No matter where we are in life, we always have to watch our step. Whether we're walking down a gravel road trying to avoid the animal presents scattered everywhere along with the rocks in the road, or watching where we're going in life. Every step is important and it's hard to avoid all those obstacles. The truth is, you can't always avoid them. You can try as hard as you can to dodge all those rocks, but something's going to happen and you'll end up tripping on that one you didn't see. Life's tough, but "life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain." What I've learned today is that all through our life we're going to be tempted. Even if we reach certain points in our life where we think we no longer have to worry about being tempted in that way, we will be. It never ends. That's why we need our relationship with God so badly. He's the only one who can get us through it. ONE can only be so powerful if they have God and the support of their Christian brothers and sisters behind them. We must remember what the writer of Proverbs said in chapter 16 verse 9: "A man's heart plans his ways, but the Lord directs his steps." Our morning got off to a great start with breakfast and a devo to follow. Mr. Ben Wright brought us our devotional thought for the morning, which was about watching your step.
After devo, three options were given for us for the day. The first was a construction team to build a house nearby the mission house. The second was a food distribution team to pack and sort all the food into bags to be distributed either tomorrow or monday. The third one was a warehouse team to go to the warehouse and organize everything we already have, and to unload the container, assuming it comes. We divided up into our teams and were on our way a little after 9. The plan was for all the teams to meet up at 2 to go and visit the blind school. We all got to work on a various projects. I was on the team going to the warehouse. There we unpacked one room so we could go through it and rearrange everything, and we also worked in our room moving things around to make room for our container stuff which we hoped would be there at 11. In our down time, we even had a chance to play some indoor 2v2 soccer. Well 2:15 rolled around and we were going to head out to the blind school, when of course the container shows up along with our bus load with the other teams. Together we piled the room with boxes and loaded furniture and various other boxes onto a box car to be sent to Choluteca. Unfortunately, by the time we were done, it was too late to go to the blind school, but many of us hope to get the opportunity to go on Monday. On our way back up to the mission house, we made a quick stop at the Mas X Menos (grocery store) to pick up whatever we might need for the rest of our stay. Let me just tell you, the ability to resist the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pop-Tarts was something hard to find within myself, but I found the strength and chose to get applesauce instead (my mom should be so proud...but I did cave for the Brown Sugar Cinnamon since they were on sale ;) ) After eating a ton of fast food for 5 days straight, I saw quite a few people opting for healthy choices for their lunches and snacks.
Back at the mission house, the weather is perfect. It couldn't feel any better up here, but the cooler weather seems to make us all pretty sleepy. It's hard enough trying to stay awake after a long day's work without throwing in the fact that it's in the 60s and raining right now.
I won't go into details about tonight's devo, but you're welcome to watch it on the U-Stream Torch Devos. Tomorrow is looking like a construction day! 2 teams will be building houses, and one will be distributing the food we packed up today. We also have small team of 6 heading to Choluteca to deliver the items that came in on the container. It's going to be a long day for them going there and back in one day, so we hope it's a safe and successful trip.
Dios te bendiga,