8.02.2009

Mission Trip Day 3

Prayer: Jesus, let me experience your grace and presence as I see you in Your Word to battle spiritual warfare. Topics: Weaknesses regarding self-control, thoughts we need to take captive, battling spiritual warfare Verses: 1 Peter 5:8 2 Corinthians 10:3-6 Ephesians 6:10-18 Today we woke up on the church floor in Tucumcari, NM at the First Baptist Church. The have so graciously opened their church up for us to stay here and for that we are so grateful. We slept hard-literally and were so grateful to get a shower this morning. It was a strange feeling to have driven from Athens, GA to Tucumcari, NM and think that the last shower you had was at home... We attended Sunday School and church service there. The highlight was by far watching all of the children sing and worship our God during Sunday School. They worshiped with every ounce of their being-eyes closed, hands and heads lifted up, and voices loud and jumping up and down. They knew every word to every song and we completely unashamed of what the person beside them was doing or thinking about. They rejoiced. Why can't we all be like this? The service was about getting our hearts right-the way God wants them to be. It was a great sermon. We had lunch at the church. Guess what the menu was! Then we got back on the road and headed towards Gallup, NM-about a 6 hour drive. We met Dr's John and Wendy Vandermeer there from Dallas, TX. They joined us on the trip last year as well and are such a tremendous blessing to our group. We love them so much and are delighted they decided to join us again this year. Tonight our group is staying at the Quality Inn in Gallup, NM. Each day is getting easier to be away from home and I can definitely feel the prayers being prayed for me and God answering them. God is giving me a stronger sense of peace each day so that I can focus on the task at hand rather than missing Brandon or feeling lonely. How great is OUR GOD?!?!

2 comments:

  1. Hello, I found your site while researching churches in the Tucumcari area. We'll be visiting there for a week and I'd like to go to church while there. I was wondering about their dress code. Are the women expected to wear skirts? What about jeans (men or women)? Thanks, Lenora

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    1. Hey There! I've tried every way in the world to figure out how to get in contact with you, but I have no email address for you, so I hope you can see this somehow! How wonderful that you went/will be going to Tucumcari! There are many Native Americans that attend the First Baptist Church, and they wear every day street clothes for the most part. I, personally, would wear a dress or skirt, but I don't remember it being ultra strict. Being from the South, I was brought up a bit more conservative, so I would not wear jeans to church, so I don't know what to tell you regarding that matter. Some people, chicldren specifically, will probably wear jeans. I hope this helps!! :)

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