Things are looking very bright here in El Salvador as you can see from the picture above. We spent three days at camp last week painting the dining hall building – the building where most of our evangelistic outreach takes place in the camp season and where many hearts and lives are changed. So it is only befitting that it be a bright and cheery color!
I am grateful for all the years I spent working in the construction industry. Hard work in a warm season is not new to me. God can use every bit of our experiences for His good and furthering His plans and purposes in our lives and in the lives of those we are called to serve. I am so blessed to be able to work along side of some of the most amazing young people I have ever met. They have put aside all worldly ambitions to do this kind of work and what ever else is required to serve God full-time in the mission field. Many of the pictures that I post make our work seem exciting and adventurous but many of our days are filled with doing the mundane and normal things that are required for the ministry to continue to grow and thrive. Te sacrifice is nothing when you look into the eyes of a child that has just heard about Jesus for the first time or see the smile on an older persons face as they learn that all of their sins can be washed away and that they can know where they will spend eternity!
Here are some pictures of a drainage ditch project that was completed by five workers by hand. This is only one section. There is another section that is twice as long as this one. This trench was dug entirely by hand and one of the men that dug it is 70 years old and not much taller than a ten-year old child.
This trench will help to keep the property from flooding in the rainy season that is now upon us. What are building to prepare for the rainy season that can come upon your life? Are you spending time with God and studying His word? Are you sharing with Him the concerns of your heart and crying out to Him in prayer? If not, it is never to late to start! God is faithful and He will never turn away anyone that comes to Him with a broken heart and a contrite spirit! Don’t wait until the flood waters are up to your neck!
Take care what legacy you are building friends. Build a legacy of love in the people God has called you to serve in your family, community and at your workplace. It is tiring hard work but can have eternal significance! God had prepared you to perform specific things for Him – don’t put them off any longer- you don’t know when the flood may come and it will be too late! Spend time with Him today and He will share with you the desires of His heart for your life and there is no better place to be than where He wants you to be doing the things that He wants you to do.
Under His wing!