I’ve had a long and incredible day. Yesterday was spent in airports and on airplanes, and it’s really hard to believe that yesterday morning I was at home. I’ve been to Roanoke, Washington D.C., San Salvador in El Salvador, Managua in Nicaragua, and I’m finally in Somotillo.
It still amazes me that I’m sitting in a village in the remote part of Nicaragua and blogging. Today was awesome. It started a little too early because I was using my phone as an alarm clock and it jumped ahead an hour because of daylight savings. Unfortunately, they don’t observe daylight savings here which means I woke up at 5:30am. So I had a little extra time to relax and get ready for church this morning. I preached at the Casa de Padre church in Managua and it was rocking. The music was loud (I’m guessing 105 to 110 db), the people were passionate, and best of all, 4 people came forward at the end of the service during the invitation to accept Christ. Right before I got up to preach, their pastor was encouraging the church by telling them that God was in control. He had no idea that my message was on the same topic. I spoke from Job and Philippians about worry, stress, and the fact that we must trust God in the good and the bad.
After church, we had a big lunch and made the 3 1/2 hour drive up to Somotillo. The people really do drive crazy here, but I missed most of it sleeping. We relaxed for a while and then headed to church at the Principe de Paz church here in Somotillo. I preached here on my last trip and I have a lot of good memories here. There was another mission group from Oklahoma here and their pastor shared the message tonight. We saw yet another person accept Christ, and I want you to know that it never gets boring seeing lives changed by Jesus Christ.
God is at work, not just at Cornerstone, but around the world. I heard that we had two great services at home and I appreciate everybody filling in for me while I’m gone. We are blessed to have a great group of people who love Jesus Christ and who love to serve others. Let’s remember that Jesus came to seek and to save the lost and that He is still in control of this world we live in. My challenge to you is to let Him orchestrate and guide your life, to simply trust Him and follow Him. I’ll try to post some more updates as we go through the week. The internet is a little slow here, so it will be tough to get pictures uploaded. The picture above is from the Father’s House church in Managua.