Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Day 4 of Mexico 2013

Ephesians 1:18-19
18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his people, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe.

At chapel service tonight we were reminded that we are God's masterpiece, and that we can hoard what has give us, we can use it for ourselves or the world.  But that God wants us to engage our gifts, talents, personality, for Him.  That reminded me of this verse from Ephesians 1:18-19.  I know a lot of people who do not think they are a masterpiece, nor special, nor valuable to God.  I hear in this verse that God wants us not only to know, but to also understand to the very core, that God has called us to hope, a great inheritance, and great power.  

So today we had another great day.  Despite a few challenges like leaving late for the work site because we were on dish duty in the kitchen.  Despite our foreman forgetting the dry wall nails.  Despite Kevin getting electrocuted by a faulty extension cord.  Despite having van loads of kids brought to our VBS.  (Literally a white dodge caravan pulled up at the VBS site and 21 children got out of the van. Obviously there are no seat belt laws.)

The kids are trusting us more, looking for us, holding hands, coloring together, playing soccer with a half deflated basketball.  Crafts are a big hit, especially play-doh.  

On the house side of things we made significant progress.  We finished the trim, did all the drywall, did the roof sheeting, finished the electrical, and papered the roof.  Tired bodies and muscles, but a sense of it being a good tired is the end to a wonderful day.