Sunday, November 26, 2006

God's Mucho Mas Mejor Plan

Today my friend Mandy and I went to a church in Lancaster to hear Ruben Carasco, the pastor from Cusco speak. He and his wife, Haydee have been in Pennsylvania this month speaking at different churches. I never would have imagined meeting them for the first time outside of Peru but God's ways are mucho mas mejor (very much better - it's not really grammatically correct to say this in English or Spanish but it reminds me of my Swiss friend Lilian :0). I really liked them and I look forward to getting to know them even more within the next three years. Mandy said that she felt much better "leaving me in their hands." Ruben was joking around with her about what kind of protection they could offer me...the police, a bodyguard...etc...

This morning Ruben talked about vision and how when God gives us vision, impossible things happen and He shows that He is the God not just of theology but the God of the practical. One thing that Ruben spoke this morning was that we can say: "God is the God of the Impossible" all we like in church but do we actually live like that? Do we make room in our lives for God to do the impossible or do we hem ourselves in so comfortably so that we don't even give Him the chance?

I was so excited this morning because I could understand pretty much all of Ruben's sermon! Of course, my talking to them in Spanish was a little pathetic. Thankfully, Mandy was there to help fill in the words. I can't wait for language school in Arequippa!! When I was in Venezuela, everything was so overwhelming! I remember sitting in church and missing half of what was being said. It's as though you are living in fog. I was so frustrated some times and thought I would never get past the fog!

It feels good to be going to Peru with an understanding of Spanish and knowing that I'll be able to catch up faster because of that. I can't wait to work on all the details that I need to fill in the gap! To dig into those verbs and I can't wait to be surrounded by people speaking Spanish. Okay, so I'll stop looking at it so "romantically"... Yes, it's going to be hard sometimes and I'm sure I'm going to make a fool of myself. I'm SURE I'll make a lot of mistakes! woohoo for mistakes...

I found out from the mission agency that I can leave when I reach 80% of my support. It's great because I'm at 70% right now!! Perhaps this means that Peru is right around the corner. It's going to feel so surreal when I actually get on the plane and finally say goodbye to everyone here. I'm so excited and even though I'm torn about being here for Christmas, I really hope I get to leave some time next month.

We'll see! Through this whole thing I've learned not to hold onto my plans with a tight closed fist but with an open palm up to Jesus while saying: Lord, whatever you want!
Afterall....

HIS PLAN IS MUCHO MAS MEJOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3 comments:

Bekah said...

Are you going to be home for Christmas? The way it sounded on your blog, you are, but I don't know that's true...if not, I'll mail your present early so you get it!

I pray you're not there, but I'd love to see you if you are!

Cake said...

Oops! I guess I should have said "even though I feel torn about wanting to be here at Christmas, I hope that I can leave in December."

I don't think I'll be here. I'm at 75% and if the monthly commitments for $50 keep rolling in the way that they have been lately, I might even go in December with my whole amount! :0)

Zoegirl said...

Yay! I love you mucho! G-d is really taking care of you, And I've been watching it happen...

I'm praying that G-d's plan is revealed in all of it, because that's what is and should still be happenning!

I called a bit ago, and got nothing. Peace yo.