Thursday, August 27, 2009

The 3 Challenge

Pastor Ben Rodgers from HPC Swaziland brought a group of young people across the border to spend some time with us. We enjoyed having them over here and they taught us so much and I believe they impacted the young people here to keep going and not give up. Despite the language barrier, they connected by showing love and serving in every way possible.

Pastor Ben brought an awesome message Sunday morning and challenged all of us to serve, put others first, and not to say one thing and do another. He challenged us to reach out to 3 people this week. Do something for some one outside your family. Serve in whatever way possible. Here are some stories I'm being told.

Miro (15): I went to an old lady's house and ask her if I could clean her yard. Then I told her that I was from the church and she explained to me that her leg was hurting. So I prayed for her and invited her to church. She offered me money for the work I did but I refused because I just wanted to help.

Rosalina (55): Helped elderly ladies clean their yards and took care of other things around the house. Funny story because she sent word to Carol that she would not be able to go to the women's group because she was helping people. :)

Leonardo (14): Helped an old man clean his yard. Invited him to church but the old man cannot walk too far so I told him we could pick him up with the new van the church has. He was excited about that.

So many stories coming in of people simply serving. People serving people with what they have. Poverty does not exclude people from following Christ's example.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


We've been waiting for this a long time and I'm so excited about building our new home.  We still have a ways to go to be living in it but it's still exciting to see how much we've done.  The building materials we use here are a little different than what's usually used in the U.S.  for housing. This week, we should be finished with the walls. The roofing is next.  After putting in electrical conduits and water pipes we plaster the walls and get them ready for paint.  We look forward to living closer to the church and in a place with a yard and some piece and quiet.  I'll be loving the fact that I will not have to drive so much every week.  

Friday, August 07, 2009

VBS Super Saturday

Great team of 12 people came from Healing Place to do a Super Saturday here.  It's always fun to have teams visit and get to know people.  I'm always encouraged by the stories they tell of their experiences here and how God is speaking to their hearts in so many ways.  We had over 600 kids come to the Super Saturday.  There were kids coming from all over the place.  They had a blast with the worship, craft, fun jumps, and a great Bible story.  I'm always amazed at how God gives us such great opportunities to reach so many.  I'll never forget what a very wise lady once told me, "Throw out the biggest net you can, and let God do the rest."  Never turn away kids; always do more to reach more.  God only give us opportunities to allow Him to work through us.  The team did an awesome job.  Thank you all that gave and prayed.