I've spent a lot of time during the past week glued to the news about Joplin. My heart goes out to those who have lost not only their physical possessions, but also loved ones. I can't even imagine what I would do in that situation.
Yesterday I was out in one of the villages for church and we found out that a young woman's reed house burned down on Thursday. She's a mother of five whose husband recently left her. Scott's lesson, from Matthew 25, couldn't have been more appropriate.
“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’" Matthew 25: 37-40
It struck me again, that no matter where we live, there are people around us hurting. We are called to be lights, to be different, to be radical. This is how we want to live, and this is how we want to teach the Christians here to live.
The coming weeks are going to be very busy. We are planning to go out with the disciples this week to begin building her a new house. We also very excited to have two mission teams coming within the next week. The first group will be here two days from up north and will help us teach and in conjunction with The ECHO Project, we'll give out vitamins and worm medicine in the several villages. The second group arrives Sunday from Texas. They will be teaching through drama and helping us with two outreach projects in the community.
Lastly, I wanted to share photos from Scott's recent trip to the village of Zongéne with several of his disciples where they continue to do monthly teaching and follow up.
Be blessed. Be a blessing.