Today was one of those days for me. A day when my heart is sad. Please pray for John and I and for wisdom. We are fine, nothing is wrong with us personally, we just need God’ guidance on a few issues. My spirit was burdened today and worried. I prayed a lot.
First, I want the people that are praying for me specifically about cooler weather to know that there has been some unseasonably cool weather here in Belize. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking such a simple request and praying about it. I know you have, because the prayers have been answered. There is something to be said for praying fervently ans specifically, no matter the request.
Now, I would like to tell you about our showers of blessings. A couple of weeks ago the Ankers family came on a short term trip. Not many people come to Belize to minister directly to missionaries. They did. They did the “every day” things such as sew, clean, take care of the baby, offer me advice, teach me and Una how to teach Sunday School, went through books, trained us on how to teach others how to read… things that seem small, yet their acts were so HUGE. One thing that the husband Dale worked on was a very simple solar water heater.
Our house is the “test” house for this project. Today was the first day we tried it. After a long day of thinking, praying, and sadness, a hot shower sounded nice. Guess what? The water was hot! I mean REALLY nice and warm. A kind of warm that melts a sad day away. This is VERY significant for the base because we have never had hot or even warm water out here. And now we do! That shower was such a blessing for John and I. WARM water, who would have known that I would get excited over such a thing?
When we pray tonight, we are going to say a special prayer of thanksgiving and blessings for the Ankers family. For they truly know the meaning of service.