This morning when I got on the bus I didn’t have my phone. I was running to jump on because I was late. I had my phone in my hand while I was running but when I got in my seat – no phone. It’s my camera and my clock while I am here..I don’t have my texts or emails or calls “on” to receive. No panic – but we searched my backpack and no phone. Guatemala is not the place to lose anything if you want it back – no matter where you happen to be.
So I prayed…”the iron did swim”. I learned this prayer several years ago from a wise and faithful lady; I have used it many times. In II Kings 6 there is a story about the band of prophets losing a borrowed axe head in the river. In much distress they called for Elisha to come. Elisha came and placed his staff on the water and requested the iron axe head to float to the top. It did, of course, and the prophets praised God for such faithfulness. They were so relieved. And so..I prayed. Aldolfo was not hopeful … if you dropped it you will not likely get it back.
During the first session of VBS we got the call. A man that works at our hotel found my phone in the grass and turned it in! The iron did swim!! So I thank God for the opportunity to tell the story AND for the return of my phone! Aldolfo said this was a big move of faithfulness for the hotel staff. I look forward to meeting the man tomorrow (hopefully) that got involved in God’s answer to the prayer:)
And then..we had more opportunities for prayer when a board slipped off the roof and hit Howard on the head. It was hard enough to cause him to fall to the ground and the “Paramedic” in me to go into 911 mode. He didn’t have a chance to do anything but be “OK” after we prayed, iced, and wiped sweat and dirt from his face. He was surrounded! Thankfully, Robin (our team dentist) has many skills. He took a break from pulling teeth and put a few beautiful stitches in Howard fine head! We are very very thankful.
Russell is cooking for Week 2 and we enjoyed supper tonight. We are grateful and tired. But exceedingly happy and full of Joy. Thanks to Jeanne for beginning our day with a wonderful devotion.