Sunday, November 6, 2011

Drinking from a Firehose

"How are you today?"
"I feel like I'm drinking from a firehose."

"How was the simulcast?"
"I feel like I'm drinking from a firehose."

"What did you think of today's session?"
"I feel like I'm drinking from a firehose."

Have you ever watched a fireman as he aims the firehose? It usually takes more than one man to hold the hose. And the amount of water that comes rushing out of the hose is overwhelming. Now try taking a drink from that waterhose...

This week we had sessions on preventing illnesses--like malaria, rabies, Japanese know, just the normal stuff. Oh, and don't forget the shot clinic...which was a bit overwhelming also. Clay and I each had 3 shots this week. The kids each had one (for rabies, which happens to be a bit painful), except for Matthew who received a total of 6 vaccines this week. Although it's difficult to watch the kids receive the shots, I know it's necessary to keep them healthy.

But aside from the physical aspect, God is showering us with his love and goodness.  Last Sunday night we had our first cultural worship service where we praised the Lord through prayer, song, and a sermon in a combination of Spanish, Portuguese, and indigenous dialects from South America. Wow! It was just like drinking from a firehose! God's presence was overwhelming as He assured us all of His desire is to see a multitude from every language, people, tribe and nation knowing and worshipping our Lord Jesus Christ. Tonight is the Sub-Saharan Africa worship night, and I can hardly wait!

Please continue to pray for Matthew. His nightly sleep schedule is so irregular. We've had 7-8 hour nights, and then back to 1-3 hour nights. Pray for me during this time as it's hard to focus during the day and to maintain a godly attitude.

Praise God that we didn't receive any news of Levi biting this week at school! But keep praying for him as well!

Pray for our language studies. Clay and I both had a language assessment this week and scored very well. This will help us to bypass some Spanish language study and go on to the Z language sooner.

1 comment:

  1. had no idea you kept a blog, have just a moment to add our prayers to the others going up to the Holy of Holies. so nice to know what is going on so we can pray for specifics, like Levi's teeth, and Matthews sleep. bit worried when you come, Alexander is not a sleep through the night baby, sigh, maybe we will camp outside.....we being you and me. hee hee.