Sunday, August 1, 2010

Moldova, Sunday, August 1, 2010

Wish I had the time and energy to write a long note about our day but I'm pretty tired and need to rest before our big day tomorrow.

Jesus Saviour Baptist Church was packed and very uplifting. The 2 hr service flew by with all the singing, choir songs, special times of prayer from the congregation, greetings from guests, sermons and communion. We were warmly received in more ways than one.

Lunch was at a newly opened pizza place and was tasty. Then we divided for projects - 4 people plus Connie, the CERI Director, shopped for grocery lunch items while the others changed money and strolled the outdoor market.

Supply boxes were opened and we located all things needed for our first trip to the camp to meet the children and divide into groups. That experience had mixed reviews - things went smoothly for some and for others the number of kids in a group was overwhelming. But we shared ourselves and began to show God's love. We came back to the team house for another delicious meal and a time of team strategizing about how to handle what God has blessed us with. We will shift kids between groups and attempt to level the numbers somewhat. But we definitely are feeling attacked by the evil one with feelings of intimidation and inadequacy. We're confident God will equip us for what he has called us to but it's a hill to climb we have before us.

No rain in the forcast for which we're thankful.

Trying to organize for tomorrow so will sign off and continue with that.

The people you are praying for are these:

We are very grateful for your prayers and the knowledge that God will be with us all day every day.

1 comment:

Marge B. said...

Dear Father,

As Caitlin, Kristin, Peggy, Robert, Allison, Mark, April, Lonnie, Lesley, Lee, John and Linda awaken on this new day, may this be the prayer of their heart:

"Praise be to the Lord,
for He has heard my cry for
The Lord is my strength and my
my heart trusts in Him, and I
am helped.
My heart leaps for joy
and I will give thanks to Him in
song." (Psalm 28:6,7)

As I lift this team up to You
today, I claim Your truth, and
thank & praise You that:

"The Lord is the strength of
His people,
a fortress of salvation for
His anointed one.
(That You would) Save Your
people and bless Your
be their shepherd and carry
them forever."
(Psalm 28:8,9)

Empower them to "be strong in the
Lord and in His mighty power.
(That they would)Put on the full
armor of God so that they can take their stand against the devil's schemes." (Eph. 6:10,12)

I praise You for how You are going to demonstrate Your power to them today. Encourage and strengthen them spiritually and physically. Your Word promises:

"The Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one." (2 Thess.3:3)

Might those whose lives they touch today, be receptive and tender hearted to hearing Your voice.
May You be honored & glorified in everyway.

We're trusting in Your mighty power.