Wednesday, October 3, 2018

One Year Ago

One year ago I hiked into a village singing Lauren Daigle’s, “I Am Yours,” with one of our translators. 

Let the Waters Rise

One year ago I drank coffee in a hut like I’ve done dozens of other times. 

One year ago I prayed over a possessed woman and saw the evil spirit leave her body. 

One year ago I heard gun shots when my son was in another part of the village, and I had no way of knowing where he was.

One year ago I got a phone call from a team member who was with Jax and heard the words, “We’re okay, but we’re in the middle of the angry mob.”

One year ago I sang the words, “It is Well with My Soul,” over and over again while holding hands with a few team members while waiting for the others to be brought to safety. 

One year ago I prayed the words, “Whatever the outcome Lord, I trust in You,” and I knew I meant it. 

One year ago I walked faster than I ever have - we were instructed not to run - when I received the news that Jax and the rest of the team made it safely to the bus. 

One year ago I hugged my kid tighter than I ever have in his entire life. 

One year ago my then ten year old said, “No matter what, it’s worth it for the sake of sharing the gospel.”

One year ago the words of “Christ is Enough” echoed through the hall as our team sang out the words, “I have decided to follow Jesus, no turning back,” more fiercely than ever before. 

One year ago was a pivotal moment in my life. There’s no turning back

So let the waters rise
I will stand as the oceans roar
Let the earth shake beneath me
Let the mountains fall
You are God over the storm
And I am Yours

I Am Yours

"No matter what, it's worth it for the sake of sharing the gospel," - Jax, age 10

*It’s important to note, the gunshots we heard were fired to warn the angry people to calm down.  We were never in serious danger.  Everybody, both Ethiopians and Americans, was safe and protected.*

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