Thursday, January 6, 2011

A Whole New World

I wasn't ready for what I saw today.

First of all, I will tell you what I was ready to see. I was ready to see a building site, stones, cement and lots of people working to create a platform for a house. I was ready to meet new friends. I was ready to pray with complete strangers. This, I was ready for. But when we turned the corner in our vans, I saw what I can only describe as slums, houses made from palates, tin, old signs, bed frames, basically anything was usable.

I don't know why but I didn't expect to see this. I do know that God knew I was going to see this, I do know that God's ways are not my ways, His plans are not my plans and I can safely say I am glad He is in control of this and not me.

As you read this I ask you to pray for our team, pray that we will see what God wants us to see, that we will hear what God wants us to hear.

Pastor Phillip


  1. This post reminds me of the words from the song Open the Eyes of My Heart Lord...words that we sing, but don't always necessarily understand what we are asking for.

    My prayer for this team is that you will continue to 'see' what God wants you to see and that when you come home that God will open our hearts as well to 'see' and 'hear'of His miraculous love and grace through the stories you share.

    May none of us walk away untouched from any teachable moments that surround us no matter where we are!

    God's blessings on each of you!

  2. Great to hear you all arrived safe and well. Trust God will continue to challenge you all and give you that servant heart as you minister to the folks at San Carlos. Keep the info coming. Ken & Freda