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God Is Waiting To Bless Me
In the year 2000, I went on a mission trip to Guatemala with Wycliffe Bible Translators. It was a weeklong trip where we were able to see the results of the Bible translation work in Guatemala. Before going, my friends were telling me I was going to become a missionary. I kept telling them, "No, I'm not. I'm just going to go on mission trips during the summers when school's out and I don't have to teach."
When I was in the beautiful country of Guatemala, I felt God impressing upon my heart the need for teachers in the mission field. Some families must leave the mission field because their children aren't receiving a quality education. I didn't want someone to leave the important work of sharing the good news of the Gospel just because I was unwilling to teach in the mission field. I was worried about having plumbing and electricity like I have at home.
As part of the trip we stopped at a house where a missionary family was living. It was a beautiful home very similar to what I might find in the United States. The only difference I could see was the water from the faucet wasn't drinkable, but most people have bottled water delivered to their homes. It was as if God was saying to me, "A little plumbing, Jill, that's it! You think I can't handle that?" I didn't want to live without electricity either. Most people also have electricity so that was also a question answered. I still didn't want to go to a foreign country and live away from my family and friends and all that was familiar to me.
My second to last day in Guatemala, I prayed that if God wanted me to go into the foreign mission field, He would change the desires of my heart. Our final night there, we met as a group and talked about our experiences. Almost everyone was changed as a result of the week. When I spoke, I started crying as I talked about how I believed God wanted me to teach missionary kids in a foreign country. There were missionaries there who told me that teaching in the mission field would be better than teaching in the United States.
By the time I got back home, I wanted to go teach in a foreign country. I ended up in Guatemala and actually have as students some of the kids that I met on that trip. A few weeks before leaving to come to Guatemala, I was nervous and thinking, "Should I just go to El Paso, Texas instead?" There was a mission there I could go to where I could go across the border to Mexico everyday and work there. I also had a friend in El Paso and could go home easily but decided against that since I would never know what might have been if I didn't go to Guatemala.
When I got here, there were so many blessings God had in store for me that I never even imagined or thought about. Right away, I stayed with two different families that reminded me so much of my own. They liked to play cards and board games and so did I. One of the families had kids the same ages as my nephew and nieces who liked to play outdoor games. My church family in Guatemala was a blessing to me also. They were so much like my church family at home and became my family in Guatemala. The climate was perfect, between 65 and 80 everyday of the year with very little humidity. There was fresh fruit and vegetables available inexpensively and close to where I lived as well. I
used to worry a lot before coming to Guatemala but my first year here, I remember thinking, "God was preparing a place for me in Guatemala before I even knew I was coming here and had taken care of every detail in advance. God is in control and knows exactly what He's doing, so why worry?"
I love living in Guatemala and teaching missionary kids and don't have a plan to return and teach in the United States although I can go there during the summer and at Christmastime and see my family and friends.
I have been a teacher/educator for 18 years. I am currently teaching high school math at a school for missionary kids in Guatemala.
Spirituality: Confusing or What?
For some of us, spirituality is considered a religion, and for some it is not. For some spiritualists, we still see them dealing with their spiritual belief and see them stuck between two worlds.
Thou Shalt Not Be Shallow
I have sent out hundreds of press releases for my new book entitled Hook Line and Sinker or What Has Your Church Been Teaching You, published by Publish America of Baltimore MD. It has been a great learning experience for me.
Be Still - You've Got To Be Kidding?
Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. Psalm 46:10 Be still and know that I am God.
Law and Order of the Spiritual Kind
There is no such thing as a coincidence. Albert Einstein reasoned that, "God simply does not play dice.
Relieve Me of Myself
"If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it.
GOD Loves Us All
God, what a wonderful spirit. He, is our ever present savior and helper in times of need.
Are you looking for a way to improve your accuracy as a psychic? Maybe you're just thinking it would be kind of cool if you could 'know' things before they happen. Call on the spirits to help you.
Livin On A Prayer
When I was a child, I thought as a child, and I prayed as a child. Every night I closed my eyes tightly and said the words my mother taught me:"Now I lay me down to sleep,I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
Change Your Beliefs -- Change Your Health
To many people in the Western world Metaphysical Healing is akin to voodoo, quackery, complete fantasy or lunacy. In China, Japan, India and other Eastern countries Metaphysical Healing has been the primary medical practice for thousands of years.
Living Between Two Worlds!
We are all here on this plane, thinking to ourselves "who am I and what am I doing here?" I believe this question is bouncing around in the heads of many people! Some of us then go in search of our answers by asking people whom we think know more than ourselves for help! We seek guidance from our mediums and psychics, from religions and other groups that we think we might find an answer and in most cases we are still left wondering. Have we ever stopped to question why? Have we asked ourselves why we are not convinced by the answers we get from other people?It is obvious why no one can provide you with an answer.
Life After Life - Death Is Merely a Changing Room
Since I awoke from my three month coma in August of 2004, I have been asked many times about what I remembered and experienced. After looking over my notes and speaking with my wife and some of the medical professionals involved, I decided that it might be a good idea to write a short overview of these experiences.
Talk About Purpose
What better example than Jesus' life to explain about having a life's purpose? No other example I can think of, can you?From the moment he was born--wait, hold up?BEFORE he was born, His purpose was already established. And so was yours.
Past Life: Wanting to Know Who I was in My Past Life?
Before we tread into the domain of Past Life..
Last week, I sat at my computer and watched the MSN video clip that recapped Ashley Smith's encounter with Brian Nichols. As I watched in awe, I was amazed by her amazing faith in God.
Diversity Not Assimilation
Good morning Roy, good morning Joseth. (Channelled)From time to time most of you wish that more people were like you so that you could be understood and get things accomplished your way.
The Gnostics and Essenes
THE GNOSTICS, ESSENES AND THE 'OCCULT':Throughout this book I have made reference to esoteric groups or knowledge. I have done a book called The Occult: Uses and Abuses which has twice as many words as this; but I hope this one covers enough of the issues related to the abuse of spiritual knowledge by the elites.
Understanding the Gospel of Matthew and Why it Matters - Part 5
Matthew 2:13-15 The Flight to Egypt13 Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, "Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you, for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.14 And he rose and took the child and his mother by night and departed to Egypt15 and remained there until the death of Herod.
Protective Symbols, Charms, and Totems
There is power in meanings of the old images and symbols. Below is a compendium of common symbols, charms and totems from antiquity that are thought to be useful against psychic aggression:Abracabadra: One of the oldest protective amulets, this is the word Abracabadra written in a triangular form like as below for Protection:A AB ABR ABRA ABRAC ABRACA ABRACAD ABRACADA ABRACADAB ABRACADABR ABRACADABRAOr written as follows with an enemy's name on the reverse in order to diminish their power.
While study and pursuit of the Kundalini is considered part of the 'New Age' repertoire, it's interesting to note that like most things New Age, it's roots are very ancient and actually pervade almost every part of human culture.Everyday we see symbols of the Kundalini all around us, but because few people are aware of the Kundalini and it's impact, almost no one realizes what they are seeing.
Where Do You Cast?
"Cast all your anxiety on Him for He cares for you." 1 Peter 5:7.
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