mother. During their conversation, he stopped and commented on a strong scent of flowers - Puakenikeni ("Sampaguita", in Filipino) - that he suddenly became aware of. The two women, trying as hard as they could, could not detect the fragrance that Wyatt was referring to... but he insisted that he could smell the distinct floral scent, although Dre' confirmed that there were no Puakenikeni bushes on the property.
The ladies then surmised that the fragrance was a little sign from our Blessed Mother, herself, to thank Wyatt for his attendance at the prayer meeting. What really makes this testimony all the more remarkable is the fact that Wyatt is a Pentacostal and not a Catholic... but it just goes to show what a truly loving mother we have in Our Lady, who welcomes and accepts all peoples without prejudice, as her spiritual children through Christ!