Thursday, February 9, 2012

Psalm 107:28, in their trouble,

Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
And He brought them out of their distresses.
We have had so many things happening lately, especially with the timing, when a hundred different things can blindside everyone in a single day.

I want to write more. To weave words to paint a picture, and even without detail share with you, my readers, some of our struggles and our feelings at this time.

But nothing I write feels right.

As I type it my brain just says 'no', and as I look at the sentence or two I have put down it just seems wrong.

Now honestly I haven't spent very long trying, but it just feels like complaining or crying, in my heart I'm really just whining.

And that. Is not. What. I. Want.

We are struggling, but we are not falling. We were shell shocked and we were shaken, but we have not been stopped.

Difficult decisions have been made, and more may be made yet, but that does not change that our little motley crew here in El Salvador has gained a special place my heart or that today and forever we, us interns, the Gilberts, the staff and pastors of Potter's Field, our friends at church and home, many of our families and millions around the world who we will never meet until Christ comes, are all of one body and a family in Christ.

In this time we need God more than ever; no, I am reminded of how much we always, always need God, of how important and good it is to spend time in prayer and remember our dependence on Him.

I am going to do what I can to keep everyone praying right now and focused and trusting on God.

Studies I'd like to share with you: Kayla's

I pray
to God
that He brings
my heart
to want
what He wants
for the reasons
He wants it.

This IBS was written shortly after Kayla hurt her foot, and within the same day of learning that Jaymi would be returning to the states.


  1. I am sorry. I just read an uplifting verse that I had never seen in Genesis before about whenever you see a rainbow, it is God's sign to us never to flood the earth again.. That made me feel better.. I pray that you will be able to come home soon..

  2. No no, don't do that! It's unfortunate that Kayla and Jaymi had to leave, but we're all still going strong and loving our ministries! ;)
    In fact, Colin and I were recently made teachers assistants for the Kindergarten classes at the church's private school during the week, and I'm beginning to be consistently trusted with responsibilities to prepare things for Campos Blancos on Sunday.

    Your right about that verse though, it really is cool. Something I just noticed though, I've been going through an audio study of Revelations, and in verse 4:3 it describes the throne of God as being encircled by a rainbow, and Genesis 9:13 says, "I set *My* rainbow in the cloud. . ."
    Just an interesting little observation to enjoy. ;)