Saturday, July 5, 2008

future amanda, in real life!

Well I'm here, obviously in Mexico. I want to try and NOT say that over and over again, because i'm sure if you read my blog at all you are well aware of this.

As per my previous post (the 4th of July one) I had said that I would be trying desperately to get online so i could share pictures... however, if there is a "biggest moron of the year" award, then I would surely get it. Please continue reading to find out.

If you're thinking you're smart and are sure you have figured out WHY you won't be seeing any of my pictures until I get home, you probably ARE. I'm the dumb one here. I forgot my card reader. Rendering all my pictures bound to their original home in the camera until I reach my lovely place of residence in NY.

However, with that said, I DO have pictures from some other cameras :) There are ups and downs to having 1 of 3 laptops out of a group of 20 people. One of the ups is that I get to upload all their pictures... it's also one of the downs lol!

This is the back of my team shirt. They are so cool, they look like softball shirts and people thought we were a travelling softball team the whole time we were travelling.

Today we went to Charo which is a smallish town down here. We went to the site where the local church is planning to build and prayer walked all over it. Joshua 14:9 says, "The land on which your feet have walked will be your inheritance and that of your children forever, because you have followed the LORD my God wholeheartedly." And we were believing that for the pastor and his family and his church.

Later on, we went to the actual church (where it is now) and we practiced our dramas, ate lunch and then went out into the town walking door-to-door inviting people to the service that night and then sometimes praying for them. It was a powerful set-up for the outcome that we had for the service.

Here's a notsoextraordinary picture of myself... but there's a lot going on in it so that's why i picked it to go on here. You get a little feel of the town we were in and some of the people around me.

The actual service itself was incredible. It's one of those things where I forget how powerful God really is and how he can use ordinary people to do extraordinary things. With everything we did today, and as uncomfortable as I felt, I couldn't help but see how God was working in people's hearts. We did 3 dramas, which I'll talk more about later probably. They made such a huge impact and by the time one of the other leaders preached a message, the people who wanted to receive healing and/or Jesus into their hearts was phenominal.

I was able to pray for two different people and it was just amazing to watch God work in their hearts with no thanks to me... I was seriously at a loss for what to say... my mind was blank and it was like i forgot how to pray. But God was still there and I can't explain the way that feels.

I am so glad to be able to get on here and write these things down. It's so good for me to have a sort of journal like this because I don't know if I would ever write it down any other way :) Tomorrow we are going into one of the mountain villages... extremely poor and under-privileged... I'll use my other camera tomorrow too so that I can get a few shots that I can actually upload at some point before I come home :)


3 extraordinary comments:

American Mum July 6, 2008 at 9:05 PM  

I'm glad things are going well! SOrry I haven't commented in a while, but I've been reading and um... moving! :)

McMommy July 6, 2008 at 10:28 PM  

The card reader...DOH!!! That is totally something I would forget!

Melissa July 7, 2008 at 7:17 AM  

I can't wait to hear everything that happened, and see all of your wonderful pictures when you get back! I miss you!

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