Monday, September 12, 2005

Looking back...

I have been working on a DVD of the footage of the India trip and it has really kept me in the moments there. I guess in many ways I still feel like I will see those people soon. I know that may sound strange...
I was just thinking about all of the amazing things about the trip that could so easily be taken for granted. The weather! It was monsoon season, and if it had rained the women couldn't have come to see us at Rahab's Rope, but God kept the rain away until we were getting on the plane. It was amazing! Our luggage, only the heaviest pieces that were not needed for a few days didn't show up, what a blessing to not have to carry those around! Over and over God provided for us. The apartment we stayed in was a 3 bedroom, 3 bath, huge living room and dinning area. We had a cook who was used to "American stomachs" ... truly just the logistics and normally pretty basic parts of the trip were so wonderful.
I learned a lot from the women in the BforA team. There were 6 of us. Each of us was so different and yet we all had this powerful, central cord running through us and connecting us in supernatural ways. I have never in my life travelled with a group of girls for 10 days and not had some kind of girly, stupid argument. Not only did this team not have any kind of frustration with eachother, we grew and loved eachother strongly! I learned and experienced so much from each member. From Kathleen I got to experience her overflowing, boisterous, contagious passion for enjoying and loving on people. From Candice I got to experience the sweet sweet spirit of the Lamb of God that flows through her and over all others. I will never be able to get the image of Candice holding Amma's hand while she was crying as she listened to how Jesus wants to love her. From Laura I saw bravery - "raw-I will trust God through everything" bravery. Her trust of our Father was awesome. From Jane I experienced someone who has such an overflowing heart for the restoring and nuturing of women. Her approach to the entire trip was something I will never forget (one reason is that is her approach to all of life and I get to see her almost everyday :). She lays at the Masters feet and drinks in all that He wants His women to be able to experience in their life. It is truly awesome. And Teresa, I saved her for last because although each woman has left an indellible impression on my life. I would say that the largest impression was left by Teresa. I had never been able to spend such large amounts of time around someone so "Spirit led" in my life. Her life was walking in the path set before her by The King. She would pray over us every AM before we began ministering and the Spirit would provide her information to specifically pray over each person. I would have been thinking or struggling with something that I had told NO ONE but God about and as Teresa would pray she would address that and speak what God was giving her for me. I have never experienced anything like it and all I knew was that I wanted it. I didn't want to be like her, I wanted to have that kind of intimate relationship with my Creator, my Daddy. There is so much more I want to write, but will have to wait until later.... I will keep writing though...

In His Glad Service,
Amy

1 comment:

John B said...

What a wonderful trip! The Lord carries out his will in wonderful ways!!!