I finally have an Internet Connection! I have to make this quick everyone is waiting. No time for pictures. Just a quick hello. I wrote the blog early Pentecost Morning. This is the first time I have been able to post. Thank you for your prayers. We have felt them! God has done awesome things. Tell you more later.
Angie Knight texted me the morning we were leaving for Guyana, "Look for surprises admits the confusion." She is the "guru" of missions trips. so I paid attention.
And I was surprised. I was surprised by how quickly I feel in love with the people and how sad I feel that the conference is over.
Surprised by how often they brought us water and how refreshing the cool liquid was to our parched throats.
Surprised by how quickly they loved us back.
Surprised by how many young people were involved in children's ministry and how eager they were to learn about Holy Spirit.
Surprised by how delicious the food was.
Surprised by how hungry the people were for more of God.They are people that pray and go after God.
And my biggest surprise shouldn't have been a surprise at all, but I was surprised at how awesome God was in response to hungry people. I expected Him to show up, but He did more than show up, He showed out! He poured out His Spirit lavishly. These people love precious Holy Spirit, but many shared that they had not spoken in tongues in some time and you should have heard them praising God in tongues by the time the conference ended. There were others that had not been filled, as they yielded to Holy Spirit so many were filled to overflowing. It was so powerful.
I can only imagine how surprised the 120 were on the day of Pentecost when they were filled with Holy Spirit. I can only imagine how surprised they were when they realized Holy Spirit didn't come as a visitor, but as an eternal inhabitant. Living in them. Empowering them. Igniting them. Enlightening them. He's still here. Longing to fill believers.
Billy Burns has told us again and again, "Today is the day of the Holy Ghost!" and it really is. Don't miss what He has for you! You will be surprised to discover all He has for you, just like I have been in Guyana.