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[headline h=”1″]Construction (of sorts) [/headline]
Saturday March 2, 8:20 am
Today we’ll be working on a project in a village. I fully expect the work to be hot and hard; testing my resolve to bring glory to Christ in my attitude.
This morning, I was able to meditate a bit on the latter portions of John 15. Jesus works bring conviction and either call or condemn those who witness them. In the same way, we should not be surprised when the world responds to our good works with hatred since we are called out of it.
On a lighter note, a rooster decided to call at 1:30 am this morning. At first, I thought it was my roommates alarm clock. Turns out it was just nature after all.
Saturday march 2, 3:00 pm
We’re riding back from the Monte Cristy now. We tore an entire roof off of the retirement home, which I would have never thought possible at the beginning of the day.
There were a few hiccups. Some of the residents were a bit upset that we kicked them out of there home. I guess this understandable– even though the roof was in very bad shape. Termites had left very little of the remaining tresses, so the roof repair is needed. But I understand how these people may not understand the inconvenience
A group of children seemed to collect around the worksite. Probably 5 little girls and 2 little boys aging between 3 and ten years. There were no parents to watch them. They just took whatever attention you were Willing to give them. All in all, these people have next to nothing. Yet, they have more joy in them than most Americans I meet.
Saturday march 2, 10:43 pm
Tonight we had good times of fellowship following a hard days work. The body of Christ never ceases to amaze me. We have people with us from a wide variety of denominations and traditions, all coming together to further the kingdom of God.
During worship we briefly reflected upon John 15 (following my time in the word recently). As we abide with Christ, He causes us to bear fruit. I hope that this week allows us to deeply abide in Christ and so be able to be fruitful. I’ve spent too much of my life trying to do the opposite; being fruitful so that I can earn God’s abiding presence. Now I want to learn how to trust before I work; how to believe before I try to become.
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