“We talked about how we can serve God personally and how we are called to discover our own unique ways to do so, using Luke 10:25-37 as our guide.” The Christ Family Church has been exploring the world around them and how God wants to use them in it.
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Today, Sunday, we got to sleep in. I did not wake up until 7:30! Joslyn and I decided to walk around the campus and ended up meeting all the goats on the grounds. Only some of them enjoyed our presence. We fed a couple of them, but many reared on their hind legs before attempting to head butt us or in Joslyn’s words, “tried to murder us.”
The breakfast bell rang, and because the cooks had the day off, we enjoyed Craig’s fabulous, fantastic French toast. It was so delicious that I had seven pieces. Even Joslyn ate five.
After getting ready, we left for the church we would be attending. The church was much different than Christ’s Family Church. For starters, there were no walls, chickens walked down the aisles, and it lasted two and half hours. It was an amazing experience!
Although we could not understand what the congregation was singing, we were reassured by the fact that God could. We were honored to be a part of the energetic and passionate worship. During the sermon, God blessed us with a translator who happened to be sitting directly behind us. With her constant translations and the pastor’s vibrant speaking, we were able to receive a wonderful and comprehendible message about the story of the man at the healing waters and how no one who was healed stayed to help the others. This challenged us to seek out opportunities to help bring unbelievers to the healing waters of Christ.
With the absence of the cooks in honor of the Sabbath, we went to a restaurant for lunch. The restaurant was just big enough to fit our group and had a nice sound system that played Lynda Randle singing Gaither’s “I Am Free” seven times, in a row. We ate the classic beans and rice. Logan ended up finishing his own plate as well as those of Jessie, Ryan, Kade, Joslyn, Abigail, Liz, Cadena, and Christi. He still was not really full; his mouth was just tired of chewing.
Once we got back to the MH4H campus, we prepared to bring food supplies to families who lived on the mountain. Once again, a different member from our group acted as a spokesperson at each house. This person, with the help of a translator, introduced our group, prayed for the family, and reminded the family that we were delivering a gift provided by God. This experience has been one of my favorites. It really allows me to feel God’s presence, and I love being able to meet the family that we are personally serving. I think all of us, especially Abigail, enjoyed watching the children’s faces as we handed them new dresses, dolls, and cars.
Demonstrating the proper way to carry beans
Christ Family Church returning from food distributions
We arrived home around 4:30. Later that evening, as Logan did dishes, Joslyn, Kade, and I decided to use our free time to explore the campus. We met one of the workers, Reggie, and searched the fields unsuccessfully for ripe bananas. Then, Logan joined us as we climbed to the roof of an unfinished building that will soon be a staff house. While up there, we enjoyed each other’s company as well as the view of the sunset.
At 7:30, we met on the deck for Bible study. We talked about how we can serve God personally and how we are called to discover our own unique ways to do so, using Luke 10:25-37 as our guide. I love how our nightly Bible studies allow us to reflect on our days and connect our experience to our lesson.
After that, we went to bed in order to be well rested for tomorrow’s work.