Only a week has passed and we have already felt the Lord working in and through the people here.
The LORD has orchestrated everything perfectly. It's funny how we try to plan our days but HE directs our steps. He puts beautiful and unexpected moments in each day.
We along with our wonderful translator, Annie, have had the opportunity to teach some Bible stories this week.
Our first full day in the village, the woman that we are living with lead us to a girl recovering from pneumonia. Her home was the first home that we visited upon our arrival and we decided that we would prepare to have a bible study just in case. Once we were in their home, we asked if they would like to study with us while we were there. They said, "Sure, how about now?"... Of course, we were quite pleased with that answer! :)
The next study, one of the family members asked why our bible stories are not longer and if we wouldn't mind having longer ones! Needless to say we had two that afternoon and prepared for three the next day!
The beauty of the whole situation is not only did God bring us to this family, who is eager to learn and ask questions about who God truly is, but we were brought to this home solely through God’s leading. During our time here, our team has two central sites to focus on ministry, which consists of 300 families, and this very house does not reside in either of those sites. There is no doubt in our minds that it was clearly through Gods leading that we ended up in this family’s home. We praise God for allowing us to be used in the hearts of those He is already beginning to touch.
Thank God for unexpected precious moments.
The Filipino people that we have met with have not heard the gospel presented in this way before! Their faith is works-based and they learn by passed on traditions from their ancestors. Please pray that they will continue to have questions and that the Holy Spirit will break down decades of religious barriers.
We serve a BIG and MIGHTY God. He is able.
"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen."
Allyson and Kristy