Today was our first day of VBS, which was amazing! There were about 200 kids from different orphanages, all ready to dance, sing, and learn about Jesus. We taught them a few American songs, a bible verse, and did a skit of David and Goliath. By the way, if you’ve never seen Pastor Linn around a bunch of kids, you haven’t lived. He must have been an awesome youth pastor. The kids had a blast, and it was arguably the most uplifting experience on the trip. They have no parents, no home, no traditional family to speak of, but Jesus is their father, and that’s all they need. After VBS, we went into 2 remote villages to dedicate wells that Cornerstone had paid for. These villages had no access to clean water, and we were able to christen the wells that would provide life-saving water. We also prayed for the wells (which are built in front of churches planted by Harvest India) that they would be a source of living water as well.
At the end of the day, we were absolutely exhausted. The pace has been non-stop, and we were all feeling it. We learned that we had an incredible opportunity to see one of Harvest India’s crusades, and a handful of us jumped at the opportunity. We traveled to a rice field, where they had set up a stage and sound system. 10,000 people had gathered to hear the gospel, and we were honored to hear Suresh preach his heart out. That night, thousands were saved and healed. Pain disappeared, wounds were healed, and all the Glory went to God. I have never experienced anything like that before. When Suresh prayed for healing, he wasn’t hoping for it, he was absolutely believing it would happen. God is big, bigger than I can even understand, and my faith has been stretched tonight in a mighty way. There is a huge party in heaven tonight for thousands of Gods children who found their way home. I am so honored and blessed to have been witness to God’s awesome power.
Thank you so much all who sent us, are praying for us, or following us on the trip. We love you all so much.