Everything is worship when your heart is right. This morning the team filled two hundred cinch-sacks with school supplies to give out at a village we will visit on Wednesday. In assembly line fashion, in went rulers, pads, pens, and pencils to give as gifts to children we’ve never met. Although it took time, with our hearts inclined toward God and His purpose, the smallest task can become meaningful.
This afternoon we toured a church annex that CityLight worked on three years ago. Compared to most buildings in Nebaj, it’s beautiful. It houses a kids program and other services for the local community operated by a local church, the first Mike and Terri helped found in Nebaj.
Immediately after the tour, we attended a service at the church. Phil Wickham’s This is Amazing Grace, sung in Spanish, belted out from the platform where the skilled worship team played. The church building is also gorgeous, with tile, two floors, and an ornate stage in between the two floors where the band plays. Two missions videos played during service; this congregation has a heart for the nation of India and the region in general. Mike mentioned that he hadn’t seen that happen before. It’s amazing to think that we’ve poured into a part of the body that is now called to reach out and bless others beyond our reach.
During the service, one woman reported that back pain that had plagued her for over a year is now completely gone. At least seven young people came up to the altar to accept Jesus, including one little boy that one of the team members prayed with. Tomorrow, we return to this church to pray with them again, and we’re looking forward to reporting what God does.
We love you CityLight. More tomorrow.
Text by Joshua Feldman. Photos courtesy of Tim Maggio.