We have been getting back into the schools and playing with and teaching the kids! I really enjoy our time with them! Sometimes I feel like it really ain't making a difference, but that's when I slap the devil in the face and get in the car and go and have some fun and pour out the Truth all over the kids! It ain't my job to make sure it sticks or penetrates and grows...but I'm going to keep seasoning it with salt that does penetrate and with truth that sets free those who hear it and get it! God is good and has equipped us with everything that we need to do His good, pleasing, and perfect will!...so let's get out there and do it! Nancy is a huge help in the schools! The kids love her! And we now have another friend helping us, Ruben, with serving and loving the folks here! They are great to have and a true blessing for the ministry!
We have also had several seminars in the house over the past few months. Some with the pastors, some with youth...all went great, praise the Lord! God is so faithful to show up and teach and fill this place with His presence and Word! Even in the kitchen you can fill His presence and blessing over the food! We really enjoy having the pastors in our house and seeing and hearing about the awesome things God is doing in their lives and in their communities!
Brandi, Nancy and Ruben are faithful about going and pouring into the lives of the folks in the hospital every week! They take gifts for the babies and Christian literature for the older folks! It's great to see the smiles on the faces and see the encouragement and the lifted spirits as they pray and as God wraps His arms around them and they experience His presence and comfort in their difficult times! It's probably the more difficult thing we do b/c of the extreme heat inside the hospital and the spiritual warfare while we pray, but God is bigger and stronger and gives us the strength to be His voice and hands to many lives. To God be the glory! For great things the He is doing!
We have come so far with the construction too! Praise God! One of my friends asked me one day if we were almost out of money and about to stop working...I thought that since day one that has been the case! HA! And we are still working three months later every day with out stopping! So I don't know how to answer that question...Only God knows! And God is faithful to complete what He has started and will do it in His timing! I just read in Haggai where He said that He is the owner of all the silver and gold so He will provide what we need to do His will...in His timing! So we are trusting God and moving forward in faith with what He has given us to work with for today and will keep doing so until He says otherwise. It ain't easy!! Don't get me wrong...very trying and testing sometimes when it seems to be overwhelming and everybody is asking so many questions about the next thing...But I try to keep my eyes fixed on Jesus and let the Spirit lead my next step. Please keep us in your prayers throughout this process! God is so good and faithful!
The family is doing good! Have had some sicknesses that felt like it sucked the life out of us! Ha! But we bounced back with God's strength and have been doing good! The kids finished their school today! YEA! And the groups are about to start coming in June and don't stop until the middle of August! So it'll probably be another 4 months before I blog again! Haha But I'll try to keep the blogs updated. We are using the ministry facebook a lot to post pictures and updates! www.facebook.com/eyeswideopenministries Go check it out!
There you go....
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