I have been back in the jungle for a month now! I’ve already had 3 short-term teams! Our short-term team season started early this year, from March to July we will host 19 teams!
So I have a story to tell you, it’s a little bit of a confession too. Here in the jungle we loose power A LOT, I mean more than you would think. When it goes out there is no telling how long it will be out for. It could be a few minutes, a couple hours or even a few days. There’s no way for us to know when it will come back on either. It’s not like we can call up the power company and say “hey! we have no power!” it doesn’t work like that. Last year shortly after I returned to the jungle we started losing power almost twice a week. It would drive me crazy and I would get so angry. This lasted for several months. Every time it would go out, I would start complaining and gripe about it. I would gripe about the possibility of losing a fridge full of food, or how hot it was without the ac running, and just whatever I could complain about. I would ask around too, “like how long do you think it’s going to be out”?? I know that I drove people crazy too. I would facetime weekly with my friends and then finally, they said something to me about my complaining. I thought to myself, maybe I should shut up about this. Then the Lord convicted me about it. I had really been sinning in my actions and my attitude about it. After that, I decided anytime the power would go out or even flicker I would ask the Lord to send provision to make the electricity better.
Fast forward to now. When I got back home to the jungle I started walking in the mornings. One morning I noticed some new towers that had been placed, I saw about 3 or 4 of them. I asked one of the missionaries here about the new towers and they said they are towers coming from the hydro-electric plant. I remember this plant being built and when I asked about it I got the impression that it wouldn’t have anything to do with the area I live in. Then the Lord blew my mind! I had been asking the Lord to send provision to make the electricity better, AND HE DID!! I know this may not be as powerful for you as it is for me, but it should encourage you to change your mind about how you pray and how you react when things don’t go your way. It did for me and the Lord rocked me. This has changed the way I pray and will make me pray for bigger/greater things! You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father. John 14:13
A few things you can be praying for:
I fell down the stairs last Monday and sprained my ankle pretty bad. Pray that it will heal quickly and that I stop being so clumsy!
I started teaching Eat the Word to a group of ladies here. Pray for minds and hearts to be open as we dive into this.
Pray for energy and strength for the missionaries. We will be extremely busy the next few months with short-term teams.
I am in need of a few more monthly supporters. Pray that the Lord will continue to send provision.