|Posted by DBPower on June 6, 2014 at 5:25 PM|
Just got home from a long and slow day working on the public wash rooms at the community/training/worship center. Right before I left, I was hot and tired and had just burnt my hand for the second time grabbing one of the tools when I unhappily prayed, "God, why am I spending so much of my life building this oversized bathroom?!" God didn't take long to answer my whining... As soon as I left the work area, one of the little boys that goes to the services stopped me. (i can hardly write due to the emotions) While looking down at his clothes and motioning with his hand He says to me in Spanish, "Pastor, Pastor. Look. I just took a shower so I can go to Church tonight." It hit me so hard...
You see, this isn't just any little kid; this is one brother who has 5 other young siblings who go to services every week. They're mom doesn't go, and dad's not in the picture. Every service they cause problems as they don't know how to behave, nor interact properly with other kids because nobody's taught them. They run around every day in the streets with dirty clothes, dirty faces, dirty bodies, and often times with no shoes. The fact is their mom doesn't seem to care for them (she is able). So, we've been working with them every service and at Saturdays breakfast where we feed kids at the center. We've been patient. They're learning; they're changing, even though it's tough for them, and for us. But their lives are being changed... They are being loved.
Anyway, my selfish and disappointing cry to God about a little work and a little heat immediately went away when this little guy came to me and said that he had taken a shower so he could go to Church. I can't explain the feeling. But God reminded me that this whole work
was His dream, and He just happened to reveal it to us, and by His grace
is allowing us to be the laborers and partakers in this work. These
public washrooms, and everything else at the center is for this little
guy, his brothers and sisters, and for all the others who live in this
area in similar circumstances. He showed me again that I doubt too much, and must hold fast to that which He has called us to do.
Thank you all for your prayers and your support...
PO Box 13582
San Luis, AZ 85349