What a week! So much was accomplished for the Kingdom of God. We were able to fully complete the work project at the north site, Praise God! Even with the rain that casued the mud delays we were able to complete everything at the south site. Most importantly, our feet were able to be led everyday to visit the homes God would have us go to. We were able to lift up our brothers and sisters in Christ to encourage them, and give them a Bible for their home if they had none. We were also able to visit and bring the word of God to people who may not have heard the gospel before, and pray for God to heal illnesses, their jobs, for their families, and most importantly for them to recieve Christ.
Not only did we get to outreach in that way, we also touched many children's hearts in VBS. Dan had quite a following of young boys in "his soccer team", they looked up to him in many ways including prayer time. Three of which went up at the end of VBS to accept Jesus as their Savior. There were approximately 20 kids at the north site that went up at the altar call. Many hearts were softened towards the gospel this week. At the south site, approximately 15 kids went up and prayed with pastor Paul to accept Jesus into their hearts.
The experiences here are so difficult to put into typed words, the emotions, the laughter, it cannot be conveyed. It has to be felt. We wish we could bring this back to all of you to see, and to feel, or to bring all of you down with us. To look into the eyes of these children and these prayer warriors...words cannot describe what your heart says. If God is calling you in any way to come on a mission trip please do not hesitate, please do not let anything become an excuse to keep you from coming. God will bless you for your obedience, God will bless you for listening.
We are packing today, visiting some other missionaries in the area, and getting ready to head home tomorrow. We will continue the blog, for days to come after we arrive home with stories that are told to us from others that may be interesting for you to hear. We will we be adding pictures and videos today, but for now we leave you with these;
"Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care." -Shirley Baker
As Pastor Paul has been known to say, "Actions speak so loud, I can't hear what you are saying."
See you all soon.