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Monday, August 8, 2011

from the beautiful, muggy Cebu

Sunday August 7 in USA/Monday August 8 in Philippines
Somewhere over the Pacific Ocean.

hello faith family and friends.
The lord is blessing and keeping us!

God has been teaching me something about himself in preparation for this trip, it comes from Colossians 1:16,17

For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities, all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

God has been moving and creating and breathing in Leyte all along. We are not bringing God to Leyte, or bringing his kingdom. He is there, he has been there, he is moving, connecting, speaking, he is bringing joy and peace, he is ALIVE. I am looking forward to joining into the movement of God's kingdom. I am honored to come along side what he is already doing. He is holding everything together. I am so grateful he is inviting our team and I in, asking us to come along. We are praying that we will be sensitive to the story that is already being told. We don't want to force our experiences into their world.

Late Monday August 8
Cebu, Philippines

We successfully connected in Manila and now are spending the night in Cebu. Even our luggage arrived! After our night here in our wonderful hotel, we will board a boat for Leyte, our final destination. We are eager to arrive in Leyte and meet the students! We have been practicing our "finger spelling" in sign language and are excited to see their shining faces! And now the fun is just beginning. Thanks for your thoughts and prayers!

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers and sisters.

1 comment:

  1. So jealous! Wish we could have done both trips!