Church this morning was fantastic and challenging. The pastor gave a very powerful message…one directed specifically to us. First, the object lessons he used were three different Disney princesses (something VERY near and dear to our hearts) and different ways they should have acted. The message was about not waiting for things to happen, but to take God’s promises now and act upon them immediately. We have been feeling very trapped by what’s happening on our team and have started to personally write off the rest of our time here and begin focusing on our ministry in
We appreciate your prayers for our team. We are unraveling at the seams and losing a lot of our effectiveness. Many people on our team are de-prioritizing group prayer, personal accountability, and church attendance. There are also some dangerous squabbles between several team members. Satan is working very hard at destroying what God has assembled. It is scary to us to see our team disintegrating. We still have a week of ministry left, but most people seem disengaged and not willing to participate. Please continue to hold us up in prayer. This is certainly no way to end the New Year and our time here. Please be praying for a fresh start tomorrow.
After church, we decided to have lunch in town.
This country never ceases to amaze us. Today on the way home, we encountered a street show a couple of streets down from the base. There were Disney, Warner Brothers, and Hanna Barbara characters enthusiastically dancing in the street. What a big surprise this was. It tied in with the pastor’s message this morning. God is reaching out to us in some very unique ways.
Live marimba music is filling the streets of our neighborhood as part of the New Years Eve celebration. And guess what? More fireworks! Big ones this time. They’ve been steadily going off since about 6:00 pm. John will be glad when it’s over!