Rain Rain & more rain has been the pattern of our week! It has been raining for 10 days. However, in the midst of the rain & schools being shut down, God still had a plan and places for us to go. Tyler began this morning with our devotions before we headed out to the radio. While at the radio, Tonya & Richard shared their testimonies followed by the Tate’s. Terry, Tyler, Jordan & Tabor sang “This is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it.” This song’s message rang true in our hearts throughout the day.
We were able to visit two villages today despite the flooding. It was quite an adventure! We first visited Pascuala. It truly was a miracle to see the difference in this village from two years ago. Many houses have been built and established. Please continue to pray for a man named Michael, who we shared with once again, but has not yet surrendered to Christ. His family and wife are believers. We were also able to give out gifts to the children and share the gospel message through the wordless book.
This afternoon we traveled through the flooding waters to the Village of El Platanal. The village had lost all of their crops due to all the flooding from the rain. We were able to treat the sick with a doctor and nurse today. There were many sick children with respiratory issues. It has been a blessing to have 3 nurses on our team as well. We were able to cook Nica stew for about 300 people today. The people were hungry and pressing in as bowls were handed out. Today we saw the truth of God’s word in Matthew 25:35, “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me.”
It was reiterated once again, “What if the missionaries hadn’t come today?” Many would be going to bed hungry. Many would not have heard the gospel message. We would not have seen God provide for these precious faces if we hadn’t gone.
As you finish reading this Nica news, remember, “You were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.” Galations 5:13.
Dr and Mrs. Donald M Gillette
Because We Care Ministries, Inc.
P.O. Box 21806
Roanoke, VA. 24018