after playing at the beach, we had dinner with the mak staff. not only was the food good, but the company was incredible. there were many laughs and great fellowship shared over this meal. have i mentioned that i love the staff??
here is a ladies pic.
when we got back to the house, we had our devo time. and it was sweet! tears come to my eyes as i think of the things the Lord is teaching these kids (and me). tonight we read isaiah 42:11-12 and talked about how big our God is and that he holds the all the oceans in his hands. we can hold ocean water in our hands and no one will notice a difference, but if God dipped his hands in the ocean, it would be empty. and that as big as he is, he still cares for his sheep. that we have no need to worry. it was a great followup to playing in the ocean. the kids had even mentioned that there were times today that the waves hit them hard and knocked them over and even scared them. we then used that to talk about how powerful God is, that holding all that water in his hands is no big deal to him.
then we spent some time reading psalm 146 and praising the Lord! one of our kids said that it brough her great comfort to know that the Lord reigns forever!! i cannot describe to you the privilege it is to get to talk about the truth with these kids. as i try to break it down for them i am often taught a lesson as well! "out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes, to still the enemy and the avenger." psalm 8:2
"how blessed is he whose help is the God of jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God. who made heaven and earth, the sea and all that is in them, who keeps faith forever. who executes justice for the oppressed; who gives food to the hungry. the lord sets the prisioners free." psalm 146:5-7
the lord is doing great things in the this country!! please continue to pray for the makarios staff as they are poured out as a drink offering here. have i mentioned that i love it here? and if it is up to me, i will back here lots!
thank you guys for your prayers! we leave tomorrow to head home. please pray for safe travel for us. much love from the dominican republic!