Holy Spirit you are welcome here…

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I had not heard this praise song until last week when the Canadians introduced it to me.  This song describes perfectly the attitude of this group.  Everywhere we have gone — to our two development centers, to a three-day gospel meeting in a nearby village, “regular” worship services, a birthday party, today’s medical camp and even our day-off trip to the beach — this team from Celebration Lutheran Church, Regina, Saskatchewan has welcomed the Holy Spirit in big and small ways.  I am encouraged by their readiness to respond to whatever God asks of them.

I keep typing out examples of what’s been happening but I don’t feel my words do the situations justice. Suffice it to say God is good. Check out their blog for more details.

Here are some snaps from the past few days.

 

Nick and Phil sing a song for the mothers at our Pearly Gates Center

Nick and Phil sing a song for the mothers at our Pearly Gates Center

The team felt led to wash the feet of the 40+ pastors who had traveled from far away villages (closest was 4 hrs away some had 10 hr bus rides) to attend our pastors' conference.

The team felt led to wash the feet of the 40+ pastors who had traveled from far away villages (closest was 4 hrs away,many had 10 hr bus rides) to attend our pastors’ conference. Aside: I also was blessed to have my feet washed.

This is me standing in the Bay of Bengal.

This is me standing in the Bay of Bengal.

During the medical camp I was sometimes tasked to hold the baby so the mom could talk to the doctor in peace.

During the medical camp I was sometimes tasked to hold the baby so the mom could talk to the doctor in peace.

Our examination table for the medical camp.

Our examination table for the medical camp.

Dr. Barry interviews a young girl and Dr. Rao translates. Her mother looks on and Pastor Cam stands ready to entertain if the child gets fussy.

Dr. Barry interviews a young girl and Dr. Rao translates. Her mother looks on and Pastor Cam stands ready to entertain if the child gets fussy.

This is the scene during the intake process. We had a waiting list of 140+ people. Our one-day camp has expanded to two days.

This is the scene during the intake process. We had a waiting list of 140+ people. Our one-day camp has expanded to two days.

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  1. Great to hear of efforts in VJA. I miss seeing you and the kids. Say Hi to Konga if you see her. Nice to have a medical ministry. My “profession” not much good to the kids. Ha. Nice pictures and blog from the visiting church. My prayers and thoughts are still with you and others in VJA.
    Dave

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