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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

two birds with one stone.

Monday Evening August 15
Maasin City, Leyte

hello friends!
Another work day has been completed. We have only three work days left. We have completed so much but there is still much to do. Would you support us with prayer for our productivity? We had a great day with our construction worker teammates. They are teaching us tricks of their trade and we are learning more and more of their language.

We have been sharing our stories/testimonies with one another during our morning devotional time. It is amazing to hear the ways God has been preparing each of us for this trip for many years, long before this project was conceived in human minds. We have gifts, learned skills, collected a praying community, and been anointed by God. All of these have come together for this experience and for such a time as this.

Tuesday Evening August 16
Maasin City, Leyte

Our Tuesday has been productive and life-giving. The electrical work continues and we were busy sanding and painting walls. We also got to present a bible lesson to the deaf students during their school day. We worked hard to present the concept that God created them, they are special, and deeply loved. A deaf pastor, Lawrence, told them the story of God's creation from Genesis 1. Most of the 20 students in the group had never even heard this story before. It was very fun to watch their response to the fact that God SPOKE the earth and sea and sky into being. They have very expressive faces and you could see the amazement in their eyes. I hope they left school for the day knowing that God made them, values them, and has a purpose for them. Would you pray for them today? Pray that they would understand what we told them, and that the holy spirit would continue working on their hearts. They are so beautiful, wonderful, and curious.

We are all so blessed to be here. We are such lucky people to be able to see this side of God's heart. Each Filipino we meet on the street, each student we encounter at the school, each conversation we have one another. God is speaking new things to us, breaking our hearts for his people, and giving us unspeakable joy. Like I said, we are so lucky.

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

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