I am so incredibly sorry that it has taken me so long to update my blog. Things have just been crazy busy here. I know I always say that, but it is true. Once the project get’s started I barely have time to eat sleep and breath, let alone post to the blog. In a nutshell, this is how things are going.
PROJECT DAY 1– Well, day one got off to a great start. We arrived at the small church that we were going to be ministering with at about 10am. The groups split up and started ministering in their various assigned areas. All was good with the world… That was until it started raining, and raining and raining some more. No big deal you might think, but you would be wrong. The colonia that we were working with is built in an area that used to be a lake – yep, a lake! And guess what happened when it rained… The lake filled up. It was a total mess. Everyone had to contend with about 1 – 2 feet of water, including the 2 small children we rescued in our bus. As the rain continued to come down, we began to ask the Lord what he was doing. As we did this, we realized that the Lord was showing us that HE was in control of this trip. When we returned home, the leaders sought the Lord’s face and felt that he was leading us to throw away our plans for the trip. We did this and then brought the kids on board. The night ended with about 4 hours of worship at the foot of a big wooden cross. The kids didn’t want to leave (and neither did I). God is moving…
PROJECT DAY 2 – With open eyes and ears trying to listen to the Lord we headed out for another day of ministry, yet today would not be about our plans but rather the plans of the Lord. It was a beautiful day. What was even more beautiful than the day was the way that the kids really tried to follow God in EVERYTHING that the Lord led them in. Some groups trudged through waist deep water to help people clean out their homes, others led an impromptu VBS in our school bus, while others did work on the church that wasn’t expected to be done by us. The theme for the day turned out to be, “Lord make us uncomfortable!” He did a good job at this… The kids were hurting, tired and whipped out, but feeling blessed by how the Lord had moved. I am now sitting at a table playing bible trivia with an interesting mix of staff, participants and translators – while others wait with baited breath to use my PC. I am not going to proofread this, so I apologize for any inaccuracies.