"The Lord is faithful and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one." 2 Thessalonians 3:3
Today has been a day for many people on our team. As the week draws near to a close, people are weary, fallen to sickness and the lack of sleep is starting to weigh heavy on our spirits. This is the perfect time for the enemy to try and creep in, when we aren't on-guard or up for a battle, and he has been trying his hardest to stop what the Lord has us here to do. The best part about all of this is, he hasn't won this week and he won't.
I am absolutely astounded by the amount of power this team holds when we pray together. This morning at breakfast, there was a very good chance that about four of our members were not going to make it out into the field with us. Three of the four made the decision that they were well enough to try and head out with us to Cite Soleil for our second go-around with the water truck. As we were en route, people were praying for each other and to themselves, but it was easy to tell that there was a lot of uncertainty going in. As soon as feet hit the ground in Cite Soleil, God's power took over all of us, and any ill feelings were left on the tap-tap. As the day continued, every once in a while something would creep up, something to distract or stop someone from stepping out in faith. It was a fight to keep moving forward and pushing the enemy away, but even in the midst of weariness and illness, the Lord was faithful (as He always is) to provide strength to His children.
We also had the opportunity to go to the Apparent Project this afternoon which has worked to create a family-friendly work environement for many Haitians. Artisans, as they are called, create beautiful jewlery out of strips of cereal boxes, and hand crafted coffee mugs and plates.
P.s. One of our members is still quite ill, we have laid hands on her and will continue to, but all extra prayers are welcomed so she may again join us tomorrow. Prayer is powerful!