Honestly, we could not have asked for a better day to begin the outreach portion of the trip. The weather was hot and miserably humid (as expected), but The Lord blessed us with a stiff southern breeze to cool down our sticky, sweaty, bug spray ridden bodies. It could have been worse, and it was physically draining, but thankfully The Gospel can be spread in any weather pattern—including the humidity of the tropics.
While preparing for our trip we had a concern, and that was wondering how the local churches would be able to accommodate our large group (the largest group ever carried by CMMA). In this, The Lord showed his vast provision again. With a few minor adjustments, not only did we fit in the building, but fit comfortably. As an added bonus, IT HAD FANS!!!! Really, it’s the little things. The waiting area had shade with a breeze, and the building had fans. God is great.
With all that said, today was about the patients and Jesus—not our comfort. We flew here to care for not only the patient’s physical needs, but more importantly, their spiritual needs. It was beautiful to send people away with the newfound ability to see or with medications that allow them to live a normal life. However, that pales in comparison to receiving Eternal Life. Pains come and go, but eternal life is, well, eternal. Today, the blind were given sight, the diseased were given the ability to heal, and the spiritual needs of 140+ people were addressed. In the end, 3 people surrendering their life to Christ, and countless spiritual seeds were planted—that is a success in every aspect. We write this not to “toot our own horn,” but to instead show the amazing, all-encompassing, beautiful, never-ending love of our savior—Jesus Christ.
As today winds down, and we head off to bed (and some watch the Stanley Cup Finals), we will all sleep well having put in a long, hard day, with another still to come. In short, He>I. He is Risen. His grace is enough.
“Oh to grace how great a debtor daily I’m (we’re) constrained to be”. Thank you for your continued prayers; to say they are greatly appreciated is the greatest understatement that I can make.