Spent time yesterday with two sets of pastors – I’d be fibbing if I said it was meetings, but it’s always good to touch base with people you’re going to be involved with ahead of time. a couple of years or so ago, Benny & Paty, introduced me to Daniel & Paty, and the connection was instant. Had a great time at their church last time I was here, and they’ve been specially advertising the upcoming one as a healing meeting. So to get a chance to relax with them last night, in the VIP cinema, with waiter service(!) watching ‘The Illusionists’ was great!
Tomorrow sees the schedule really underway, two meetings, one at Benny & Paty’s church, Mundo de Fe, Barak (Barak is the ‘colonia/barrio) in the morning, and the late afternoon one is quite a drive away… I’m not even sure if I can say the name of the place, let alone spell it – but here goes… Ixtapoluca (probably totally wrong, but as there is a place called Ixtapalapa, it might not be so far out!
Getting your head around the size of this city is impossible – some years ago, the population ‘estimate’ was 32 million, it’s many more than that now, and, when you fly in, especially at night with the lights, it’s just utterly breathtaking, and enormous. So going from one meeting to another could easily be 2 hours of more each way…
Meetings every evening, one a home visit to pray for the lady with cancer, then churches every evening, including (I hope!) a meeting at the church of Alvarro and Vicky Dader Reyes, wonderful friends whom I’ve known for 16+ years. Another Saturday, then two more meetings Sunday, and I’m really believing that God is going to do here what he’s been doing so regularly in Colombia for the last couple of decades, too….
Wonderfully, I’ve slept – not just here in a place I consider ‘home’, but on the plane, and those of you who know me well will know that sleep and I haven’t been great friends since I was 12! I’m so grateful to God for this on-going (at the moment! – and into the future, please??!) blessing. And, the knees ain’t doing too badly after the long day hammering them getting here!