When we arrived, we received some sad news, the pastor's sister-in-law passed away and Pastor and his wife had to leave to go to the funeral. They had to leave early today and they won't be there tomorrow at all. I love spending time with them and now it will be such a short time. But more than that, I had an idea of what this trip would look like...
I thought today we would get to go into the community and meet some families... I thought tomorrow we would do the TOMS shoes distribution... And I thought Sunday would just be a sweet day of worship and feeding many of the children from the community... I... I... I... thought... Many are the plans of a man's heart BUT God directs our paths!
Today one of the women from the church brought her young son who was so sick. He's been throwing up and diarrhea for over a week. But she didn't have the money to take him to the hospital. Do you know how much she needed for the bus ride and the hospital? 70 Rand... that's a little over $10!! $10!! Yes, she's at the hospital tonight with her son! Do you know if we had followed my plan, we would have been out in the community at a home? We would not have been where God needed S, one of our team members, to see this sick child.
I have no idea what these next two days hold... Tomorrow we will play with the children all day! And Sunday we will worship, put shoes on possibly more than 400 children and feed them. I have no idea how ALL of that will happen in the few hours that we have, but God is the author of time, so He can stretch the minutes!
I am thankful that God sees so much more of the picture than I do and that even when I think it's wrong, it's really just perfect!