Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Help us to stand!

We have been here for about 4 months. At first, it was exciting! We knew we were done where we had been and was excited to move on to our next "assignment". New city, new people, new (well old...) parsonage. Pretty exciting stuff...right? Our understanding of what we are up against is opening up! What we thought was a new exciting beginning, is far from that. We are beginning to see the "mentality" of the people here. Most, not all, of the people are takers not givers. They want you to give them food, clothing, money, washing machines. Yet, they want nothing to do with church or God! They come to the church on weekdays because they know they can get food or clothing, but you would never catch them at church during a service! Its like they dont want God, they just want free stuff they feel they are entitled to! AMAZING! They have no idea that its only because of God, that they are receiving food and clothing! Cause to be honest with you, I would not be here if Scott didnt KNOW that God sent him here for a reason! You can feel the darkness and hopelessness here!.... Lord, God, It feels soooo hopeless here! I know that we must stand on Your Word and have Faith. But it feels like Ive hit a wall and I cant even pray! Help me, Lord..please shine your light into this dark place! Teach us what to do, teach us how to help these people, teach us how to pray! Help us to understand why you have brought us here, and accomplish Your will in our lives!....I know all things work together for good to those who love God and are called according to His purpose! And I thank You, God that our lives are in Your hands. Help us to stand...........

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