It has been a really short trip but, God continues to reveal to us how amazing He is. This time with Dwayne and Randy has been quite revealing. At every turn new opportunities present themselves and we are given further insight into God’s leading.
The day started with lots of discussion around breakfast and a short trip south. Over lunch: Dwayne, Isiais and I discussed a cross cultural mission’s trip with Pastor Basilio for the fall…possibly around Easter. In-between we had the opportunity to put tangible thought towards preparing Los Olivos for the next step in our building program (pieces are coming together, praise the Lord). The evening brought another answer to prayer that goes back to the beginning of Los Olivos. With a connection to 33 different ministries around us I am having a hard time keeping up and so does OL’s plans to be a resource for them and the community.
However, there is a feeling between us that we are on to the next stage of what God wants to accomplish down here and we are excited to be servants in that. Once again we are running rather than walking. Praise God for all those who pray for this and contribute to this work tangibly through actions and financial support.
Lots more to unpackage in further blogs…
During our time here we listened to many stories about abuse, tragedy, and need. Please pray for God to multiply the work the local church is doing through indigenous Pastors. Most Pastors work through the day to earn a living so they can minister by night. These average men and women sacrifice everything to make sure no one is lost or neglected. I have learnt much from their character and am blessed to call many of them friends.
GREETINGS FROM LOS OLIVIOS
POSTED ON Nov 07, 2011
Dwayne, Randy, and I arrived safely last night and spent today around Los Olivos connecting with Isaias’ family.
Things are going well down here. Los Olivos looks amazing and Isaias continues to amaze us with all the new landscaping and rock work. It was great to see their family again and connect over a few laughs. Jafet has a new dog and Isaias grand-daughter was on site. It was really cute as she spoke to us in Triki and Spanish…following us around Los Olivos…very cute…barely understood a word she said.
Isaias presented some needs from a few Pastors I had never met before and look forward to spending time with. With a growing indigenous church around us, the Lord is moving! Today, I was reminded again how the Lord prepared the way. We are here at the right time and in the right place. May the Lord use us to our full potential. The need is great here and we heard several times today the reality of life without Jesus and the consequences of poor life choices.