Today we painted the second coat on the tables at the soup kitchen and then painted the benches the guys had made. Tonight was the last service at the Sumner's church and it was bittersweet. The Lord moved in a great way as Lisa, Bethany, and Rachel testified and John and Bro. Pahlman preached. After the altar service the people in the church testified about how the Lord had helped them during the revival. I'll miss the people I got to meet at the church especially some of the girls in the youth group. The sincerity of the church people as they prayed and sought God around the altars was inspiring.
Today us girls, Bro. Pahlman, James, and Daniel went to the soup kitchen to scrub down, sand, and paint the tables. In between jobs we got to talk and play with the kids who live nearby the kitchen. It didn't take us long with everyone pitching in and helping out. After eating another awesome meal prepared by the Sumner ladies we headed to church where the Lord again blessed us. From the beginning to the end you could feel His presence dealing with people about accepting His will for their lives. As James preached people stepped out and made their way to the altar. I believe some dedications were made tonight and some lives were changed.
Today's theme was the Holy Ghost. The kids and adults got in the altar service after kids crusade this morning and at least one boy was filled with the Holy Ghost. It was amazing to see tears flowing down the faces of the people here as they sought after the Spirit of God. The youth service at night was also powerful. The Spirit of God fell as Elizabeth and Rachel sang and people flooded the altars. Bro. Hough then preached,as we were in the altars, about putting the devil under our feet. It was, in the true sense of the word, awesome. I am still continually amazed at how the Holy Ghost can break any barriers. As I was praying with a lady she turned to hug me and the Holy Ghost fell on both of us. As we stood there with our hands raised speaking in tongues it didn't matter that she spoke Spanish and I, English because we were both praising God in a heavenly tongue. The Lord has shown Himself so real to me over this trip and I'm so thankful.
Wow! What a day! We started off at the soup kitchen where the ladies made some awesome chicken soup for the kids. I loved serving them and singing the songs I knew and trying to do the motions for the ones I didn't know. We acted out the story of Nehemiah building the walls of Jerusalem and then we left for the Saturday schools where we did the Nehemiah skit also. The kids were so sweet and the women who host the schools were too. Then we headed to the church for the second night of kids crusade. Tonight's theme was "The Bible as our Sword" and the kids really got in. It was awesome to pray with them and even though I couldn't understand them I know that there were several who really prayed. After the kids finished praying we prayed for the women who run the Saturday Schools and the Lord came down and blessed them. Before the kids got on the bus several of the girls came over to tell me adios and kissed me goodbye. It was so sweet to interact with them even if all I could do was introduce myself. Tomorrow is our last kids crusade service in the morning and then in the evening we start youth revival.