The video that I posted today about the Hoyts, what is so amazing about that story for me is the fathers love.
When his son couldn't run, he did for him. When he couldn't walk, his father carried him and when they crossed the waters his father pulled him safely in a boat. I am at a loss for how far the effect of this reaches in me, because I couldn't help feeling that love is the type I get from God.
The speaker at our missions conference was the type of person that you could feel the presence of God with him. But not like you would think - dynamic, awesome and mighty - but a sweet presence, loving like a proud Father and powerful.
Melo is from Bolivia. He wanted to serve God but not in a "boring" way. He asked God to give him something difficult to do, or nothing at all.
So God sent him smuggling bibles into a country where it is illegal and he could lose his life.
He went the first time with 300 bibles in 5 suitcases. Just by himself, without knowing the language, the culture, or anybody.
Because God said so.
How he got through was miraculous. How he found a pastor there was miraculous. And when he did the pastor started crying.
The group of believers had been praying for 5 years for bibles. They thought that God had forgotten them.
I was in tears, our pastor was all choked up. Several people were crying. It was amazing.
And he is speaking again tonight. "Living to die"
So . .. I'm off.