Talk about stepping out of my comfort zone! We attended the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church this morning for Sunday mass. I won’t go into great detail, but basically, it was just very, very different being in a place where they appear to worship the same God, but really do not. We did not participate except when we could follow along. We observed and it was fascinating to compare notes in the restaurant afterwards. The Father/Priest/Pastor (not real sure what to call him….) read Scripture and one of the verses he read was the one where Jesus says to look up and see that the fields are white unto harvest. I felt the Holy Spirit tug at my heart and say, “Lisa – look up now! See? The fields are white. Now, go.” They keep telling us here that if you can’t love the people here in America, you won’t be able to love the ones overseas. If you can’t attend a service of the religion of the country you’re going to and feel love for the people here, you won’t there. I’m not perfect, but I know I’m called to love these people and share the love of Christ with them, using whatever means possible. I just wish standing up, interrupting the service, and preaching the Gospel right then and there would’ve been appropriate, but alas, that probably would’ve been unproductive.
We’re gearing up for another week and I did not realize how tiring this was until we slept in until 9am yesterday and today and I took a nap this afternoon. This is definitely mentally tiring! So, if you could keep us in your prayers, that’d be wonderful. I know some of you are friends with others that we’re attending classes with – keep them in your prayers as well. It’s hard to remain focused and retain all this information that’s going to be so vital to our future ministries.
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