Aware as I am that each of the blog posts have been filled with stories of instant and ‘in-progress’ healings, as have Brian’s, and Robert’s new Facebook page ‘Rob goes to Cali Part 2’, I thought I’d just let you know that there is plenty of ordinariness in between the wonderful works of God!
Shopping, laundry, cleaning the apartment all have to get done: for me, the working out of who goes where to preach, how they get there, who the translator is is my end of the admin – though it’s so, so much easier this trip as Pastors William Castaño and Wilmar Gomez, have done an amazing job ahead even of us arriving. Then trying to fit in other things, like hospital visits to pray for the sick, making sure ALL of the guys get to see the Old People’s home run by Ana Beiba, seemingly endless time in taxis – oh, and we’re all so tired – Rob especially recovering from his mammoth journey!
The weather’s been kind to us – just a few REALLY hot days, but yesterday it cooled to the unbelievable ‘low’ of around 27C. Nights have been cooler, which is a blessing, though I have to say there isn’t a single night where I’ve slept underneath any covers!
Of course, there’s preparation time, too: for the meetings we’re speaking in. They are all so different, and we all really DO want to hear God for each one. It would, for example, be pointless to do the same sort of ‘preach’ in a thriving church as in the drug rehab home….
And I’m still ferreting away trying to raise the remainder of the money for Ana Beiba’s home extension: Wilmar tells me she is well on the way with it, with what I was able to leave for her in July. The ‘rush’ now is to get the roof on and make it liveable in, as it does actually get cooler as the year goes on, and of course, when it rains, boy does it rain! Still some way short in what is needed, so if you could pray – I’d appreciate it. If ever there was a living example of ‘care in the community’, Ana’s home is it. We’re going Monday morning, 10 am our time, so that Brian can meet her, and see what God is doing there, then he’s at the airport at 2.45pm to fly back to his lovely family. Then 7 hours later, back to the airport again to pick up the lovely Nick Harding, and Simon Allaby, arriving from England for the next week or so.
So still plenty or ‘the stuff of life’ in between the exhilarating heights of seeing God move…..just thought it might help you to know that!