Quick supper before bed :)
How thankful we are to have Brother Carlos here as well as Daniel's brother Samuel as they labor along with us.
Breakfast for 24 people...18 children and 6 adults. Wonderful!
Oh taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man that trusteth in Him.
How good our Lord is! Sometimes it is quite the battle to truly thank Him for the trials through which He allows us to pass. But last night and then again this morning I was overcome with how many blessings the Lord gives us. As I thought through some of our recent trials, how thankful I truly was for them, for how they have made me appreciate all the more the countless blessings the Lord gives to us each day.
This week, Daniel's brother, my sweet sister in law and 6 little Lockwood cousins are here. How those times of deep lonliness have made me treasure the fellowship we have had this week.
The weather these past couple of days has been so beautiful. Seventy degrees to us brings on hot coffee or chocolate, soups, hot breads, and even a blanket at night are such wonderful things to enjoy. I wouldn't most likely feel that way if it weren't for the months we sweated through 100 degree humid weather.
Samuel is growing so well and is just so sweet and happy. I've never appreciated my little one's health and happiness like I do now.
I was thinking of how my many failures the Lord has used to show me how very weak I am and how I need Him. And oh, what a privilege it is to be able to go to my loving Lord at any time to give my every burden to Him...concerns for my children, those sins that so easily beset me, every uncertainty, every doubt, and every fear. And just to have His precious Word to renew my mind with His truth.
Daniel left for the villages this morning. Last week, he heard a very sad story. A man whom he had gone to twice to share the gospel with was run over by a car. Sadly, this man mocked at every word Daniel spoke. Another lady out there began to weep as she has so many hurts and just doesn't know the truth...she just doesn't understand. I was teaching Abi and Isaiah their verse this week...Proverbs 3:5..."Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding." Our ways and thoughts lead to confusion, sadness, and destruction. But when we trust in the Lord, believe Him, follow Him, and let His Word guide our thoughts and ways, our feet are sure and oh the sweet joy and blessed assurance He gives!