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Unbelief

Tonight I visited Gateway Church's young adult service called Seven. I don't know anyone who goes to the service, but I decided to go anyway. See, I would usually have gone to the porch with watermark, but I moved to Colleyville and it's a thirty five minute drive... so I decided to try something ten minutes away instead. The one thing I noticed right off the bat is how free the people are to worship. In Zambia, the church body would stomp on the devil, shout amen, and dance around the room while singing praise to the Lord. But here, I look around the room and see very few people worshiping freely. I just feel that when you have the presence of the Lord inside you and you feel Him throughout the room, then your hands should be up, your knees should be bowed, and you should be rejoicing with everything in you.

Well. This church was the first church I have seen where almost every person in the room was visibly and internally rejoicing to our Lord. Shouting songs of praise a…

And just like that...

When I signed up to be on summer staff, I knew it was going to be tough; the work load, the loss of energy, the short sleep schedule. But never did I expect that we would work 5 times as hard when the Americans were not in Zambia... to say the least: this week has been rough. My body, mind, and energy level is drained. All eight of us feel the same way too. We are working so hard and it's extremely exhausting, but we keep saying, "Ok ladies, at least we are storing up treasures in Heaven for this."

The fortunate thing is that I can still wake up early enough to spend time in the word, and the past couple of days has been awesome! Today I read about David and Goliath. Of course I've heard this story as far back as I can remember, but today it was different for me.
"You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the LORD Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the LORD will hand you …

Beauty in the Midst of Darkness

"And provide for those who grieve in Zion to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes" Isaiah 61:3

This week has been incredibly difficult, but absolutely amazing.  I was sick with something--soar throat, upset stomach, sinus issues, headache--each day. But the Lord gave me strength to push through. My boys were incredible. On Thursday, I brought 2 boys in the prayer/deliverance room. Before I walked in, an overwhelming sense of fear penetrated through me. I felt uneasy, embarrassed, slightly fearful, inadequate, etc. But these were lies the devil was feeding me, and I knew that. So I marched in when Paster Mutale asked me to come. There was one more boy ahead of me, so we waited until this boy had been prayed over. The prayer room is an anointed room with oil and the power of God is in that place. I stood with one of my boys and as we began praying for him, he slowly fell to the ground and we continued to shower him with prayer. One of the Zambians, Jackson, shouted…