2008. július 30., szerda

News from Agi from Nigeria #2

Dear Friends and Family!!!

I can’t really believe it, but a half of my time is gone! It seems like I got here yesterday, but the same time is like I’m here for months. The Lord done so much and I know that He did not stop it yet. He still has many things stored up for this time while I’m here.
I don’t think I have the time to write down everything that happened. I just give you some info in nutshell and I will summaries the whole time I had here when I got home.
I really miss all of you soo much. If you think of me and have some time to call I have a # you can reach me any time. The time zone is the same as London. It means one hour behind Budapest time. From the States is depends where are you from. Anyway the # is: +234-805-422-5986.
The last 2 weeks we been really busy with all the wedding preparation and church programs as well. I have been doing the nursing ministry every Monday and Saturday… this last one I missed it because of the wedding. I did not have too many people but all who came was a blessing. Honestly first I got disappointed, but the Lord showed me that the only thing matters to Him is my heart. Not the number of people who shows up, or I ‘m able to help them or not, but that I’m willing to do whatever He asked me to, and if is only one person who shows up, and I can pray with them and encourage them that all matters to Him. HE is really teaching me of the matter of heart, how much He is not interested in anything else but my motives, and the heart behind them. I can do everything for people to show them how great and spiritual I’m, but He knows what is behind, where my heart is, and He wants my heart, not anything else. I love to do things for Him, but he wants my heart …completely.
I had to teach this Sunday the kids class… honestly it is a challenge for me, it’s hard to find the exact words they will understand and the examples they would get… I had to teach on Mark 4: 30-34. It’s blows my mind that without a Bible how they are memorizing weekly their verses and able to quote the next week or weeks later. I wish my mind would work that way. I really enjoy to be in the kids class thought. I learn so much of them.
My favorite time still the Sunday morning worship. I love worship here, they really do praise and worship the Lord with their whole heart. I’m learning so much from the members of the church. I wish you all could meet them and get to know them. Some amazing children of our Heavenly Father.
The wedding was very nice… the only thing it was in “African timing”. That means we started 3 hour later then the original time. We ordered a van for 6 o’clock that we go ahead and decorate the place… the van got here little bit after 10:00. I really learn to trust in the Lord even in the small things here. That EVERYTHING is in His hands and happens in His perfect timing. I was the official photographer of the wedding, what I really enjoyed even that meant to be on my feet all they long.
The orphanage ministry got skipped again because of the wedding. I miss the kids, they are so cute. I love them.
I don’t want to make you bored and read a book… I will finish up soon.
Please pray:
- for me to grow in His grace and love and mercy and be able to love all He brings into my way
- for me to be a light for those who are in the darkness, and a good tool in His hands
- For the Lord’s leading in all I do
- For sensitivity for His Spirit’s leading
- for the kids ministry for all ages
- for the upcoming women conference
- for the team that arrives Thursday from Corvallis and their time here
- for the medical ministry to be useful for His glory
- for unity in the missionary team here
- for wisdom for the leadership
- for growth and strengthening among the youth that the Lord will rise up leaders
- for me to be a blessing to the church while I’m here
- for me to be moldable in His hands and willing to do whatever He asks me to!!
- For all of you who are far from me but close to my heart… be blessed by His richness of His grace and mercy, and growing in His love

Thank you for all your prayers, support and encouragement!! Thank you for being a part of my life and loving me!

God bless you beyond your dreams!!!

Love in Him!!

Isaiah 55:8-9, Ex. 14:13-14

2008. július 10., csütörtök

News from Nigeria!!

Dear Friends ad Family!!!

Sorry for not writing for this long… but I don`t have my computer with me, and I did not have to much time either.

We got here on the 26th safe. The Lord blessed all our way that day… and He does since then. He is sooo faithful!

