To serve, not to be served.

We hear so many times in scripture about how we are called to come and serve others,  but how many of us truly go through life with no expectancy of ever being served? Very few, if any.
During our time here we are slowly learning exactly how to live a life of consistent servanthood, as opposed to being expectant of service being done to or given to us.
My heart cannot contain all the words that God has spoken into me today. All that I am cannot fathom the way He has clearly spoken to me just telling me exactly how loved I am by Him. Exactly how far He goes to extend His affections for me each and every day. But not only for me, this goes for you as well. Think about this for just one moment: God, the creator of every living thing, every ocean, every galaxy, and every creature, took time to create you. Think about the for a minute before you continue reading…

He took the time
To create
You.

If we are made perfect in His image, then you were made perfect… According to Him. But sometimes this isn’t believed by many of us. We think we are flawed because we see other characteristics of people around us and because we don’t have a certain quality they do. .we get discouraged. But why? Well, I think its because we are selfishly caught up in our flesh. We desire to be someone else and completely miss who God called us to be. Take a moment and look at how much thought was put into your creation..from your finger prints, to your skin color, your height, your smile, your eyes, your hair, your passion. .I mean you were made with a LOT of thought. Instead of getting frustrated with who you are, begin speaking truth into your life of how wonderfully God has made you, how unique you have been made, and jusg be confident in knowing you were made with a purpose and you are making a difference.

We took the younger group of kids to a city park today. For many of them it was their very first time outside of their community. I loved seeing how joyful they were on our way. Unfortunately it began raining as we played. As our team ran for cover, the younger one’s continued to play in the rain. It was so cute seeing them running all around the park. Very blessed to be a part lf these kids first adventure
Madison led devotion again & she was so transparent to what God had to say. She shared John 13 and how Peter didn’t want Jesus washing his feet. This passage goes on to just beg Jesus to wash all of him so he may be clean, and how we are to be servants, just as Christ was a servant to us.
All in all, like every single day we have been here, has been fabulous.

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Kids waiting to get on the bus

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Our drive.

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Johnny with the go cam.

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Madison and a lot of girls played with the kids through the bars since we couldn’t play on the play ground,  due to age limitations

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My little buddy Norman and Johnny again. This little guy slept on my the whole hour we had to drive back to the community. I loved his little hands clinging to me for comfort as he slept on the bus ride.

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Waiting out the rain

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My ladies Dezire and Rachel!

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All the kids played on these at the end, too cute!

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A kid got a hold of Chase’s phone today & listened to his music. We couldn’t stop laughing because Norwin was jamming to the beats of all country music.

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Madison giving instructions on how and why we were washing one anothers feet. This photo is super dark, but there was a clay jar on the floor, as well as a clay pot to get water from. An hour into prayer,  I heard the clay pot being refilled with water because so many people had been praying over one another and washing each other’s feet. I thank Madison Smith for being so open and obedient to how God wanted to use her tonight, I couldn’t say it enough.

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And of course Daniel prayer us out Tebow style.

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