Women's soccer surrounded by beauty on objective journey Day 3
Beautiful are the smiles on individuals’ faces. It`s playing with children in the streets with a soccer ball. Gorgeous is when God lives inside of you.
It`s the third day on our mission journey in El Salvador, and I could not be filled with more delight, being here serving with this objective group. It`s truly awesome to see the works from previous missions still present and affecting lives here in El Salvador.
Another thing that I was smiling ear to ear about was the praise. We worshiped in Spanish, and individuals of the church were so into the singing and dancing you could simply feel the power of God despite the fact that I put on t know Spanish. Among the leaders on our journey, Kramer, likewise helped lead praise. It was simply gorgeous to see 2 different languages worshiping the same God.
In church we discussed living for Christ no matter what we are going through. All of us go through a lot and to keep our eyes on God and Jesus is so essential. Romans 12:2 was a verse repeated in church that really stuck out to me. My coach Kelsey, the previous night, checked out the very same exact verse during our devotional. Romans 12:2 says Do not adhere to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. You will be able to test and authorize exactly what God s will is-- his good, pleasing and perfect will. Now, how lovely is that?
What I extract from that is God has a plan for everyone people. He just requires our aid with our eyes and mind to be fixed on Him. Beautiful is God enjoying us so deeply and repeating messages for our ears to hear over and over again showing his unconditional, perpetual love.
Exactly what I saw were beaming smiles and discussions with so much laughter. Not one individual I saw looked out of place or lost. It was merely stunning.
Next on the list was to hike to the volcano here in El Salvador. We drove up this incredibly high and long roadway, and after that we raised to arrive of the crater. When we reached the top there were a few moments where no one spoke a word. The view literally takes your breath away. All of us began taking an outrageous quantity of photos that will never ever justify how gorgeous it in fact is. In that moment, it was so eye opening to believe that God is an artist. He is so gifted and has actually blessed us with the opportunity to see His lovely developments. It was actually excellent to be reminded of nature`s beauty that we consider approved in some cases and to see how such an easy thing is so wonderful and shouldn`t be considered granted for its beauty.
Now we are headed back to the neighborhood called Thomas Rodriguez to have fun with the children on the streets. I cannot explain well adequate how amazing it is to see youngsters smiling at you despite the fact that they can`t understand one thing you state in English. They enjoy playing soccer and taggingthat they call mika. One minute there that was awesome to experience was seeing the little kids assault my coach OB, and how pleased they were and him playing with them.
It`s extremely unique to be able to see God inside my soccer coaches and serving along with them. You don`t get that anywhere else. As we were leaving, my friend Lindsay showed everyone why we were here. She told everybody we are here because we all understand Jesus. All of us live for Jesus, and Jesus likes each one of us. It was actually outstanding seeing one of my closest friends speak to everyone about how we are serving because of somebody who is bigger than everyone, who still enjoys every person equally therefore much we can t even begin to comprehend. I`m so grateful to have actually been a part of these lovely minutes.
Beautiful is serving with people, for people. It is standing back and valuing little things in life. It is making a distinction in somebody`s heart. It is watching precious moments and catching them forever. Beautiful is when God lives within you.