The Importance of Maintaining a Spiritual life

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Written by:Gary Wonning

One has to look no farther to see how  important it is to maintain a spiritual connection with our creator than the story of Jamestown, our earliest colonial settlements in the New World.

The early pioneers faced many hardships after landing in the new world in 1607. As they faced the hardships of starvation, frequent Indian attacks , inclement weather, and a variety of hardships, they began to fall away from God.

The early settlement had been reduced from five hundred to a mere sixty emaciated settlers, some of which  resorted to cannibalism to avoid death.

Upon seeing the tragic state of the colony, Gates, Summers, and Bucke went to the empty and run down church and rang it’s bell.

Those who were still able crawled out of their shelters  began praying to God.  After which they prepared to leave and sail to New Newfoundland, a safe harbor. None shed a tear, the struggle had been too hard, they buried their weapons and armor and prepared to sail away, leaving behind hundreds of graves, a failed colony and a ghost town.

As they sailed out of the harbor, a ship appeared with enough provisions and comforts to carry them through. The Right Honorable De La War arrived just in the nick of time. If he had arrived a day later , they would have all been gone.

They returned to Jamestown, fell to their knees and prayed a long silent prayer, followed by a sermon by Rev. Bucke. He then gave orders for the church to be repaired  and the colony was resuscitated, and it’s Gospel mission to the Indians was remembered.

Henceforth the tiny village prospered and from those humble beginnings our nation was born.

 Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his

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