Quite honestly, I’m not sure where to begin. God is really working on me through this experience, so I think I’ll hit the highlights, and then as God reveals more in the coming weeks, I’ll blog about it then.
– God kept me safe. No hernia issues, no sickness, and in one case, he gave me superhuman strength, or at least supported me with a dozen or so of his angels. There’s no physical way I could lift the 3″x 3′ x 7′ piece of solid concrete wall above my head AND step across a 4′ wide ditch with the help of only 1 other person. It happened. I don’t know why.
– God specifically chose my team person by person. I only knew a couple of them, and then as acquaintances at best. The rest I had never met. It was the funniest group of people that I’ve ever spent time with. I would run through fire for them if they would ask.
– I was told that missions work is pretty selfish. You go with the intention of helping others, and they end up giving you more than could ever imagine. It’s true.
– Knowing that there are places where children live with dirt floors, cardboard and tin walls and roofs and no running water, and actually experiencing it are totally different things. I could tell you about it, but you wouldn’t truly understand until you experience it.
– Experiencing those same children eating a dinner roll or two on Tues., and then knowing that they won’t eat again until Thurs. when we come back with spaghetti and tortillas is heart breaking.
– The Holy Spirit is present and powerful, even in Spanish. I had the goosebumps to prove it.
– Brother Maceo reads his bible A LOT!!!! He also knows his bible and what God has to say. I’m in awe……
– There hasn’t been a plastic patio chair that can hold me yet……
– I don’t need to travel 3000 miles to feed and work for the underprivileged. They’re just a short drive from here. I’ll bet if you looked, you could find someone to help too.
That’s it in a nutshell. God is still working in me and won’t be done for quite a while. Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers while I was gone. We definately felt them.