Friday, December 14, 2012

::friend Friday::Nina::

I'm so happy to have Nina here for Friend Friday.  Within the past few months, I've begun reading her blog.  I'm absolutely serious when I say that it's easy to tell from her blog that she has a genuine + sweet spirit -- just the type of blog I love to read.  I didn't get to meet her when my brother and I spontaneously visited her church several years ago....wish now that we could've met!

Take it away, Nina!!


Hello there!

My name is Nina Rose Hall. I'm 24 years old, and live I in Macungie, Pennsylvania. I've attended Lehigh Valley Baptist Church my whole life, and am so very grateful that the Lord has placed me here!

Curious what I do? Well, I'm a passionate lover of all things musical! Since I was young, I've had an interest in music and my parents have given me the opportunity to receive a lot of instruction over the years. My favorite instrument is the piano, then my harp, my flute, my orchestra bells, and my violin (which I hope to improve on in the coming years!).

Since I was young, I've had the privilege of doing quite a bit of traveling both in the US and in foreign countries abroad: visiting our missionaries, taking family vacations, visiting friends, school trips, teen camps, national parks, music programs, etc... Traveling is a wonderful way of broadening your perspective of life - and keeps things interesting!

I was saved as a teenager. Through the years, the Lord had often worked in my heart to show me my sin, and the importance of giving my life to him. My testimony is that the goodness of God led me to repentance...through the continual teaching of God's word at church and home, and the many blessings He poured out in my life. As I grew older and He began to reveal my sinful heart to me, I wanted nothing more than to be made into a "new creature" as the Bible talks about. You can read my testimony in more detail here on our church website.

I graduate from Louisiana Baptist University with my bachelor's in Music in 2010, and completed my Religious Education Diploma from Lehigh Valley Baptist Bible Institute in 2012.

A typical week would find me teaching piano lessons to about 15 students; working on a few job assignments around our church office; volunteering some time with the students at our christian school (Emmaus Baptist Academy); and doing the typical cooking, cleaning, laundry, etc...around our house with my mother and sister.

Sunday's are always busy days for our family as we all do our particular ministries around the church...then meet back at home later to talk about how everything went! :)

My family members are my closest friends. :) We have so much fun together! My parents are the best - I love them very much! Benjamin is my older brother, and a blessing to have around. He is engaged to be married this summer to a very lovely young lady from Washington state! Selena is my younger sister, and very best friend...I couldn't imagine life without her! Titus is my younger brother, and one of the sweetest guys I've ever known...don't know how I got so lucky to have such an amazing brother. Hudson is my youngest brother - cutest little guy with a hilarious sense of humor...we love him to pieces!

Well, that's a little bit about me! Thanks, Rebecca, for asking me to participate in your Friend Friday! It's been so fun getting to know you! :)



Called to Make the Difference said...


I'm actually a "lurker" from Nina's blog:) I think this Friend Friday idea is great! No, I've never met Nina personally either...though I've visited her church too :) ...but I, too, agree that she has a sweet spirit. Thank you for this great idea, and thank you, Nina, for sharing! Hope you both have a blessed day!

In the service of the King,
Heather S.
Is. 6:8

LoriS said...

Oh I just enjoyed this soooo much! I am Heather's, (above), Mom, have never met Nina personally, but am very blessed by what I have learned of her from her blog and ladies church publication.

Began following your blog from Nina's blog list. Am so excited to read more of you and your journey, Leon, :o) , etc. . . . . .

I agree with Heather. This is a great idea!

(Mrs.) Smith
Hebrews 10:24