Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Heart of a Grieving Father

This afternoon, I went with a few friends of mine and women from the current service team to visit different families that we know in Manchay. We had a good afternoon including using a mismarked map that lead us into a giant community with no street names. We decided to leave and wait for one of the moms who knows the area to accompany us.

I mentioned a few weeks ago about a family who had lost their only daughter after she was hit by a car crossing infront of the Oasis (Care Center). Carmen and I have returned a few times, but there was no one home. Today while visiting another family very close to this one we thought we would try again to connect with the family. Much to our sursprise the father was home and when we explained who we were he invited us in to visit with him (his wife was at work).

We listened intently as this father opened up his heart to us and shared about how he and his family are coping with their loss, the changes, the challanges and the heartache. I wish I could translate for you some of the things that he told us, but I wish to respect his privacy. I will tell you this, that God is working in the heart of this man. Please pray for him, that he will come to saving faith. As I listened to this man I was humbled by what he was sharing. He mentioned how many people had said things and promised to help when their daughter died, but he is realizing that for some those were just words. He was pleased to have us come and visit and is happy to have us return to spend time with his wife. We ended our time with him in prayer, it was wonderful to be a part of what God did this afternoon in this tiny home. Our God is so amazing and I believe that He will never cease to amaze me. Please continue to pray with us for this family, for their salvation and healing. Also that God will guide us and give us wisdom how to love and encourage this family.

Thank you to each of you who pray for us as we serve our Lord among the people of Manchay. It is so encouraging to know that we are standing together in the hope that many may come to know Him as Lord and Savior.

1 comment:

Jen said...

Prayers for this family. So sad to hear about their loss. Also for each of you, that God would guide, protect, and lead you as you minister His goodness, hope, healing to those around you. Many Blessings. ~ Jen