Sunday, March 2, 2014

Will you choose to love ?

I've been going over and over in my head that past week a conversation I had with a good friend last week. We got to talking about some of the issues we had both been running into when all of the sudden she said. "Who are we to think we get to decide who God loves? Shouldn't God be the one who decides that ??? We go around and accuse the evil things of this world on the devil, and at the same time we let him use our own religion against us. We say that God does not love homosexuals, Muslims, murderers, etc.. In that very same moment we are allowing this hatred of others to turn them away from God completely. The devil wins at that point ! We say we are doing everything "In the Name of God" but showing hate to people is not the God I know. This life is short, and we are all on this journey together. Why not be patient and kind and loving toward each other and make this crazy journey a little easier. No one is beyond God's love. I don't believe he would create us just to let so many people suffer. He is an Awesome and loving God. That is the God I will choose to believe in. We are all allowed to have our own opinions and beliefs. I believe all forms of worship as long as they come from the heart are beautiful to God. Whether it's out on the lake, it's raising your hands & clapping, or sitting quietly God knows our hearts...

Please continue to pray for the women in the slum. I have been talking with Alex and he asked we pray for Mary.She has been very sick.

Please pray for Alex and his family. We love him and are so grateful for all he has been doing for the group.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Never Alone

We haven't updated in a while, but we are going to try and get back in to posting more regularly. The program in the slum is going very well. We have been able to get them several sewing machines. They have been able to make many things and sell them at the market. They have also been making jewelry. Last month with the help of a donation we were able to buy a salon hair dryer for them to use to do hair for other women as a way of making money. The women are staying very busy and doing well. Some of them have been sick so please be praying for them.

Above is a picture of Alex with the new dryer. Alex said with the money the women have been making they have been able to pay some school fees for their children and pay to rent the place where they are storing the sewing machines and dryer. They have many more projects they hope to complete in the future. Hopefully, they will be able to add more women to their group and teach them the things they have learned and be a blessing to others. Thanks for you prayers, all that have given, and your encouragement.

"May your tears come from laughing

You find friends worth having

With every year passing

They mean more than gold

May you win but stay humble

Smile more than grumble

And know when you stumble

You're never alone"