Take twenty seconds today, and pray for the people in this video! We don’t know their names, but God knows each heart!
“Boy, do the days go fast here” — do any of you feel like your days are going by fast? Sometimes we are asked what a “normal” day looks like for us. Although we do have some cemented pieces, like our teaching schedules and school routines for the kids, there are no two days exactly alike!
Recently, our team went to enjoy the local production of “Got talent.” We enjoyed a few of the numbers, especially this one of the men flipping around. There were a couple of acts that were simply, bad. I was quick to think the person would be booed off the stage, but I was shocked that audience applauded and cheered for even the worst of numbers. I was impressed with how loving the people were. It reminded me of God’s Love for each of us–His love is not based on how good our performance is, but because we are His children.
Once and awhile, we find something that is unfamiliar to us. Recently, there was a harvest festival in our city, and there were a few root vegetables that we hadn’t seen before. One was identified as a turnip– that’s probably something a few of you know about. The second was a black radish! Has anyone used this for anything? We are planning on cutting these into thin strips and baking them into chips.
Update: Black Radish Chips–delicious!
Last Thursday night we had a record-setting evening–34 students showed up at our Thursday night class! That’s more than double our usual number (almost triple!). Please join us in praising God for each one who attended. This number is a testimony to what He’s doing–people brought friends, family members, neighbors, and one guy showed up because he’s in our city on vacation! As we prepare for the week ahead, please be in prayer. The discussion topic is “Are You Happy?,” and we are longing for our students to find true happiness! May the Holy Spirit guide us as we teach!
This flock of sheep gathered by a river that smelled like toxic waste, but they did not even seem to notice. Let’s pray for one another as we seek to live lives of holiness in a world full of darkness–that we will stay alert and aware!
Sit down gently. Get up slowly.
Brick walls are man-made and only as strong as the materials used. This tree found a way to grow and thrive despite the obstacle in its way. As new creations in Christ, we have His life and power of in us. That’s great news–we can thrive, even through the obstacles that life throws our way. Please pray that our team will walk in this truth, and that our local friends will be forever changed by Giver of all good gifts!