On March 28, 2014 God once again blessed me and used me to provide the lovely ladies of Choluteca, Honduras with another bible conference. A month before I delivered each lady a study guide to go by and prepared for on this beautiful day in March. I saw what the temperature was going to be for March 28. A nice cool temperature of 103 degrees. So I started praying God will provide a breeze for our day together. Well, God did exactly that. There was a very strong breeze blowing the entire day. So strong we had to hold down our studies to keep them from blowing away. Thank you God for providing us with this lovely breeze. We were to meet at 9:00 AM and start soon after all the ladies arrived. Some of the ladies came as far as an hour away on a bus and then there was some who lived very close by the church of La Ero Blanco, pastored by Pedro Martinez. He was very gracious to allow us to use the church. Before arriving this morning Pastor Pedro's daughter, Jolene was there cleaning the sanctuary and setting up the what we needed. We had all the ladies there except for three and these three lived the closest to the church. So we joked with the ladies who were late about the ones who had to come the longest distance got there first.
We started the morning with songs led by Rosita, our house keeper at the mission house. Rosita and the ladies sang "He Has Got the Whole World in His Hands" and some very familiar praise songs which are song in the Honduran churches.
We started our study on "Kindness and Goodness as Christian Women. We shared about the story of Sarah and Hagar out of Genesis. As women we always try to fix our problems instead of waiting on God to take care of us. God promised Sarah she would have a baby. Sarah married to Abraham was up in age and was not getting pregnant. So Sarah told Abraham to have a son for her by using Hagar. Well the ladies and all agreed we are always in the business of fixing everything instead of giving to the Lord to take care of in HIS timing. Sometimes God's timing is not always our timing. Thank you God for fixing all our messes when we try to be in charge. God is good all the time and all the time God is good. This was one of the stories we shared during our study.
It was a beautiful start to a beautiful day in God's word. The ladies very obviously came prepared to share the gospel together. This made my job as facilitator so easy and enjoyable.
"The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with His love. He will rejoice over you with singing."