I had some unexpected medical issues to take care of in Seattle just after Christmas and arrived back in Bali on the 29th of January.
I was accompanied by my new pacemaker portable monitor.... which can send it's readings from Bali to a receiving station in San Francisco, where technicians can make any necessary adjustments to my pacemaker through a Wi-Fi connection. Amazing technology, huh?
If you've been following A Heart For Children, then you are aware of my missionary exploits over the last 15 years. I do, in many peoples eye, practice the love and hospitality of a disciple of Christ. Most of the time our News Letters are a report of what we have done, who we have helped and what we are doing in service for others. However, it is my relationship with God that is most important to the success of AHFC's Ministries. I need His wisdom and direction ... if applied His way, the devotion to a cause and service to others is assured. Sometimes I fail at this.
Having had a few weeks away from Bali, I took the time to pray and rebuild my relationship with God. I'd like to share some of the results of those meditative moments with you.
I do not need more things. What I do need is more of God's love in me.... which forces out and triumphs over the selfish desires within me.
I need to continually renew my relationship with God, so that I can draw upon the love and direction He puts into me....and not rely upon my own sympathies, prejudices and feelings, least I misrepresent His loving ways.
With all the distractions of life, it take a concentrated effort to keep the commitment to continue along the path that God has laid before me.. That path is an unpredictable journey of Faith, Trust and Hope, which leads to where the Love of God resides. Therein lies my comfort and purpose.
All of us at AHFC thank you for your prayers, your well wishes and your faithful support of our Orphanage, Medical, Educational, Basic Needs and Widows Ministries here in Bali, Indonesia.
May God Bless You All
|Christmas Eve at our home in North Bali|
|Our kiddos making Christmas Gift Bags for children in remote villages|
|Tati with some of the recipients of the Christmas Gift Bags|