Our desire is to love and reach out the community around this home. God has placed us here for a reason and we want those around us to know Him and the hope He offers. We must go out from here.
A team from Houston's First Baptist is here now and I am honored that they came to join us for a few days. They also spend a day at Heshima. On Saturday they came to the house to do some outreach into our community. We have been here less than a month and I have been too busy to take the time to go out and meet neighbors. This was the perfect opportunity. I bought about 100 loafs of bread for the team to pass out.
The objective was to go out and tell people that we are here because of God's love. He loves us, He loves them. Because the cost of bread has gone so high, what used to be a staple food, even out here in the rural areas, is now a special treat. We wanted to reach out to our neighbors and give the bread as a reminder that the Lord does provide for their every need. He cares for them enough to not only bring/provide the basics of life but He also wants to bless them with special gifts - the most special gift being that of eternal life in Christ!
The team split into groups. Some stayed at the house to play with the kids who had come from around. Others went out with one of our staff. It was so cool to see how everyone fanned out from this central location, going out into every direction. No one was given any direction of exactly where to go, but as we walked back home I noticed groups coming from literally every direction. Once again I was blown away by God's sovereignty and how He orchestrates our every step!
Glory to God....two of our neighbors accepted Christ and are now new believers in the Faith! Our Ministry Assistant, Joshua, was with the team is excited about following up with them this week. Praise God!
Please pray for the ministry of His Cherished Ones and the work of the Baby Center. May we always be following Christ, taking the message of Hope outside our wall, be willing and ready to....