Thankfully, the rain stopped early last night and all the water subsided by the morning. We had the best traffic today (Sunday). However, we were amazed at how many people were walking and riding buses to church. Almost everyone we saw on the roads (lots of people) were dressed for church and were carrying Bibles. The drivers are extrememly aggressive. NEVER letting people in, cutting off, going the wrong way, ignoring pedestrians and cyclists. However, on Sunday it seemed people had a more relaxed attitude.
We arrived at church around 9:30am and it had been going about an hour by the time we got there. There were several special songs and dances performed by different groups. They have adapted their tribal dances into worship songs. It was amazing to see how they moved. My dad thought they were going to break something on their body. There was a lot of shakin going on!
I preached on Ruth and Naomi. The topic was our ‘influence onthe unbeliever’. After the message, I prayed and anointed many folks. At the conclusion I asked them all to surround me and pray for a me. WOW, that was a great moment. I will never forget that.
Tomorrow, we leave the hotel at 6am and go to the airport. We plan to fly to another town and then travel 1.5 hours by car to yet another town. We will spend the night there. The next two days we will travel to villages and minister to them. At one point we drive to a village and then get on motorcycles and travel further beyond the roads. That sounds wild and scary. I am praying for a message from God. I have never spoken to people that primitive and will need direction on how it should go. Thank you for praying. We have been told that they are so poor that many of the kids have no clothes. The adults are not paid because there are no jobs. Everyone has their own farm and is self sustaining. I will have much more info after that trip. I do not know if there will be internet connection at our next stop and not sure my cell phone will have coverage.
I love you all and miss you. I watched some of psmchurch.com today at the hotel and was blessed when I heard Pastor Rudy pray for us.