Thank you for all your prayers! HE really listens and answers all of them. I asked you to pray for the bags, because of the weight limit… so Beth and me had like 50 kgs extra together. I got a green light for an extra 10 kgs, but still my final weight of the bags I had were like 7 kg more. The morning we left the shuttle almost could not fit our bags… we just prayed and the Lord went before us and we could see His hand upon our whole trip. The lady at the check in did not ask a penny for our extra weight, but she asked for my e-mail, because she wants to go for a mission trip to Kenya for half a year. I could sit ext to the window the whole way… the only bad thing was that because of my bronchitis –which is totally healed for now- and the antibiotics I was sick the whole trip and vomited… At the Nigerian airport we both got a month long visa that we have to extend before the 25th of July. But after that came what was one of my biggest fears… going to custom. We did not get the form on the plane, therefore I had to fill up one right there. The guy was standing right over me and while he was on the phone, watched me to do it. He had not even one question about what we have in our bags. The phone call was more important… Praise God!!! He is sooo faithful! Prince was waiting for us, and we were here. Weird but so familiar feeling. Since that the Lord keep blessing us. I still have some stomach problem …please pray for that the Lord will heal me soon!!

Church is great… It is so good to see all the people I already knew and see all f those who I never met before. The really welcomed me. The first few days Prince let us get use to everything. It is good to see him, Josh, Brett, Glory and Okey again!! The Lord used them so much even just in the last 8 months since I came here. From the last week we got chances to do stuff… I like it. The church schedule is pretty busy, but I`m enjoying it.

Monday mornings - started yesterday – I will do medical service for those who needed. Prince is there as well if someone need special prayer. Yesterday we had about 15 people show up… Most of them with stomach problem, skin stuff, wounds were should be cleaned days – weeks ago.

Monday evening is the prayer night in the church. Usually with 10 – 12 people. I really enjoy how we really pray for all the details and parts of the church life, and people. Good to see how He answers!!

Tuesdays are rest days for us… like today. The day we have instead of Sunday… Honestly I was tired yesterday and I love this day… I have a chance to write you as well!! J

Wednesday night middle week Bible study… Prince is going through Exodus. This week is chapter 34.

Thursday we have soccer ministry and a church service with pastor Godfrey in a village close by.

Friday is the youth night. This last week we did not have it, because we had a bachelor/ess party for Sam and Marian. It was fun to be part of it. The funny thing was that is started in African timing – that means at least 1 – 1,5 hour late, and that the bride to be did not come, because something came up.

Friday morning we went to Brett and Glory`s official wedding. It was really unusual. We were there for like 3 hours and saw 12 weddings… crazy. I will post pics when I will have chance.

Saturday morning we have a kids breakfast at the church what they just started. After around noon is orphanage ministry, what I missed this two weekends, since I`m here. The first one I was still sick, and this Saturday we had Sam and Marian`s wedding… It turned out that I was the photographer of the day… crazy. It was fun though.

Saturday evening we will do a medical service for those who can`t make it in the morning.

Sunday morning is the main service for the church. Prince is teaching on 1. Corinthians. I love the worship… I think that is my favorite thing here. They really worship from their heart… The kids are part of it and after worship we go of and have the kids ministry. I will be helping with the middle age ones with miss. Ada. She is great with them. After church we have some fellowship, and usually every second week we have women study.

Sunday evening Josh is teaching on Matthew. It is a smaller group, but a blessing.

As you see it is a full week. I`m sorry of I made you bored but wanted to let you know what is going on. Thank you for reading it!

Please pray:

- For the services and ministries

- For wisdom for me for all He ask me to do here

- For safety in all I do

- For my visa that get it without any problem

- For the medical ministry

- For my heart, that it would be open to His leading

- For time daily to spend with the Lord

- For me to be a good example for tall those I meet

- For Brett and Glory, their wedding is on the 26th of july

- For me to be open to use my gifts

- For Provision for the church for its new property and building

- For the new place to get done where we have to move before the land lady sells this house

- For the team we will have between the 31st of July and 19th of August from Josh`s church... and for the time they will be here would be fruitfull!

- Give thanks for all He done, for all His faithfulness, goodness, grace and mercy

Thank you for all of you for your prayers, encouragements, support, love, friendship!!!

Love you and miss you all!!!!

God bless you and keep you in His perfect peace!! and His perfect will!