Monday, June 9, 2008

David's Perspective

This past week was, as most are, a study in contrasts. One day we were in the office of the Minister of the Department of Religion seeking special permission to minister here. I think we were granted that permission. Another day we are at the city dump engaging people who live near there or come there to seek and find what they can either eat or sell. We took prepared bags of food for them. The bags consisted of oil, flour, sugar, tea, pasta and bread. (See pictures on yesterday's blog concerning this trip to the dump.) There are no words to describe the sights, sounds and smell of this awful place and the desparate adults and children who frequent there.

My work at the Mercy Foundation as the spiritual director continues. Today, June 8, I spoke at what is called the “Chinese Church.” It is made up of people speaking five languages and representing about ten countries. I spoke on the subject of confusion, which James says, “causes disorder and every evil thing.” James 3:16. I then went on to tell about how many people come to our churches for help and guidance in the pursuit of God and instead encounter confusion. I read from Ephesians 4:1-6, where it says there is one God, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one body. If this is so, and it is, how do you explain 30,000+ denominations in our world. Talk about confusion.

Then I shared how to keep it simple.
  • Keep salvation simple, I John 5:11-12.
  • Keep life simple, I Timothy 6:20-21.
  • Keep the mission simple, I John 3:11.

This simple little message seemed to hit a chord as some came up afterward and shared related stories with me. After each service, there are those who want to see us to have us pray for them. Since I ask questions and listen to the answer before I pray, it takes time to work through each of them. But they still wait. We hear stories that are unbelievable. They break your heart. We are seeing some amazing things done here by the Hand of God.

Thank you for believing in us and praying for us….we love to hear from all of you..

1 comment:

Lori said...

David and Jayne,
We pray for you as we pray for the Wrights and all the work you do for our Lord. We hope to be there soon to bring what we can to help and bring our own little baby back to raise for the glory of God.
Bless you both and all you ALL are doing!