COMFORTS & BLESSINGS
Nice hotels and hotel rooms with (mostly) good healthy food and Wi-Fi
Pastor Moses’ car to travel, good conversations while driving
Emails of encouragement and support from people at home
Plentiful bottled water
Beautiful scenery in the country-side we drive through
God’s multiple blessings unexpectedly showered on us over and over and over and over
I get to wear comfortable sandals when traveling and go barefoot all day teaching!
The weather is great – no coat or jacket when going out, in fact most places don’t have windows (some not even walls) so we enjoy the nice weather in the villages all day
After each conference, each one comes forward, I give them travel money & books, look them in eye, say “Praise the Lord” and shake their hands. I think about how each one is loved by God, special to Him, unique, called, gifted but faced with their own sin struggles. I feel a great oneness with these men and wives and know I’ll spend time with them in heaven!
HOW LONG WILL I KEEP DOING THIS?
How long will I keep doing this? As long as God wants – leaders here say long time, 10 – 20 more years. A pastor prayed fervently for God to extend my years so I can keep doing this important work and it was if God said to my heart that He would be doing that. He’s said that to me on my 60th birthday as well. Still, almost since the beginning we have been praying for the right pastor to come along to help with the work now and take over in the future. We keep praying that. It’s God’s ministry, He will provide when and if He wants.
DON’T IDOLIZE CHRISTIAN CHRISTIANS
Don’t see them as more perfect, committed, right in God’s sight, etc. They have the same sin nature we have, fight the same enemy and world, and give in to the same flesh. They struggle with pride, immaturity, greed, self-promotion, bickering, jealousy, lust, adultery, etc. as we do. We see it every day. They may have far less than us, but they are used to it – its all they know. They may have a higher price to pay to follow Jesus, but that isn’t a bad thing. We are to be pitied, not them. Someone once said that the church can stand anything but success, and the church in the USA has been very successful. (February 5, 2016 Vijayawada, India)
YOU KNOW YOU ARE IN INDIA WHEN
Fast food takes 30 minutes, and that’s with no one else in line
VERSES THAT HAVE SPOKEN TO ME WHILE HERE
“Let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart”. Galatians 6:9
“To this end I labor, struggling with all His energy, which so powerfully works in me.” Colossians 1:29
What are some verses that God is using in your life now to minister to you? If you can’t think of any, ask Him to point you to some. Read your Bible and listen to His Spirit as He ministers His truths to your spirit.