"Where is that crazy girl who writes pro-life stuff sometimes?"
Sorry, friends! I have been out of the country this past week. In fact, I left on the day of my 28th wedding anniversary. It was my intention to at least post a little paragraph denoting that awesome day. It didn't happen because in typical fashion of all major trips I take, I pretty much don't sleep the night before and I do packing, cleaning and general organization up to the minute I leave.
So let me start off by saying that I have had a marvelous 28 years with my dear husband and I love him more and more every day. The funny thing is he was not originally slated to go on the mission trip with me but through some unforeseen events that took place, God decided that he should go after all. Even though we did not get to sit next to one another on the plane, it was a joy to have him with our group. :)
Our mission trip was phenomenal. This was my fourth visit and so for me it was a reunion to be able to see many of the same folks. We did some outreach but it seemed that this was more about edifying the ones who needed some encouragement--the ones in the trenches and maybe feeling battle-weary. We labor together for Christ and it doesn't matter what language we speak or sometimes how many miles separate us, we do need to encourage each other! We are in the world but not of it but even being in the world is a hard task. We are barraged with the religions of humanism, atheism, paganism and all the nasty isms that go against God. We get singed by the surroundings at times. While we traveled to encourage and bless, more of the opposite happened with them encouraging and blessing US.
I will write more on this later as it's about time to go to church. We'll be sharing our testimonies about the trip. Of course, my mind goes blank in front of any group larger than about 5 people and my words start to resemble something like yabba dabba doo...or some foreign language of an alien variety. I can glorify God in that language, right?
The amazing thing is that even though I am not very good with trying to speak certain languages, the Holy Spirit intervened many times with different individuals during the past week. Still, please pray for me to buckle down and really study this year to master more vocabulary, verb conjugations and better pronunciation and recall. It would be so much better to be able to not refer to a tiny booklet from "Spanish In Your Car" cassette tape set. No bueno.
I apologize for the blog drought. Some seasons are dry bur here's a drip!