everyone go back to their seats and I spoke to them about grace, the power of God to overcome sin. After service we went with the youth pastors to a little restaurant to get to know each other a little better. Wehad a good time.
Coming back to the Father
Saturday afternoon we met the Pastor at the church in San Rafael Cedros and from there we walked aroundtown inviting people to church. Later was the youth meeting, however I think all ages were represented. This
time it was Travis’ turn to speak. He talked about not hiding from God and having confidence in that He lovesus and wants to have a relationship with us. It was one of the funnest sermons I’ve ever interpreted, ful
l of acting, expression and movement.
Off to dig a real well
Sunday morning we went into the city to drop Jamin, Travis and Carlos off with the Living Water team. Fromthere they would be heading up to the Guatemalan/Salvadoran border to help drill a well for a very poor community. Here both the Guatemalans and the Salvadorans would benefit from the water. From there we
raced back in Carlos’ pickup truck to the meeting in San Rafael Cedros.
That afternoon I spoke on turning water into
wine, a message I’ve only openly shared once at Lamb’s Christian
Center and with a few friends as I felt lead. This time I felt from the Lord to put a different emphasis in the
message. The message had two main objectives, to teach the people how to learn God’s symbolic language
and that obedience to the Holy Spirit is a key to abundant life.
Monday, it had to be Monday
The next morni
ng I took Ruth, Carlos’ wife, to the market to buy a few items. On the way back, as is my
custom, I turned the headlights on to make sure that I am visible. Later that evening we had to go to the prayer meeting, but
the truck wouldn’t start. The battery wa
s dead. We tried push
starting it but just couldn’t get
enough speed. So I locked it up and off we went to the meeting in public transportation (a truck with rails in the
back to hold on to, and you’d better hold on).
I was impressed to see that over half of the Sunday crowd showed up to pray and really prayed. Pastor Atiliothen exhorted us a little about the importance of prayer and it was time to go. We asked another brother to take
us home in his truck and help us get Carlos’ truck started. To our di
smay, I had locked the only set of keysinside the truck. Thank God, a faithful member of the church had a bit of experience in opening car doors andcame to our rescue in the morning. He also took the battery to have it charged.