Our God is so BIGG! Yep, BIGG is grammatically incorrect because I can’t use an ordinary word used daily by ordinary us to express my feelings for an unordinary, other being – BIGG God. I’ve been here for 10 weeks exactly and I don’t want to begin thinking about the things I need to do before I go back home, let alone the things that have to be done once I arrive (I’ll spare you the details). For now, I want to tell you about some amazing things God has been doing at Wired.
1st – Ricardo and Jenn have officially signed to take over Metamorfosis and Vinculo in 2015. This is huge! This new season is something that was not expected from Ricardo & Jenn and can only be explained by God’s BIGG and perfect orchestration. Praise the Lord God is expanding the borders of Envision Wired as He expanded the borders of Jabez. Please keep Ricardo & Jenn in your prayers as they transition to take on the projects, workers, and carry out the vision of both organizations in addition to the Salvadoran and American staff here at Wired (wheew that was a breathful).This leads to my next prayer request: WORKERS. We need long term workers who are ready to get dirty and put their hands to the plow, and partner in the Lord’s plan for El Salvador. The vision is bringing the Kingdom here on earth to these babies who are being nourished along with their family at Vinculo and the men and women who’ve been given second chances at Metamorfosis. Engineers, nurses, administrators, managers, custodians, teachers, communicators, shepherds…any and everybody are needed. Pray for God to equip the workers here in El Salvador with the skills needed to execute the workload. Also pray for others to obey the calling of the Lord to give a year, two or five to serve at Envision Wired.
2nd – Hungry got their first banner and flyers. This was exciting as we have been meeting people and telling them about Hungry, we now have something that shows them we are in the neighborhood and are serious about having a church for the unchurched. The next gathering is this Saturday. Please pray for the Lord’s covering over the service, facility and the message that will be heard that night and for tender hearts to perceive the Lord’s message.
3rd – The short-term groups that have come down have been such a joy to serve! Teams from Montana, Ohio, New York, and Wisconsin have been down and have really given their 100% in pouring into the Salvadoran community through various ministry opportunities: VBS, construction, medical clinics, orphanage cleaning, healing ministries, and so much more. I’ve been blessed beyond measure to see them begin their week hearing their expectations of them impacting El Salvador and watching the week pan out and ultimately seeing THEM be impacted by the people, culture and life here in El Salvador. Ezekiel 36:26 has come to life before my eyes where God gives a new heart and a new spirit removing the heart of stone into a heart of flesh. The impact God can do when He takes us away for 7 or 10 days is neat. Away from our routines, our control issues, our lives of clutter – I am honored to watch and learn from the Lord like never before in this way….
…So much more has happened, but this is all I can think of at the moment…
I am glad God brought me to El Salvador. The team here at Wired are great and He has allowed me to not only connect with them, but connect with family. So for those thinking of interning, I highly advise it. One struggle for me (which you can keep in prayer) is trying to “be all here” as Jim Elliot once said, and prepare for my leave at the same time. As I plan and prepare to leave in 5 weeks my desire is to pour myself into each day God has gives me with the different tasks I’m given. Relish has been my word this past week, and that’s just what I want to do. Relish in the Lord. Relish in the culture Relish in this new family I’ve grown to love at Wired. Relish.