Day 1 in the Jungle…following God’s lead and not our own
It’s a good thing we talk a lot about being flexible during the Boot Camp training. Our plan for day 1 in the jungle was to get to know the people in the village by organizing a kid’s outreach and maybe clearing off some property. God’s plan was that we join them in their big day of catching fish. Yes, fish. In a river. With our bare hands.
We helped to build a make shift dam that would keep the fish in one area. Then we watched as they put something in the water to temporarily sedate the fish a bit. Then we joined in the sport of catching fish…lots of fish. There were nets, spears, and bare hands going wild as we helped to accomplish the day’s task of fishing…village style.
What a great day! God’s plan was so much better than ours. Day 1 in the jungle village opened the door to relationship quicker than anything we could have planned. Now we can go forward planting seeds of the gospel to a people who might trust us a bit more because we became learners and let them teach us something their way first.
Keep praying…we are humbled as God leads!