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This is a true if abridged account of two real men and God's action between them

They never knew each other before this meeting, I am not giving a specific church

In father Antonys case or an address in Toms case to preserve their privacy

All can be proven a cheque was issued to pay for Toms work the reason he

Was in the area was to sign tax accounts, with a firm he used for the firrst time that year and not since,  He had been rather longer doing this than he had expected and owing to the short January day had decided to fill in his time by putting out advertising handbills his old accountant had retired, and he was referred to this firm by a man he had worked with for

A year or two, the guy who referred him no longer uses Orchard accountants either.


I wish you all the best.!

In the Last days of January 2016 father Antony was wondering where he could find a person or persons who would be able to clear the badly overgrown Church garden He had inherited just two months before, he had; had the idea for a while as He could see the sizable piece of earth could be put to use growing fruit and vegetables for the homeless and hungry around his area He also planned to to celebrate the mass there in the more clement summer months, but it was this morning his intention had crystallized into action, he had pulled out an advertizing volume from his shelf as he had some time before he said mass, and was leafing through looking at the various service providers, he was not sure a "gardener would be the best choice This garden if ihe could described it as such? Was more of a jungle really! Just then the doorbell of his front door rang, it only being a matter yards from his office he was soon there; opening the door he saw a solid looking man of mature years, then extending his hand to shake the man's hand he said "how good to meet you". The man seemed quite surprised at this greeting and looking round seemed to notice their kindergarten sign, He then said I am not one of the parents if you have an appointment with this he produced a piece of paper that related to tree and garden works my name is Tom, and I am here on business you see' he elaborated with a friendly smile, yes replied father Antony it so happens I was just thinking to get advice and a costing, on clearing out our rather overgrown garden, would you be able to look now? Yes,yes of course Tom replied, "if you can follow me then." Said the father waving Tom through the door, he led the way along the hall that led to the rear door saying halfway along ; I cant be too long as I say mass in thirty minutes, he was soon opening the door and they stepped out into the wildly overgrown garden, Tom began to pace around peering through the undergrowth trying to get an idea of the area size, father Antony said I have only been here two months or so I thought it best to see the worst of the winter out of the way before getting the work done" At this point Tom fixed eyes with him and said Last year I saw the Holy Spirit! At this news the father positively beamed.! especially as he intended to welcome the Holy Spirit into very same garden ' well intended garden anyway' to celebrate the mass there, then the father spoke saying to Tom so you saw the light waves then? At these words Toms body jumped in shock! Well I saw rather more than that he replied for that was just the initial stage; I saw all the light waves turn liquid So bright and He poured out of Himself and anything He contacted was dissolved I was expecting to go next, you see' then the air itself drew back and how could you say? it was in reverence to Him, then after a time He just rolled back into the atmosphere, and everything was as before, but I never expected your description I would have guessed You might have mentioned a plume of smoke or pillar of fire; like He was before the Israelites in the wilderness; but you have touched on my personal experience.! Have you seen then? No replied the father; I have not been so fortunate though I would love to see' but I know of others. You do said Tom? Well how many with this he held out his left hand and began to make a count with the forefinger of his right hand, one-two-three-four-five-six-seven he began to falter, looking at the father, who said keep going with a smile Tom told the father when he returned to do the garden, that he thought at the point when he began his finger count that he was being 'humored' he being a larger man and the father a slight built man the garden was overgrown and lonely as it were He'd thought the father might have considered him a psychopath or something and was just going along, but no the father was recounting his truth, he told Tom when he came in March to work in the garden that just after he left on their first meeting he received a phone call from the Catholic head church offering him a team of four gardeners, but he told them he had just the man for the job, the contact between them continues and I hope to be posting a fuller version of other events Tom had had had prior to meeting father Antony and after that.

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Date: 2/10/2018 6:44:00 PM
Yes, it sounds like he found the right man for the job. sounds like quite the experience!!
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Date: 2/11/2018 10:14:00 AM
Thanks for the look up Andrea we have some front page news in the U K today on a man Jon Venables he did a really horrible killing on a young boy I think it was 90's anyway he is saying he was motivated by satan, once I would not have took a second thought other than he would be just mad.' Yet I the light of what I have seen and heard, I must think it may well be so.'
Date: 1/9/2018 8:58:00 PM
Wow, Joe, thank you for sharing this narrative story. It's been a long time. However, I'm looking forward to reading more from you. God, has reason for everything. Enjoyed. Linda
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Date: 2/8/2018 2:33:00 PM
Good to hear from you P D, I don't know how but the reply I did for you just below ended up with Caties name on it' well I am always pleased to hear from you I can see this write spoke to you, god bless as always.'
Date: 1/8/2018 1:26:00 AM
Hello Catie, yes Tom has had some out of the ordinary experiences as have a few of us there seemed to be a spike in them specially for him from 2115 to 2017 not sure what is in store next He says he feels blessed but questions the value of things in the world even more now as he was on his visitation looking into 'super reality as he puts it. there a three other unplanned meetings he had also.! Before this nothing
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