During this past 2014 advent season Mary’s part of the story of salvation stood out to me, specifically her YES.
Her humble, obedient yes. Although troubled and surprised by the news the angel Gabriel delivered to Mary, her response was still a humble yes.
Luke 1: 38 “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her.
This is the verse that is on my heart and I pray will be my focus this year.
Lindsay, Sarah and I are heading to Kenya this week in our attempts to carry out that “yes” living and to pass it on to the Neema girls.
Encouraging the girls that they have not only joined a new school, they are not only learning a skill but, more importantly, they are being pointed to the one that can restore their wounded spirits, heal their hearts and can empower them to overcome any obstacles in life that keeps them from living this “yes” kind of existence. They have joined a community that, like Mary, says “I am the Lord’s servant, may your word to me be fulfilled.”
Your prayers for us during our time at Neema are priceless. We will be traveling from Feb 10th to Feb 18th.
We ask that you would pray for us …
-safety in travel
-clarity of vision and unity among the three of us as we work together.
As well as among our wonderful
in-county staff as we will be meeting together to accomplish some strategic planning goals
-soft hearts and an open spirit as we meet this years’ new class of girls and are reunited with our 2nd year returning students and graduates.
-that the entire school would feel the love and support of all of you as we spend quality time with them this week.
Thank you and many blessings.
Grace and Peace,