A little thing from my devo thingy thing that I did today =)
Psalm 27 - Thursday May 23.
v13-14 “I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.”
This is one of my most favorite Psalms ever. It is a Psalm that pretty much sums up my current walk with God, my heart, and my desire to not be confident in myself or in my own abilities - instead that I would have strength and confidence in God and God alone. None of my confidence comes from myself or is influenced by the things around me - it has to be from GOD only, who is and forever will be my constant source of confidence, strength and joy.
The Thai New Year is upon us!
Youth Retreat, Spring 2013!
What’s been happenin’?
Youth Retreat was March 22nd-24th and we had a fabulous time exploring God’s voice and what He says when facing certain issues in our life! I had a small group made up of kids who I don’t usually have in my small group on Friday night Exchanges, and I loved getting to hang out with them over that weekend. I also loved being able to connect with people I don’t usually get to spend a lot of time with, such as my fellow youth leaders.
Youth Retreat tonight!
How exciting =D I hope I have enough energy to last this weekend! XD
Wowowowowow last week at Passport! Closing this Friday!! Kinda surreal… I feel like I’ve only started here! (To be fair, I’ve only been working here since Jan…) but yeah! Exited about the opening of Entrance (which is… ironically, this Friday as well!) I’ll start working there in April though - taking a week off, got so much to do!
Journal Entries from Africa #7
2012, October 25th, Thursday
I AM SO TIRED! But today was a fabulous day - one of the best so far. We went and visited a ministry this morning that helps and reaches out to women at risk and women in prostitution. Having witnessed and experienced the power and very difficult spiritual battle that comes with this type of ministry through Night Light, it was exciting and really touching for me to visit them here in Ethiopia. We shared the sign skit with them, and also our Hip Hop dance! P’Uab led a devotional on the prostitute who Jesus saved from being stoned in John 8 (which, btw, was not what she had planned on sharing, but what God had impressed on her heart to share). It was so awesome to see how God orchestrated everything, and how He touched the hearts of our sisters there. Down to the lyrics of the very songs we did our skit and dance too! Songs and messaged of freedom in Christ. Powerful!
We then spent the afternoon mulling around before heading to an orphanage. It was an incredible blessing to be there - to play and to love on all those curly black-haired Africa babies… but it was also very hard to see how much they have been hurt, how much they distrusted people, how sad they were when we had to say bye - because they don’t get it. They’re still too young to understand, yet old enough to see what’s going on: that they were being left behind, again. We also got to hand out with the older (teen) kids and we danced for them and with them and had so much…
Overall, it was a wonderful, fulfilling, but emotionally & spiritually draining day.
Often at places like these (orphanages) they have rules against short term visitors and things like that, and I completely understand their reasoning. Perhaps it would be better to embrace these guidelines? These children are too precious, yet too young to understand. God, love on them!