With just a couple days until project, I am getting excited! ALSO, I have been reading in the book of Acts this week and reflecting. The Holy Spirit is the major being at work in Acts. I think it is amazing how much the early church depended on the Spirit so much, and how it could speak to them. I know for a fact that the Spirit is still at work as much as ever in our lives today, but it isn’t identified by many. Through Acts, I have been shown God’s heart for all people, when even the Gentiles were being saved, and soon outnumbered the Jews. In Acts 10, Peter told the Gentiles who sent for him, “You yourselves know that it is unlawful for a Jew to associate with or visit a Gentile; but God has shown me that I should not call anyone profane or unclean.”
I have also learned this week that God is sovereign, and I praise him for it. On Sunday night we played an awesomely fun game of hide-and-go-seek tag, consisting of the 4-wheeler and the newer ranger that we haven’t played much on before. We started playing around dusk, and soon it was dark. Dad and I were in the ranger when it tipped on its side (‘cuz we were going fast and having fun), which was a bit of a surprise. Mom and the sisters came running. “Are you okay?” she asked us. “I’m fine,” I said, hanging by my seatbelt (which I am so glad was there). But Dad said that his finger was hurt. Fast-forward to today (Tuesday). Dad ended up breaking two fingers, requiring surgery to insert pins and stitch up the lacerations and now has a cast for six weeks (that can’t get wet, so I won’t even miss all that much of jet-skiing this summer?) and I, for one, am pretty sore, with bruising showing up where my seatbelt was. All I can say is: it could have been SO much worse. So I praise God that it wasn’t.
Meanwhile, I am gathering and putting in my suitcase. I have been asked a few times, so here is my summer address: (feel free to snail mail me)
Summer in the City
2224 W. Kilbourn Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
I will have my cell phone, but there is another phone number for there, as well: (414) 344-1457. I will also be checking my email when I can, and of course, this blog.
This is the last blog BEFORE project, I’ll update when I’m THERE! Thank you all for your prayers. And specific requests right now just include a quick recovery for my dad and the aching to go away for me so I can go ahead and have tons of fun when I’m there. That and the consistent praying for all those who will be on Project with me and all those who we’ll encounter, that the Holy Spirit be with us all and that we’ll grow like crazy in our faith.
Smiling (as usual!), Anna