We have been very busy with teams since my last post in June. I do apologize for that. I know I should keep you in the loop on whats has been going on here in Otavalo.
Sometimes I do not understand why things happen the way they do, especially when I am in the midst of the situation. It is only when I have passed through it that I see that it was God shutting the door and opening another. Some of my plans were changed at the last minute and it threw me for a loop, but God knew what we needed. We had to change the location for some of our teams and God did something so Big, things that I wasn't expecting. You may remember back in March when we had a medical team here. We were in a Quichua community where the president/chief did not want us there. He went as far as climbing a tower to take down the community speaker system so that we could not announce what was going on. That week we did not see as many patients as we had hoped for. This last week was the total opposite. Not only did we see 589 people and 180 salvations, but the president/chief came to the clinic and brought his entire family. He told me thank you for coming and helping his people. He was very grateful and honored to meet me. This was a huge wall that has been torn down. The next day they came back and gave us gifts to show their appreciation.
1 This is what the Lord says to Cyrus, his anointed one, whose right hand he will empower. Before him, mighty kings will be paralyzed with fear. Their fortress gates will be opened, never to shut again. 2 This is what the Lord says:
“I will go before you, Cyrus, and level the mountains.[a] I will smash down gates of bronze and cut through bars of iron. 3 And I will give you treasures hidden in the darkness— secret riches. I will do this so you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, the one who calls you by name.
4 “And why have I called you for this work? Why did I call you by name when you did not know me? It is for the sake of Jacob my servant, Israel my chosen one. 5 I am the Lord; there is no other God. I have equipped you for battle, though you don’t even know me, 6 so all the world from east to west will know there is no other God. I am the Lord, and there is no other. 7 I create the light and make the darkness. I send good times and bad times. I, the Lord, am the one who does these things.