Hey everyone, this is Susan. So it's day seven of this trip and my words cannot begin to describe the things that I've learned/experienced/seen/felt etc. in those seven days. I'm am so amazed at the way that God has been working in this group. I feel God has given us great unity amongst the eight of us and the missionaries here; it's a wonderful feeling. Anyway, there is a lot that I could describe that stuck out to me on this trip so far but I will stick to what I had the pleasure of doing today. Erin, Kathy and I were able to go out to Joy and Leon's beach house to pray with Esther, Joy and Barb. We prayed over this country, the school, the church and the church's pastor Daniel. When we were discussing what needs prayer it was pointed out that we should not focus on problems but focus on praising God. Of course we need to be aware of problems but focusing on them can just bring you down and frustrate you. God knows what the problems are so we need to hand them over and just praise God. This lesson just really struck me since it is so true. After we prayed we all shared testimony, it was great being able to share and listen to each other and offer encouragement to each other. Clearly God is really working in this trip.
Oh I just have to mention that the beach was one of the best experiences ever. I was blown away with the beauty God put there, (and rather appreciated being able to relax in the sun and cool down in the refreshing water over the weekend!!)
Many Blessings to all,