Psst! I Think It's Real!
Although I lack credentials, I've been thrown into the role of drug rehab coach. As such, I'm constantly trying to figure out how to help the teens in our town avoid and resist temptations. At times the answer is simply getting away.
Last Sunday, after our big celebration for Charo (see blog post "Party for 300 ~ No Problem")
I wanted nothing more than to collapse in bed. However, my Precious Sheep needed to get away and so we did...
Upon arriving in Picota the kids went to walk around the plaza, "hang-out" and play a bike racing game at the PlayStation shop. I was happy to find a comfy spot upon a cement bench and snuggle up with my bible.
Despite my debilitating fatigue, the Lord led me to the book of Ephesians, which I absolutely love, and kept me awake long enough to read the whole book twice. Despite the profound messages of conversion and proper conduct, my gaze kept falling upon 6:10 which says, "Draw your strength from the Lord and from His mighty powers." 6:12 reminds us that "Our struggle is not with flesh and blood, but with the... evil spirits in the heavens." As I was sitting quietly in prayer, the huge jungle mosquitoes were attempting to eat me alive. Realizing that I needed both hands to defend myself against my attackers I propped up my bible, laid the rose that I had received as a gift upon the page, and continued to meditate on St. Paul's words.
|Two of my Precious Sheep:|
Ivan (left) and Jherson (right)
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