Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Be still.

I want to share with you what has been on my heart recently....

In order to do this I want to share with you the lyrics of a song that has been playing in my head

"Find rest my soul

In Christ alone

Know His power

In quietness and trust

When the oceans rise and thunders roar

I will soar with You above the storm

Father You are king over the flood

I will be still and know You are God"

Things have not always been easy. and yet, God is a God that has power over everything. HE is our rest. HE is the one that saves us.
Many amazing things happened at the medical clinic in the jungle. The LORD was there as he is here now with me. As we began to take care of physical needs, spiritual needs were met as well. As we were there to help put out a house fire, at the exact right moment, as youth were led into a relationship with God through soccer games, children with puppet shows...
So things are not always easy. Yet God is a God of triumph and victory.
He has great things ahead for his children.
My dreams are now bigger than my heart.
My hopes are bigger than my sorrows.
My joy is greater than despair.
Please Pray for:
The impact project in Cusco from February 25-March 10
Our new team of 40/40 missionaries that just arrived
Family Zone project April 9-21...
Safety and Health

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Amazon Adventures

As I sit down to write this I am amazed at the fact that I am in the Amazon Jungle am able to post a blog.
Since arriving here I have
  • become sunburnt
  • grown attached to hundreds of different kids
  • played many many parachute games
  • and been a part of a medical clinic focusing on towns stricken with poverty and in many cases no clean water.

I have also been aware of God's calling on my life. I would love to be living in a missions field in my own special way, ministering through early childhood education. My dream has always been to work with preschool aged kids and more and more this has become more evident in an international setting.

Today I faced one of the hardest moments of my life as I had to turn down about 50 patients from our clinic because we were full. With that said, we were able to help more than 200, all while sharing the love of Christ in our lives.

There are a few things I would love your prayer on:

1. (and maybe the most on my mind) because of the extra travelling i have done for the projects here and the exchange rate it has been more expensive for me to live here than I originally thought. I will need to raise about an additial 4000 dollars to continue this mission without going into debt.

2. For God to continue moving hearts of the people here. I cannot even express how many people I have grown attached to. God is working in BIG ways.

3. For continued health and safety. We have been working very long days.... many times without sleep... but we need your prayers.


Leanne Bennett

PS. yesterday I conquered my biggest fear.... snakes... I HELD AN ANACONDA!