Jun. 17, 2016

GOD ANSWERS PRAYERS: Sunday, June 12, 2016

In church the Pastor, Cesar, usually plays the keyboard and someone else, usually Sergio, will play the drums. But there is never any music. Everyone else just knows the words to all the songs and they play the music by ear. So today when Cesar wasn’t there it made things difficult.

Sunday school lasted from 10:00-11:00. Then today we had worship/testimony time from 11:00-12:40. During this time Serena and I decided that I should play something, even though I didn’t have any music with me. So Serena looked up the words in Spanish to No Longer Slaves and she read them to the congregation, then I played the music without words. It was awesome to be playing in church again and I can’t wait to do it again soon!

In the Sunday School lesson Mark gave us a challenge for this week. He told us to think of someone that we will interact with this week. Then think of a way that we can help them and how we can be Christ-like to them, then do it. And to be praying for that person. The person that God brought to my heart was Lizbeth, a teacher at Los Pinos. I can tell that she works very hard with the students and could use some help. So this week I am going to spend time simply talking with her and getting to know her and help her by maybe grading some students’ papers or taking over one of her classes for twenty minutes or so.

After church we met up with Aline and her family for lunch. We met her husband and their two kids. I loved meeting Aline’s family after spending so much time with her. Plus, Aline’s daughter, Aline, is close to my age and bilingual. There is now someone my age that I can talk to in English! It’s so amazing the way God keeps providing different comforts for me!

 

 

 

 

So God is pretty amazing. He always answers prayers! Since I’ve been here in Mexico God has done some truly amazing things. He is answering prayers here and back home! If you’ve been praying for something or for someone for months or even years do NOT GIVE UP!! Keep praying because God hears you and He will listen! Specifically there are two people that I have been praying for, one of them for several months and the other for several years. I had similar prayers for both of them. I have been praying that God would really get ahold of their hearts once again and that they would surrender their lives to Him. I have truly believed that if they were willing, God would use them for incredible things. Well at the end of May one of them told me that he had surrendered to a work that God was calling him to for the summer and I was pumped! Then today the other told me that God has been working in him and he surrendered to God’s will for his life! People this is AMAZING!! Both of these people are examples of how God is so faithful to His children. They are examples that God will answer prayers in His own timing and in His own way. God has truly heard my prayers over the years and He always answers them in much larger ways than I ever prayed for in the first place. I am so very thankful for such a good Father and I am thankful to have these people in my life and to be able to share in what God is doing through them!