We had prepared to be flexible, so we could fit into the school's schedule and needs. But it was still chaotic. Though we have been communicating with the school and making plans for months, plans can change at even the last moment, and we found ourselves going with a whole new plan.
This sort of situation can affect people differently, but it did seem confusing and maybe stressful to most of the team. However, we were flexible and did our best in the situation.
It can be easy to think about all the things that went wrong, but it's important to know that God is in those situations where things might not have gone well.
God says in Joshua 1:5 "No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you."
And even when things are left with an uncertainty about if that devotional thought was received or if the lesson made sense to the students, "we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose." This is true even in times of chaos and discouragement.
Wednesday was the second day at Holy Cross. We were doing more teaching in classrooms, and it seemed to go better according to our expectations. We won't know for sure how yesterday was received, but I hope and pray that God uses our efforts to bless, encourage, and teach the students and staff at Holy Cross to love Him and grow in their relationship with The Lord.
Please pray for the team as we continue to work with Holy Cross and interact with the kids and staff there, that we could be a blessing, share God's grace, and build friendships for the future. Also continue to pray for various meetings with people of San Pedro, as team members share the vision and heart of Sound of Hope.
We saw a potential housing/ministry property today as well, and are seeking wisdom and discernment about what thi place could be for Sound of Hope in the coming year. Thank you for your prayers!