If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples. John 15:7
Ahh! The quiet afternoons with a tropical rain. So nice. All six puppies are bathed, fed and sleeping. I have been in the midst of sorting and organizing supplies to donate to schools here. I am in the middle of the project so I’m currently looking at various piles of stuff…..wonderful stuff….but stuff. A great time to take a break and write a blog entry, right?
If you’ve never experience a tropical rain, all I can say is they are great. So cleansing, like someone has just turned a huge watering can upside down. As the water is falling the palm trees are twisting and turning with the wind. The breezes blow, breezes that you had forgot existed in the hours before in the hot, hot, humid sun. There has not been much rain here this year so water has been rationed and turned off at least every other day and wells were running dry. This rain is very welcome. So refreshing. I wish I could share this with you all here. There is so much I wish I could share, the face of the children, the joy you see in the teachers faces as we help them with learning supplies and ideas, the interest in ideas as they see different methods reaching children who before weren’t learning and just the plain fun or working with kids.
We have a new school that we are helping The name of the school is Semillas de Esperanza (Seeds of Hope). They were excited to hear the name of our ministry. It is a public elementary school of about 200 students and is very poor as you can see in the pictures. The village neighborhood of the Semillas school has much poverty and many children grow up spending their days in the streets. If their parents have a job they are left alone from early in the morning until night at least 6 days a week. So, many are not enrolled in school. One boy like this is Carlito in the picture. Every time I drive up to the school he runs to greet me and stays by my side constantly seeking my attention and promises that he will come to our group. He is 10 years old and is not enrolled in school. In talking with him, you can see that he is very intelligent but right now does not have the concept to think about tomorrow and the idea of how an education can help his future is something that doesn’t really seem to have anything to do with his current reality. But I’m going to keep on trying.
I strive to be led by the Holy Spirit in where I go and who I am helping. I find it interesting that in every school where God has led me are Christian teachers. Teachers who know God’s Word and believe that their job is a ministry. Several times they have said, “We were praying that God would send help to us.” Or there may have been parents praying. Just know that God does hear us and responds to our requests. He is waiting for us to ask.
I prayed for new tires about a month ago and we did receive the funds for the new tires. They are on the truck and are taking me to new places safely. I am so grateful! Thank you Church on the Rock-Indiana for those. Besides the Word of God they are my most important tool! Jesus said to go and i’m going with the help of you all. Bendiciones! (Blessings!)