Wednesday, August 6, 2008

War of Words

I want to thank my two brothers for their input to my blog about my recent trip to Kuwait. It seems that the war of words began with the thought should I have gone or stayed home. This was a difficult trip for me however it was worth any small sacrifice I had to make. Any time I go on a trip like this I have to ask myself why go. So I make a list of pros and cons.

1. I have already been gone three weeks in June and two more for this trip in July is a lot of time
away from family.
2. Long plane trip. Not good for my back.
3. Kuwait is HOT.
4. Kuwait is not the most beautiful place to visit.
5. Kuwaitis not friendly
6. Kuwait is HOT.
7. Kuwait has sandstorms
8. Kuwaitis drive CRAZY.
9. Kuwait is HOT.
10. Strange food but this turned out good.

1. A chance to minister to people in need.
2. A chance to visit with a friend.
3. Experience a different culture.

So it looks like the cons out weigh the pros. But there in one more variable that comes into play. That is God. I know that going to Kuwait is something that God would have me do to share Him with others. You may say you can share God right here in he good ole USA and you would be right. However I know that God used me last year to start a ministry to the run away maids there in Kuwait and going back this year was to continue ministering to them. So in my book God out weighs all cons. As long as I am doing what He asks of me I can never go wrong.

So Ron you it may seem foolish of me to go but sometimes we need to do some things that just don’t make sense. The Bible says it this way:

1 Cor 1:27
But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong;

2 Cor 11:16-17
I repeat, let no one think me foolish. But even if you do, accept me as a fool, so that I too may boast a little. 17 What I am saying with this boastful confidence, I say not with the Lord's authority but as a fool.

1 Peter 2:15
For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people.

So Ron and Shay you guys have made me laugh and Shay you have tried to help me make our little misguided brother see the light that sometimes we go even when it doesn’t make sense to others. Ron is just too fragile to understand that there is more to life than what makes sense to him. One man’s foolish whim is another man’s great adventure. It is amazing to see what God has in store for him who steps outside his comfort zone.

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Friday, August 1, 2008

Videos Are Up

Well after being home for two weeks I have finally uploaded most of the videos from my Kuwait adventures. I still have one to put up that I took on a run one morning.
The video at the Fillipino Embassy shows the ladies singing and receiving the goodys we brought. To help you understand the gemtleman in a white shirt and tie is Pastor Martin. He is questions the ladies after I preached on forgiveness to see if they understood my sermon. He asked them what should they do about thier employers who have raped them, beaten them, kept their money and their passport. You don't get to hear the whole group shout at on time "forgive them." But one lady stands up and shares for the group.
We then had a sweet time to pray with each one of the maids.
We also had a great time at the Chinese Church where my battery went dead. It may not sound like sweet singing on the video but it was in that room that day.
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