Yesterday, our team visited the market and with the help of our culture guides, we negotiated the purchase of some essential food items that we will be distributing to families throughout our time here. Immediately after leaving the market, we drove to two homes to drop off food. These were homes where we would later help with the pouring of concrete floors. The mother in one of the home invited us in so we could see the inside. The walls were covered with colorful treasures.
It touched my heart instantly when Christi told us that she is a single mother. I immediately identified with her, because I was a single mom for about 4 years. I remember the many ways that my family, church, and friends rallied around me and encouraged me and was grateful that we would be able to serve her and her children in this way.
As we passed the other home and headed toward her house, I praised God in my heart. What a special gift to be able to help this mother. What grace to pass buckets in our brigade along side her son and my son and our sisters and brothers in Christ. And then when our team leader asked that I pray for the family as we all circled up after completing the job… my heart overflowed with joy!
The first night our team was together we talked about abiding in Christ. Remaining in the vine. That we would having nothing to offer if we were not continuously connected to the Jesus. God confirmed to me that I as choose to remain in him, he will act and will give me the desires of my heart that glorify him. What a merciful and sovereign and loving God!