Hello all of our beautiful followers! This is Shannon speaking! We apologize for the lack of posts so we know there’s going to be a huge amount posted now, everyone one of them is important so please make sure you’re reading them all ;)!
So today…let’s see..how to even begin to describe today. Well maybe I should start with something God has really been teaching me. That’s prayer and His power through prayer. I’ve always believed in praying, praying before bed, before I let my feet touch the ground in the morning, but never did I think of really using it for every decision and person I come across. But God has been showing me that it is important to come to Him for everything…no matter how little or small it may seem in my eyes, it’s important because it comes from Him. We’ve been doing a lot of praying with the boys at street reach, and for me in particular, during medical. I’ve seen God heal before, but never in such a way that I have seen in the past week. There have been days where I prayed for just one more day, one more breath and then saw the same joyful heart running and bouncing around, healed, the next day. James, a boy we met who is suffering from some serious diseases was really a pure miracle. We gathered to pray for him last Thursday, and as we carried him to the bus and then to the hospital, we continued to lay hands over him. Today we watched him helping translate and serving the other boys in anyway possible, because of the healing power God showed through prayer. Today, Sebastian who had a cut in his foot so deep it would make any of us cry out in pain, was instantly calmed and quieted after a simple prayer for comfort. It’s things like this, that we are being blessed to see every day that make me continue to believe in the power of prayer.
Something else that God has really called my attention to is blessings in my life. For example, I never realized how blessed I am to know my birthday and how old I am. If I really wanted to, I could calculate the exact second of my existence…I could do this because I know there is record by the people that love me, of my exact time and date of birth. Wow, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL THING! Somebody loves me so much that they cared to document a day so special in my life. It seems so simple…but so many boys here don’t know. Their ages might change depending on what team member you ask simply because these beautiful, joyful, CHILDREN OF GOD, don’t really know how old they are, or what day they entered this world. So it made me think, what really is age? If we didn’t know how old we are would it really matter? Would people still tell us we can’t do things because of how “young we are”… or would it be based on our ability, or for that matter the ability that our Beloved Father in Heaven has blessed us with. Well I know for one thing, I will never doubt my ability to change, impact, or do God’s work again because of how little or young one might think I am.
Okay Dokey Artichokey’s!!!! I hope you are having a beautiful day. I hope God has showed you something beautiful today. We are basking in the glory of the Lord and enjoying our time here in His kingdom. Thank you for your prayers and support, please keep them coming!!! We can’t wait to share all of our stories and hearts with you when we land! Love you! (ps: Holla Rusty and Vickster! I love you both and I hope this reached you both well! Pass my love onto katattack and roadster and craig…please feed him…please don’t set him free in our backyard. oh, I’m alive!)