Psalm 146:2 "I will praise the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live."

Saturday, January 31, 2009

february news

Greetings to everyone! Thank you so very much for praying for me! It is hard to belioeve that the first month of this year is behind us! May the Lord truly give us wisdom to number our days as Psalm 90:12 says...because life goes so fast. Here is an update of what my life tentatively holds over the next weeks....

Our enacting field leaders recomended that we all individually take a day of spiritual retreat before our field conference in March and I am planning to do this on sunday afternoon thru Monday february 2nd. I have been craving some extended time in the Word and in prayer lately...so please pray that the Lord would speak to me and refresh my heart thru this time, and that I would learn more about Him!

Twice a week, I am now working at a casa hogar where women live and stay that have mental challenges. This is something totally new for me that I have never done before so I am learning as I go. My job is to plan activities for them, build relationships, and hopefuly share Jesus´ love. There are twenty of them. Please pray that the Lord would give me wisdom as to how to work with the needs of each one as they are all at diferent levels and capacities to learn.

I think I might have already said this but I am leaving February 4th thru the 8th to Veracruz with Amigos Son Frontera. I am not sure what my actual job is going to be--in the past I have sterilized the medical and dental instruments, but I am open to doing something new. I talked with one of the leaders about eventually wantng to be a part of the group that shares the gospel with people once my Spanish improves a little bit more. I also think it would be neat to learn how to assist in the pharmacy although it would be challenging.

February 20th thru about March 5th I will be going to Aguas Calientes to help and observe a couple from my team that has a ministry there. This will be the first time that I have gone there as well.

The following week in March we have our anual team field conference. Please pray that it would be a good time of fellowship, decision making, and that the Lord would show me what my place is eventually in these next months regarding my ministry on the team--I still don´t have a clue how the Lord is leading in that way.

PRAISE REPORTS

Even though I have already thanked the Lord privately today for this, I just wanted to thank him publically and share with all of you that the Lord protected me from a near accident in a viechle this morning. I was in the car with one of the members of Amigos sn frontera this morning, her and I were on the way to a meeting together, and a car came speeding by us, close enough to almost entirely rip off the rear view mirror on the passangers side of the car where I was sitting, but no other damage occurred.

Another praise report is that I got to have more of a gospel coversation with that guy that paints plates in the center last saturday. Please pray that the Holy spirit would convict him and bring hm and many others to the place where they repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ alone for their salvation....not traditions or anything else---JUST JESUS----He is the ONLY way.

PRAYER REQUESTS

Please pray that the Lord would give ne more opportunities to build relationships here...and for at least one solid Mexican friendship with a believer. I have a lot of aquaintences but not much beyond that at this point. Pray that I would keep looking to the Lord for strength and a deeper relationship with him in the moments when I feel lonely or miss my beloved friends back ¨home.¨

There is so much more I could write but this is getting long. Thank you for reading it and praying. Blessings to you all!

2 comments:

ashley said...

Thanks for the update Crystal! It's great to know what you're doing and how to pray for you! Praise God for His protection and goodness. Hope your bit of time off will be spiritually refreshing. un abrazo.

The Apples said...

Praise you were unharmed in the near collision!! I will be praying for strength for you. I know how hard it is to be away from friends and loved ones! You are doing a wonderful things- obeying the Lord's leading in your life. Hang in there.