So much - blessings.
An incoming mission team from Sagemont Church in Pearland, Texas, led by some friends that I went to high school with, infiltrated our world here in the Dominican. They blessed many in a major way. They blessed my husband, my children and my life. They helped with our retreat and it was amazing! I am grateful for the way that the Lord intertwines the lives of His people and for His incredible timing!
|Sagemont group fresh off the plane.|
|My friends Joy & Andy LeBlanc - from high school - taking in the Dominican.|
In addition, my cousin (who is like a brother to me) and his wife (who is like a sister to me), came to visit for the purpose of discovering if the Lord is leading them to work here as a volunteers. Jon and I were blessed to be in their company, blessed to pray with them and for them, and blessed to hear that the Lord confirmed that which we had hoped for - that they are being led to serve here! I sit here completely blown away.
|Meeting our cousins, Scott and Meleah Taylor, at the airport.|
|Meleah and her pet avocado.|
|Dinner at Gilberto's, our favorite pico pollo place.|
|Meleah's first Diahatsu ride.|
|Scott and Jon at the river on a super cold, rainy day.|
So much - conviction in my own heart.
|Unlike this flip flop tossed into rebar and covered in cobwebs, my life has a purpose.|
|I need to be intentional in my pursuit of the Lord, my thoughts, my conversations, my encounters with others, what I teach my children, how I serve my husband, how I pursue students in my midst, etc.|
So much - observation of the Holy Spirit at work all around.
Um - WOW! Nine people came to know Christ as their personal SAVIOR last week. In addition, many powerful, wonderful, exciting things are happening within this ministry at this time. Never have I seen more movement amidst such utter brokenness.
So much - uncertainty accompanied by perfect peace.
Is today any more uncertain than tomorrow? Today is a beautiful mess. Beautiful because the Lord's hand is involved. A mess because people are involved. Things seem more uncertain than ever, yet I know the end of the story, that Jesus is coming back . . . . soon. In the mean time, I will keep my eyes focused on Him, knowing that He can navigate amidst the mess.