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Odres Nuevos (New Wineskins)

Despite rain from tropical storm Mathew we had the Guardian of the Vision Camp for level 11. There are 7 levels in the Guardian of the Vision discipleship program and I am the level 11 supervisor. We always have camps the last weekend of the month but because my level is a higher level I don't always have a camp. The camps are good because they remove the children out of their normal environment and puts them in a safe and beautiful environment outside of the city. And we have the whole weekend to pour into their lives and get to know them better. We had 12 kids for this camp and the theme was becoming a new wineskin. The main verse was from Jeremiah 18:6 "...As the clay is in the potter's hand, so are you in my hand." It was truly a privilege to run this camp and to minister to their lives. This camp was not only so that level 11 could be refilled and renewed by the Holy Spirit but also to minister to others. They had the opportunity to pray for kids in lo…

Sound the Alarm

Amos 3:8 "The lion has roared-tremble in fear! The Sovereign Lord has spoken-I dare not refuse to proclaim his mesage!"
In a world broken by selfishness, violence and indifference, we admit feeling powerless to make a change. However, you have promised that all things are possible through your spirit. Fill us with hope, even in the face of seemingly insurmountable injustice. Amen.

English Class

I had forgotten how much I enjoy teaching English. I have had varies friends approach me about teaching them English so we put together a class. I am teaching 4 of our pastors, from our church, English which is really exciting especially since all of them are called to be missionaries. English is vital if you are going to be a missionary in most other countries. I will be teaching one hour classes twice a week. Another reason I enjoy it is because they ask grammar questions that I haven't thought about in ages so it helps me keep up and learn new things about my own language.

Independence Day

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All the girls
The ferry ride
Geremias putting icing on my face.
Today is Independence Day for Mexico, Central and South America and we celebrated it with a family that I have celebrated this holiday with since I have been in El Salvador. We had a lot of fun because we drove out to Suchitoto which is where the grandfather lives. It is also Geremias's birthday tomorrow and that is why we are covered in icing. It is tradition here that the birthday person gets icing in the face but somehow it turned into a war. Geremias used to be a Guardian and now is in our adolescent program at church and now his little sister, Catherine, is in our Guardian's program. We ate breakfast and then went into town and saw the end of a parade and then we went to the lake and took a ferry ride across. For lunch we had Sopa de Gallina, hen soup, fresh coconut milk to drink, and of course c…

Let Me Burn With Holy Love

I have been blessed with a burden. A burden for a Guardian named Enrique. I wrote about him a few weeks back. I had not seen him at church since the Big Day service. Today he came to church and I gave him a big hug and talked to him for a little bit asking him where he had been. He didn't really give me any kind of reason. I don't know what it is but my heart goes out to him. I hardly know him but I can see a strong call of the Lord on his life. This evening as I was praying the Lord brought Enrique to my mind. Again, like when I prayed for him at the Big Day service, I just broke. My heart hurts for him and I don't know why. All I can do is cry out to God for his protection and ask the Lord to cover him. My heart literally feels heavy and I feel as if I can feel his sadness even though I don't know what it is. However, I know the Lord has blessed me with a burden for Enrique and even though I don't know what is going on the Lord is working and orchestrat…

Excuses

Why do we make excuses when it comes to our money and our time? There always seems to be an excuse when it comes to a person begging for money. We don't know what they are really using the money for. They might not even need the money, who knows? We make excuses to justify why we shouldn't give someone our extra change or buy someone food. I don' t have time, I'm running late for work, I don't have any cash on me, ect. So do we just skip over ALL the verses in the Bible that refer to giving to the poor? It is simply stated in Mathew 5:42 "Give to those who ask..." Simple enough; just give. Don't worry about what they are going to buy or do with the money, you just give with a cheerful heart. When I get to heaven I don't want to stand before God, who is LOVE, and say, "Lord, when did I ever see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and not help you? And God say to me, "I assure you, when you refused to h…