Sunday, July 20, 2008
Sunday Worship - Youth Choir Singing
Greetings from Yambio on a beautiful Sunday afternoon!!!
It is so amazing to be here again with these wonderful people. Being here a second year has deepened their trust of us. Yesterday during the retreat we hosted for the youth leaders and college age students, they were very open and honest in asking questions and sharing prayer requests. It is so humbling to be able to love them and encourage them in Jesus' Name.
Our goal for yesterday was that each young person would leave built up in their faith, confident that God is in control of their todays and tomorrows--and we believe that happened based on their comments to us. Worship today was wonderful--I love to dance and sing in Africa!
When I look into the faces of these dear people, I marvel that God would use a forgiven sinner such as me to bring encouragement to them. From Baraka--a 6 or 7 year old boy to Jackson, a 28 year old youth leader soon to be college student... to Pastor Nicholas, a pastor in his 30's to the dear older woman who was singing in one of the pictures we sent back to you--each of them has a story and God is involved in their lives.
Life has improved here via cell phones and more passable roads, but as Sue shared in her blog--the needs continue to be many and often overwhelming. But we talk to the God who spins the planets and is able to supply all the needs--and we pray with faith and confidence that this will happen.
We love you all and are so privileged to represent you. We've heard very often--tell your church and family and friends thank you for sending you! We agree--and thank each one of you from the depths of our beings! We love you!
Love and prayers from Yambio,