Well…

…I made it.  :)  God is good.  It was close, but I caught my flights and arrived safely in hot, hot Belize.  My computer says it’s only 88 degrees here, but I don’t believe it.  The car thermometer said 101 on the drive home.  So not what I’m used to!

Thank you, everyone, for your prayers.  I do believe they put me through to catch the flights and hold the planes.  Right now I am sitting in the girls’ dorm at the base, taking a few minutes since I have some free time before dinner.  For a week, I will be the only one in this dorm.  On the 7th a large team comes in, so I’ll have to shuffle around.  But we’ll cross that bridge when we get there.  I am so thankful for this space to myself (to all of you who joined me in praying for a “trysting place”… thank you, and keep going!).

The base is quite different from the last time I was here.  The church has been finished, Sondra’s shop has been built and painted, and there are a few extra cats running around.  Plus there are more vehicles than I recognize.  But, the birds are still chirping and the fire ants are still crawling and the work is still going.  I don’t know what the rest of this week will hold–Ms. Linda and I are going to figure that out tonight after dinner.

Please continue to pray, especially for the trysting place.  I will give you other prayer requests as they arise, but for now that is my concern.  Thank you for being a part of this journey!

 

**In case you don’t know what a “trysting place” is, in this sense, I encourage you to find the poem entitled “The Trysting Place” by Bryan Jeffery Leech.

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This post is a bit explanatory in nature.  There are some things I need to clarify, and a request I need to make.

The LORD is calling me to full-time missions, as many people know.  However, my ultimate destination is unknown at this point.  Yes, I have been to Belize multiple times and am attached to the country and people–but I do not know if that is the country God wants me in for the rest of my life.  Over the months He has been showing me other countries and the needs accross the globe; only He knows where I’ll be permanently.  He has revealed to me that I will be taking in children at some point, and working to restore generations of people.  (How great is our God!)  But where?  When?

These upcoming three months in Belize will provide answers.  I am fully confident that the LORD will show me the next step, and lead me exactly where He wants me.  Thus, my time in Belize will be a time of intesnse listening while serving.  My request, then, is that you would be faithful in prayer.  Pray that any- and everything that distances me from God will be torn down.  Pray that my breeches will be stopped.  Pray that He will bring His will with clarity, so that I would know that I know that I know.  Pray that I would have a trysting place to meet with Him daily (I can assure you that Satan is going to work his hardest to keep me busy and away from the LORD).

I’m sharing this because I want you, Reader, to be a part of it.  I want you to see the LORD’s glory as He shows it to me and those around me.  HE is the one to be praised, and as a body of believers we must bear each others’ burdens and share each others’ joys.  So, join the journey.  Come with me and see His faithfulness and love.  There is no God like Jehovah!

Bless the LORD

Bless the LORD, O my soul

O my soul

Worship His holy Name

Sing like never before, O my soul

I worship Your holy Name

The sun comes up

It’s a new day dawning

It’s time to sing Your song again

Whatever may pass, and whatever lies before me

Let me be singing when the evening comes …

You’re rich in love and You’re slow to anger

Your Name is great and Your heart is kind

For all Your goodness I will keep on singing

Ten thousand reasons for my heart to find …

Bless You LORD …

And on that day, when my strength is failing

The end draws near and my time has come

Still my soul will sing Your praise unending

Ten thousand years and then forevermore

Bless the LORD, O my soul

O my soul

Worship His holy Name

Sing like never before, O my soul

I worship Your holy Name …

Yes I will worship Your holy Name

LORD I worship Your holy Name

Sing like never before, O my soul

I worship Your holy Name 

Jesus, I will worship Your holy Name

 

10,000 Reasons by Matt Redman