Well we ran around today like little chickens with our heads cut off running errands for these 41 people who have signed on to come and be servants in a land that so needs to see them show up. This is the good stuff. It gets me juiced for sure.
I love to think about what God will do with people whose sole purpose for the next two weeks will be to help people who need it. Without the distractions of the rush and demands of home. Without having to go to a 9 to 5 to earn a living. For a week or two the job description will be to “show up.” To allow myself to become less important and other people to be of supreme importance. To look into eyes and hearts that hurt and are weary and attempt to enter in to their pain, to sit beside them and offer compassion and hope. A whole host of other things will occur and it will be beautiful to watch and be a part of.
We spent dollars today on wood to build 6 houses for families who right now are sleeping on the ground that is infested with bugs and may or may not have any covering when it rains or the wind blows. Some day very soon some people will show up and tell them that God sent us to build them a house. Regardless of their thoughts about Him they won’t mistake where the help came from.
We spent money on two truckloads of food that will feed 200 families for a period of 2 weeks. I can’t tell you the number of people I have seen digging in dumpsters for food because they have none and there’s not an ounce of money to buy any. Mothers are giving away their children everyday because they can no longer feed them.
We spent money today on wood for a playground for two children’s homes that have children who have been abandoned and basically have no one except for the family God has given them through providing the homes they presently live in. They haven’t grown up with mass amounts of toys in their toyboxes, or swings outside, or so many of those luxuries. So when these folks show up to build them a playground that is for the sole purpose of them having a good time and realizing that God can just be doggone fun the smiles will abound.
You know what we did today…we spent our time being reminded of some things that I desperately needed reminded of. I remembered today that there’s nothing better than being a part of a team with people whose hearts love to serve in this country and will be here soon to do just that.
Please continue to pray for their travels. They leave the States on Saturday, some others come a week from that on Friday the 14 and they leave the 22nd. It will be a great two weeks. Pray that God will be glorified on every worksite, in every word, in every action…that we might make Him look good above all else.
Keep giving to those who need it!! I’ll do my best to do the same.