We may be repeating some of this but we think it needs to repeated ok!
We all understand that God works in such mysterious ways that we as humans cannot understand and many times we do not even recognize that He is at work in our lives. Missionaries, despite some comments to the contrary are no different most times. A good example of this happened recently when a combined team from Mosaic Church in Alabama and a combined Stonebridge-Cornerstone Church visited Guatemala.
We had enough medicine on hand to do a medical clinic and did not want to travel too far away from our Church having planed a lot of activities there. So the question was where do we go? During the days of prayer seeking God’s direction, Elizabeth on one of her many forays into Guatemala, met a woman who at one time lived close to our Ministry house. During their conversation the question was asked if we still did medical clinics, yes we do as a matter of fact we are looking for a new village to do one next week. The woman caught Elizabeth by surprise when she said how about our village where there are many needs. Knowing where this lady lived, Elizabeth with surprised expression on her face said there is no village there, Oh! Yes there is came the reply. Well off we went to see it. Surprise no more than 5 minutes from our home, but down a mountain side that runs off of the main highway that leads to Antigua. Well we began to walk down and we mean down and down we only got half way and turned back the rest of the way was straight down. The community had a community hall there on the highway and we decided to set up the clinic there. We had no idea of how many people we would see, they came out of the wood work, and it took us two days to see everybody. Each person was prayed for by our Church pastor Gerson who traveled with us.
The village is called Las Canyas, because the road down to Antigua is called the canyon.
One story we must tell is of a very eldery lady who came in just covered all over with some kind of tropical infection or bites, just tears of itching and pain, living with that condition for months. We came up with a combination of two creams, an anti-bacterial and anti-fungal as we began to apply the creams she began to shout out thank you Jesus and told the person who was attending her that God was going to bless him for the rest of his life as she immediately began to feel relief. Praise God for sending that lady to us and that Him for giving us the spiritual wisdom to come up with the right medicine to treat her.
Sincerely in Christ
Tom, Elizabeth and Cheryl Leigh Allan