God always exceeds my expectations. Once again I am wondering why I ever doubt or have fears. Our first day of Bible Study with the ladies in Belize was nothing less than awesome.
Hearts of Christ is a children’s ministry and there are around 1000 children sponsored through them. But no team has ever come to do a Bible Study for the ladies. We wanted to serve them, lavish them, love on them. We have prayed for months for them.
We had around 62 ladies come and 20 children in child care. Most of these women have never had opportunity to leave their children with people so there was a lot of crying going on. 🙂 These were babies and preschoolers as the school age kids were in school.
As the women kept coming, we kept pulling out more chairs and setting up more tables and God even multiplied the good because we had tried to estimate for around 50 ladies, not having any idea how many to expect.
Worship was beautiful. I had a hard time knowing what songs to sing, wondering what they would know and like. They knew most of the songs and the one they didn’t know they sang out loud and clear anyway. Their singing blesses more than I can even describe. They sing out so much more than people back in America. I mean these ladies were belting it with hands raised and tears streaming. Worship is one of the things I love most about Belize. They have nothing and worship so freely and so loudly because Jesus truly is their all.
We had 2 ladies come and pray with one of our team members to receive Christ. We had several ladies come and pray with our ladies for various different things.
One of my favorite parts of the day was serving them lunch. We hired one of the Belizean women to come in and cook some really good lunches to spoil these ladies with each day of the Bible Study. Our first day we had fried chicken, mashed potatoes, corn and fruit. We let the ladies stay at their tables and we brought them their lunches and served them. It was a special time.
Another blessing for me was after lunch when I sat down with a few ladies and out of the blue one of them asked me how to pray. Prayer is something God has been working in my heart about so I was very excited to share some practical tips for prayer with these precious ladies.
God is so good and so faithful!!