In the beginning of the week we found a wonderful lady named Nancy! She and her daughter are just adorable, and she is so ready to make changes! But when we returned for our second lession with her at the end of the week, full of energy and hope for her, she told us she would be moving to a different part of Santiago. We were devastated. This happens quite a lot here in Santiago, especially with people from different countries. But I know that we planted a seed. A seed we might never see grow. But just because we don´t see it doesn´t mean it´s not growing! I know that God works in mysterious ways; we met her and taught her for a reason!
Today we went to a member’s house (Hna Beatrice) to cook lunch and talk. She told us that for every problem we have in the life there is a lession that we, personally, need to learn. If we just avoid it or refuse to change, this problem will come back, again and again until we learn what we need to learn, or change what we have to change! That hit home for me. I have to learn from my problems, not just wait them out!
Well after all that happened this week, we found Brandon! Brandon is 17 and lives with his parents, grandma and little sister. He´s the kind of guy that is going to think it through, the just do it, no matter what happens. We taught a great lession with him and his mom Saturday night and invited them to come to church with us the following day... AND HE CAME:... all by himself! And he loved it! And feels accepted and is excited to go to all of the activities! It was a much needed blessing after a hard week : )
I learned this week that Satan really knows what are weaknesses are. But God is much wiser than him. He uses these weaknesses to help us learn. He uses our falls to help us stand taller. He is all knowing and all powerful. I know now that he has a plan, not just the big kind, but the daily kind too.
SED DE BUEN ANIMO, Keep your head up and chin out : )