you know what.. i just love how God is.. he is soo awesome. Tonight we had about 20 people at our house for house church fellowship that we have on Sunday nights and I really wanted to make chicken casserole for them.. something that reminded us all of home. But well frankly you can’t get any of the ingriedients for that here. So.. i asked God to show me which ingridients to get that would make it taste like home. And we made a vat of chicken casserole, along with some crazy made up jenn potatoe receipe.. and it tasted just like home.. even though I had to make the sour cream. I just love how God cares about the big and the small details!!
This has been an incredible week! I think since I got over my second wave of culture shock that I had in the village I have seen and experienced God’s love in a whole new way.. he is romancing me like crazy.. therefore it has been so easy to pour out love on all those that I meet! An incredible week!! Wednesday night at my ladies discipleship group 20 woman came.. a few non christians!! Wahoo.. I was expecting a small group because I had been gone for three weeks, but we had 20 woman piled into our living room as we studied God’s word together. I simply taught them what God has been teaching me.. soul satisfaction! As I looked around the room I could not believe that God was allowing me to live this life and do what I love.. build relationships and talk about him! The rest of the week was filled with going to nepalee’s homes, restarting discipleship up with Sita and restarting language. God has even given me a whole new love again for this language.. and I still find myself suprised when I can open my mouth and communicate.
Then on Saturday I got to speak at my friend Hari’s (grossie to you hari.. hehhee) youth group and go to his church. It was awesome to get to speak to those youth…. I asked God what he wanted me to speak about and he gave me 2 Corinthians 5:17.. if anyone is in Christ he Is a new creation, the old has gone and the new has come. That morning as I was having my coffee date with Jesus (with blueberry cobbler creamer.. thanks James) I was reflecting on the newness God has given me. Not just at salvation but everyday. Lamentations 3:23, his mercies are new every morning. I am soo grateful for that. It’s been so incredible to wake up these past few weeks with a new spring in my step as I feel God has taken a huge burden of my back.. the burden of trying to be the perfect “m”, the burden of trying to love on my own, communicate on my own, live in another country far away from my wonderful family on my own! He took that off and said, come to me, don’t be weary and heavy laden.. I want to give you REST! and as I rest in him he is making me a new creation.. not just at my salvation point, but EVERYDAY!
ok.. on a funny note.. i have been really preachy lately huh.. today I took my scooter (I mean motorcyle.. i wont let anyone around here call it a scooter or scootie (hari).. they must call it a motorcyle or the purple pleasure!) out for the big run.. to the grocery store. I knew I would have to cross the big road twice. I knew it was going to be the first time I took a brave passenger.. leah.. my amazing teammate who I love a lot and would never want anything to happen to especially as I was driving the purple pleasure. But I put on my purple helmet and my bright pink jacket (no one was going to miss us), grabbed my princess warrior keychain and off we went. It was hilarious. We got to this huge hill and apparently the purple pleasure did not take to much pleasure in going up that hill with the weight of both of us on the scooter.. So here we are.. everyone staring and laughing as leah and i put our feet out and try to push up that hill.. hilarous. The good news.. we made it to the store.. (we only had to pedel the pleasure twice) and back home again.. groceries and all!