Prosper shared with us from 2 Samuel 6:22 and observed that in choosing to follow the Lord, others may think that we are foolish. Like a Ghanaian pastor choosing to leave the comforts of his home town in order to share the good news in villages. Like David Mensah leaving great opportunities in Canada and returning to serve his people in Ghana. Like the team traveling to Ghana, not to enjoy the waterfalls and the wildlife preserve, but to lift blocks. In the end it all glorifies your Maker, sweating and lifting blocks for the glory of God will be rewarded one day. All in the name of the Lord.
Pastor Peter shared with us a story of a woman whose motorized tri-cycle broke down yesterday, and she chose to walk into the nearby village. Shortly afterwards, a vehicle struck it. She is praising the Lord, as getting off when she did may have saved her life. Praise be the name of the Lord!
On our first day of teaching, Malissa shared that she had been praying for a long while that God would match up the right volunteer with the right Carpenter and EPS teachers, perfect partners. That we would be exactly what God created one for the other. After our second day in the schools, we have seen God answer that prayer, more than we could ever hope for. Blessed be the name of the Lord!
Donna was seen working later than the rest to prepare her lessons for tomorrow, and yet she took time to read to the children outside the training center doors when they asked if she could read them a book before she headed out for dinner, all in the name of the love of the Lord.
Dave reported that the build team started their day in preparation for the arrival of the dump trucks by being road builders as they moved materials and filled in three trenches to allow the trucks access. By lunch, the masons moved on to other work areas as they laid as many blocks as they could before more footing work is complete. Concrete for the footings was moved by “the bucket brigade,” a formation of many human chains. Several wheelbarrows required repair as they broke down keeping with the flow that Dave estimated to be equivalent to as many as 4-5 concrete truck loads just today! All in the name of our great and mighty Lord.
Soale asked to speak to us after our dinner tonight. He wanted us to know about the impact that our presence has made, the lessons our actions have taught.
By God’s grace, all in the name of the Lord.