This is the Mother. I am guest posting for Susan while she is on her mission trip. Just wanted to let everyone know that her and Jonathan made it safely to Brooklyn. All went smoothly and they have already experienced some culture shock. Below are some text messages I received from Jonathan:
Our driver (talking about the car service we used to pick them up at airport) was a talkative hindu-bhudist. Interesting.
He had a reasonable philosophy: selfishness is bad. It was hard to understand his accent, but he didn't seem to have an explanation for when selfishness came into being. It was just in the world.
He already believed in Jesus and that God had to die for us, but it wasn't quite the same. Susan did most of the talking (shocker, right! Susan doing most of the talking while Jonathan just listened!)
Please remember them this week in prayer and hopefully Jonathan will get me some photos up here soon!
Well people, it's now time to do what we all hate to do for any trip:
I hate packing. Yet, it must be done so thus I do it. But as I'm packing I'm reminded of the many things that GOD has provided for me to go on this trip like:
a new backpack
a carry on suitcase loaned to me by my brother (thank you Gideon!)
a few new bargain-priced clothes
and the knowledge that people are out there praying for my safety. Guys, to be honest I have been overwhelmed with the support y'all have given Jonathan and I! Knowing that people are praying for me is the number 2 thing that gives me the courage to tackle this adventure laid before me (knowing GOD is with me being number 1). So thank you again for helping us to prepare for this trip!
Now I would like to share this experience with each of y'all by inviting you to follow me! Not in the physical sense (I'm pretty sure the flight we're taking is full, sorry!) but thanks to the wonderful world of technology you can follow me on Instagram where I will be posting photos of all the cool things we'll be doing. And yes I promise to write a detailed post here on the blog when we get back!;)
So that's really it for now! Continue to keep Jonathan and I in your prayers as we travel and work alongside GOD's chosen people. Pray that:
-Their eyes will be open to the truth that they've been blinded to for so long
-That we will be purely vessels The LORD will work through. We can not in any way through our own power save people. So pray that GOD will work through us in such a way that our sinful selves can't, and won't, get in the way
-That our team will be in perfect unity with each other. That we will be understanding anytime someone gets tired and encourage them to keep pressing on in the hard, and easy, times
-That we will have a safe travel to New York, from New York, and all the little journeys made in between
-That GOD will be glorified this week in everything said and done. This week is about HIM not me so all praise belongs to HIM alone
Shalom (peace) to you all,
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