An extraordinary day.
Today was not an ordinary day. It was extraordinary.
It started with the whole region losing electricity from 6am-4pm. Three of our five teams use a sound system for every presentation. What were we going to do? So we prayed and then left in faith for a full day. Pastor Nery said that they were looking for generators.
The service team had already left before the rest of us, but then we saw them on the side of the road. Jane told us that the breaks were having problems so the driver started pulling over. As he was slowing down and crossing the white line, the front right tire blew out. Nothing happened because they were already slowing down and pulling over. Everyone was safe. We believe, though, that because of all of your prayers, God protected our service team. God is a protector.
Because the service team was on the side of the road, they jumped into our bus and came with us to our ministry location. The med team, sports and children’s team were all in the same area during the morning. No generator, however, was ever brought to that location. Jane, our service team leader, had a small little portable sound cube that she had brought to play music for the service team while they were painting and working. The sports and drama team and children’s team borrowed this mini sound system that would not have been there if the brakes and tire had been working. God is a not only a protector, he is a provider!
The sports and drama team did receive a generator in the afternoon. They had problems with it though. It wasn’t amplifying the sound correctly. When it was time for the drama, however, Jason pushed the button on his iPod and the song played perfect. For the entire 6 minute song our drama team gave one of their best performances. When the song was over, the generator stopped working. God’s timing is perfect.
The mime team was supposed to perform at a school this afternoon but the performance was canceled. So it was looking like the mime squad would not have the opportunity to serve in the afternoon. The idea came up at lunch to perform in the central park. This is a common place where Chris and the mime teams have performed in different cities over the years but this year they couldn’t get the permits to make it happen. We sent someone anyone to try and find the mayor and get a permit. Within three hours we had found the mayor and he signed the permit with the permission to use the city square from 3-5pm. This was a miracle. Without over exaggerating, the mime team performed in front of over 1200 people this afternoon. There were people everywhere. It was a Holy Spirit movement! Many made decisions to follow or rededicate their lives to Jesus. God is powerful.
What can I say?
God is a protector.
God is a provider.
God’s timing is perfect.
God is powerful.
It was an extraordinary day because we serve an extraordinary God.
Tomorrow we travel to Solola for our final day of service!
Thanks for all of your prayers and support!