I turned 21 today.
We started off the day by going to a farm with Nicaraguans to have church. I got to ride a horse and eat Jacotes (special Nicaraguan fruit) off of trees! We worshipped, sang, danced, and shared testimonies with the church. Then we had lunch and a nap. After that, they took us to sector 4 of Somoto where the teenagers there surprised me with a party. They had set up the place with decorations, cakes, signs, and a piñata! They all sang happy birthday to me in Spanish and English then they had me play a game similar to pin the tail on the donkey. Except instead of a tail it was a nose, and instead of a picture of a donkey.. It was a clown. So they blindfolded me, and spun me around! It was great. After the games and the piñata, Blake shared his testimony with the troubled teens and invited them to our church service at 6pm. (Luckily, I didn’t get caked like Blake. They must have forgot!)
The best part of the day was church at night. My time with the Lord one on one was the most precious to me. Worship was phenomenal. Just reminding myself how much God really loves me and my family no matter what! He really does care. After worship, Blake had the opportunity to preach about the importance of just sitting at Jesus’ feet. It’s understandable that we always have things going on and that we are busy people. But do not forget to spend time with Jesus and to rest in him. Love him. Worship him. After Blake’s sermon, the nine of us got to go up to the very front with mics and lead worship! We sang English songs and Spanish songs! All nine of us were filled with the Spirit and just jumped up and down with our hands up praising the Lord. It was amazing. God was in the house for sure. Perfect way to end the day. What a great birthday with 8 of my good friends! God’s love never fails.
Quick update– We have mainly been evangelizing everywhere we go. We talk to people on the street, we go to houses to pray for healing, we go to the market to share the love of Jesus, we go to retirement homes to encourage the old, and we go to alcoholics and troubled teens to preach the gospel. People have been accepting Christ and wanting to follow Jesus left and right! The people here are hungry for hope and the truth. The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Praise the Lord for him to use us as his workers and for us to see the fruit! Continue to pray us for these last 2 days to finish strong! Thank you.