This post by Sherry
Today was our first day at Healing Nations and it was an early morning. We were excited and nervous. We’ve all been praying hard that we could minister to others in a loving, servant way and I felt His presence today. My interpreter and I spent the day giving the social/economic survey to each person that came through the Outreach. I had a great interpreter but really wanted to speak their language at least a little so that I could connect with them on a more personal level. My favorite question to ask in this survey was “Tienes una Biblia” (do you have a bible?). If they didn’t, I had the privilege to give them one. What an honor.
We also had several opportunities to pray for individuals at our station. When they shared their difficulties, our hearts ached for them. We know we can’t fix all their problems but we know prayer can give peace and comfort so at least we offered that. At the end of the day, we walked an older woman home with a big bag of food since her pantry was empty. She welcomed us in her tiny home and with glad hearts we prayed with her. It’s touching to see their smiling faces even as they face suffering and lack many of the things we consider necessities. Many of them said, “But thanks to God, I have food every day.”
Tomorrow will be another long day, but I am already anticipating what God will do.
Way to go Sherry for being the first one to write the blog! Your work with the SE survey is vital for our compassion ministry, so thank you for the time you are taking with the families and showing them how much you care! Giving God’s Word is one of the very BEST things we can give someone. Sometimes we take having the Word for granted, since we have the luxury having multiple copies in our houses, on our phones, etc. God’s Word is so powerful and I am thankful our team has the honor in sharing it with our sweet patients! Thank you team for all of your hard work today, despite normal Thursday chaos, you did AMAZING!!! I am truly missing being there with you.
Very inspiring to say the least, those stories of helping sick and hurting people and offering God‘s word to them! It changes all lives that are connected with this ministry, ….the recipients, the givers, and even the spouses back home,
I’m proud of my wife (and of the team) for making this trip to Guatemala!
I’m so thankful for my friend Sherry to be able
To go and spread the word of God. This is truly a
Blessing for you and the one receiving it! I pray
That much good will come from this trip. May God
Be with your entire group during your.Trip .