Unfortunately, the situation at the mission changed and my plans were then not my own. I am back in Oklahoma where I will put my life back together and find a job. I will also see what God holds for me next. Even when things go badly wrong or we get knocked off our path, God is in control! He will and can change an unfortunate event into something Great! We, you and I, with the help of God provided much great assistance to the Chimala community. Many improvements were made, many were taught the Bible, many were saved both physically and spiritually.
There is still much need in the Chimala community. Please continue to pray for them and that the over-seers of the mission continue to work with the people to assist them in their needs.
I am praying for much guidance and understanding as I look for another plan to follow God's path for me. I pray for strength, wisdom and the ability to forgive and move forward quickly. Below are several pictures from my last days at the mission. In the one of the hospital, you can easily see much of our progress as all the blue roofed areas were remodeled or newly built in the last 6 years.
|They were very sad and heartbroken, but blessed me with gifts and food as well as the wonderful time with them.|
|The men of the church came as well. The whole church wished me well, even offering me a home in their community!|
|I was "momma" to many people. They taught me how to love better than I had before.|
|They refused to have a party for me as they said a party indicated they agreed with my leaving and they did not. But they had a get together where we cooked two goats and had time talking with one another.|
|They did surprise me with several gifts of love. I will always carry these people in my heart.|
|Tears of sadness were plentiful as we all had hoped to be together for a great long while. I miss them all every day.|