More often than not, the answer was some form of, "Where have I not seen God?"
The examples ranged from worship in two languages during church this morning, to God speaking specifically to others, to missionaries we had never met having lunch with us and speaking into our lives, to the belly laugh of a girl from the Home of Hope this afternoon at the park. I could go on and on...
God is definitely with us and going before us, and we feel your prayers!
That being said, the Spiritual battle is also quite real and is trying to take us down--from physical ailments, to no sleep, to anxiety. The enemy is using whatever he can to thwart God's plans for us and those we are serving. But, we are confident in our God, and we KNOW that he has the victory in the end. What Satan plans for harm, we KNOW God will use for good.
As our team met this evening and opened up about this very real battle, it gave us an opportunity to really come together, rally around each other, and kneel before our Father as we placed hands on each other and prayed. Through tears, we gave our time here to the One who has had our days planned before even one of them came to be. How GREAT is our GOD!
We trust that he will do far more abundantly than all we could ask or imagine. As a few of our team members teach and share their testimonies tomorrow, will you please pray specifically that God will not only speak through them, but that through them and their stories, He will drastically and miraculously change lives? Please pray with us that He'll do far more abundantly than all we could ask or imagine.
Oh, and did I mention that as I read a note to the team tonight from their pastor, he included that very verse from Ephesians that speaks about God doing abundantly more than all we could ask or imagine? Oh, and following that, we pulled out another card that had the Matthew 7 verses about building our houses on the rock--which just happens to be what our skit and lesson are on this week.
Talk about God showing up! He is amazing...
Thanks for your continued prayers as we serve here in this beautiful place. We could not do it without you.
Isus te Iubeste si Te Iubesc!