Tuesday, July 20, 2010
This trip has been sooooo amazing. God has moved in some incredible ways in the last month. We've seen and experienced so much that it would be impossible for me to sit down and write down everything significant that happened or everything we learned. It seems, though, the above anything else, God brought us to Sri Lanka to move in our hearts and reveal himself to us in new ways.
I have a lot of reflecting to do after everything that happened this trip, and i hope to update this blog at least one more time to write down in more detail how God was revealed through this trip, but i don't think i would be able to do it justice right now.
You can continue to pray for our trip. We will be home in about 15 hours from now--we are currently sitting in the Hong Kong airport waiting for our final flight to LAX (our layover here was 12 hours). We are all exhausted and under the weather, so pray for that. Some people are still experience spiritual warfare, even just on the flight home. Satan won't stop just because we are on our way back home. Also pray for safe travels, if you read this blog in time, that is. We are on the last leg of the trip, and it is so bittersweet because even though we are so excited to go home to our families, it feels like we are leaving another family behind. Thilini's family has become a second family to all of us, and the kids, widows, and teenage girls we worked with broke our hearts when we left because they were all super depressed. It was really hard to say goodbye, but God-willing, we will see them again here on earth.
Finally, i have a very specific prayer request. Uncle Adrian, the pastor of the church, prayed over all of us the last day we were at the church there and he was extremely spirit led during the prayer. He prayed specifically for each person on our team, praying whatever he felt the Spirit was leading him to pray. A lot of what he said pertained to things he wouldn't have known about the team members--it really was spirit led prayer. That being said, when he came to me, he prayed that God would use me in nursing. He prayed that God would empower me to heal naturally, but also to have the gift of divine healing. This is something i never thought of for myself, but now it is something that i really want to be praying for. I am excited to use God in nursing and hopefully be a powerful vessel of supernatural healing for those i come in contact with. Wouldn't that be so cool? Ya.... i thought so too :)
Thanks for all the prayers and support you all have given our team. We really couldn't have done it without you! I am excited to see you all again and share more details about this trip and everything that we did, saw, and learned!