the heavens rejoiced today as 40 kids gave their hearts to Jesus.
oh, the power of the Lord that we serve :) the best thing about watching a child accept Christ is the fact that you can see the change take place. children are honest. they don't do things because they feel like they need to, because it is the thing to do. they don't do it to impress. these children give their hearts to the Lord because they can feel Him, they KNOW that He is real. they want hope, something to cling to in a land of nothing. and they find it there, in the arms of their Father. and being able to share that hope with them is a gift beyond any in this world.
i do not consider myself and evangelist, and i don't hope to be one. but i believe that you can share Christ with others through the way you behave, the way that you love. i believe that God makes Himself known to these children and all i have to do is show them the reality of His love. i tell them stories of a God who has moved me to a country far from my home and captivated my heart and soul. i tell them stories of a God who has a plan for my life that is always greater than what i have in mind, a God who has a plan for them too. they cling to this hope. so i continue to share it.
this ministry has take off, leaving me constantly filthy, exhausted, and thoroughly overjoyed. in the last week we have signed 101 children up in out sponsorship program, many of whom will go to school for the first time, though they are a range of ages, at the start of the school year in february. they are just as excited as i am. we have also started village ministry, doing Bible studies, singing songs and playing games with these kids and their friends in their home villages. my house is a mess and i don't have a spare minute to clean it, but i'm pretty sure that God doesn't care. mom, i promise to clean up a but before you guys get here. :)