"As a result, people brought the sick into the streets and laid them on beds and mats so that at least Peter's shadow might fall on some of them as he passed by." just writing this makes my nose hurt!
We are so far from considering ourselves in the same league as Peter, but we are getting a glimpse of what he may have faced. We have been here long enough now that we do not need to look for troubles. They know where we are and how to find us. I am so glad the team will be heading this way in a few hours..I feel as though things here have escelated far beyound our abilities ...At one point as we were trying to re adjust our schedule on the fly... for reasons I can not share at this time...... when in the middle of it all an old Babushka steps into the center of the circle asking if I am the one with the Bus.... she new that the red bus carried help... She began to cry and told us that she has no family and that she can not hear and needs a hearing aid but can not afford it...She is scared of the thoughts of loosing her hearing with no support.... I don't cope well with old crying babushka's ..... As all this is going on , I hear out of one ear that one of our older boys from the orphanage has began to cry.... Julie and Bekah quickly found someone to translate for them... He had been looking out of the bus window and saw one of the old lame men that frequents the dump each morning .... his nose was hurting ! I realise that life for him is so raw that the mere sight of others in need is crushing for him..... this poor child should not be able to relate on such a level with situations like this.....Later in the day we were in the village giving away a house when I sent Bekah to the store for pop. The owner of the store recognised Bekah as our Daughter and began to cry and ask Bekah for help...Bekah tried to get away, but the lady closed the store and followed Bekah back to us...so there's Bekah trying to make it back followed by this lady with a full file of documents balling and face full of snot ..... "could we please just listen to her story"..... we listened to the terrible circumstances that have befallen her family, and reviewed all the documents ..... So in the middle of celebrating the new tenants for the house, we began to pray .....The entire day was a juggling act ... these are only some of the ones I can share right now, ......... I am glad God can multi task better then us.... When we first got here I asked ... "where do you draw the line"? .... ... You all told me to ...erase the line...ignore the line.... or there is no line......We know where our strength comes from ..... . We NEED a clear direction from God on so many fronts..... If I have not come out and asked before, I am asking now...Please pray........ I can feel that the mountains have started to tremble... now we need to see them moved .
Now I know why people end up in full time missions..... It's easier to just stay!