Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Students have Arrived!

With the last group arriving around 12:30AM... All of the students have made it back to Rainsville, Alabama for debrief.  Please continue to pray for them as they have sessions throughout the day Wednesday & Thursday. 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Students are Arriving!

Students in by lunchtime
Students have begun to arrive back in Alabama for debrief. Be praying as they arrive throughout the day... last bus should get to the church around midnight Tuesday. Wednesday & Thursday will be full days of celebrating & sharing all that God has done. Please continue to pray!!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Power of Prayer

Today is my last day here in the Philippines... The summer has flown by and tomorrow morning I will start my journey home. First to Alabama and then home to Texas!

Last update I told you all about Nanay Charita, (she has had a stroke and is paralyzed on her left side.) My team and I have gone up to see her everyday since the first hike up the mountain, the paths have become familiar and we don't get too lost. We have loved the hike everyday, to see God's creation and to explore. I have only fallen once, on a rainy day and got covered head to toe in mud, every hike is worth it to see Nanay and her family. 

Its really hard to put the next part of the story into words. The first time we went to Nanay Charita's house we laid hands and prayed for the Lord to heal her. We prayed that if it was in the Lord's will, that he would heal her. The next day we climbed the mountain and entered the clearing of her house, I could see her smile from 100 feet away, as we approached her smile only got bigger. I didn't know what to expect. Kuya Nonoy said hello, and she began to tell him something, we sat quietly behind him. When he turned around, he had a face of shock, Nanay was able to WALK!! She said that she walked around that morning, something she had not been able to do since the stroke.

God is our healer. A women paralyzed can now walk, she had no medical help or treatments, just prayer. He healed her. He is powerful, and I'm continuously amazed at his power and grace.

Please pray for safe travels, and good health during travel.

Thank you for all your prayers, this summer has been amazing, the Lord has been at work, and your prayers have been an encouragement and comfort knowing I have each of you behind me praying and praising God for all he has done.

Here are some pictures of Masalong Salong, the first one is of our morning bible study and the others are of the mountain top bible study and our daily hikes up the mountain, which some days included many selfies, and laughs. 

The last picture is of the wonderful Women of God I have had the pleasure of spending my summer with, they have been an encouragement every day and loving on the hard ones, and I love each of them dearly! .

The Work Has Only Begun

Lives changed. Lessons learned.We have finished our ministry here in Cebu and only have one more thing remaining....a baptism! We are getting to baptize a family that has been ministered to by the last two NTs in this area. This is amazing! We are done with revisits and our translators will be doing follow ups during August. 

Pray that our friends being baptized would continue to grow and make disciples. 
Pray that our translators can share more of the gospel with the people of peace we had summer. 
Pray that the end for us will only be the new beginning for our new brothers and sisters in Christ. 

Although we are leaving...the work has only begun.