Eye Witness News!
These past 3 days have been full of ‘eye witness’ God moments!
Today as we insulated the self help housing project, Channel 10 KTEN news came to the jobsite and videoed and interviewed us and Little Dixie and the owner of the home.
In the past we’ve been honored to be interviewed by the local newspaper and Little Dixie’s media team. This year we were honored to have the story make the 4, 5 6 and 10 o’clock news!
Our students worked hard and insulated the house in record time giving the homeowners much needed volunteer hours that they have to have as a part of the self-help program.
When we finished the insulation work project we asked Matt (homeowner) if we could pray for him, “Yes!” Then he shared with the team how much it meant to him that we would come all the way to Oklahoma to bless him. And that young people would do this kind of thing.
When we debriefed tonight we talked about how every day we’ve been here God has allowed us to meet someone new. Colin asked about the counselor Matt (night before last) that had brought the children to the playground across from our cabins… Matt shared with us about the poverty that is so prevalent in this area. Students can only go to school for 4 days because there is not enough funding. The hopelessness is overwhelming. Mercy ministries are burned out …. It so moved on the hearts of this group of kids … what is God saying to us about this? Why did he put these people in our paths? Time to seek and pray and then … obey!
We read Colossians 3: 12-17 …. Put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsufferings; bearing with one another and forgiving one another … put on love … let the peace of God rule in your hearts … admonish one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs … whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus … giving thanks to God the Father through Him.
We practiced our ministry time that we’ll be sharing at New Life Church Wed night… then we came back together and ended the night in worship together…
Sorry about the delay on this blog… non cooperative internet … !
If you don’t hear from me… then pray for internet access and the computer to operate smoothly… (wouldn’t hurt to pray for the computer operator too LOL)