October 29-30, 2014: Rainy Friendly

By November 15, 2014Uncategorized

….It was a rainy morning when we woke up in our tents and we had no choice but to pack in the rain. Our tents got pretty wet and it was a bit of a frustration, but we realized that it was not as bad as we thought it was and turned our focus to God to give us the joy and strength in him. He is bigger than the rain and our circumstances. So we journeyed through the rain throughout the day. It was on and off with the rain, some here, some there, some in the air. It was quite a wet day but also a very beautiful one as well. Along the road we came across a section where on both sides of the road were pecan trees. Some nuts had fallen on the ground so we snacked on some while walking. It was an unexpected treat! We passed a lot of marsh/swampy areas that were really cool to see. Eventually we came across a gas station/restaurant and a cheap motel across the street. So we ate and went to the motel for the night…

….The next morning was sunny, it always is after a storm! God is faithful. We walked to the church that was holding a package for us. On the road we ran into some really awesome Christians who were from England. They told us if we are ever in England, we would have a place to stay. A few more blocks down we came across the church, called Friendly Chapel and they sure were friendly! They let us stay in their little apartment for guests at the church, it had a shower and two bedrooms. Donna, the church’s secretary gave us the mail package, towels, and shampoo for the shower. Later they were having a trunk or treat for the community. They gave candy out for the kids and food. All the children were dressed up for halloween and running around. The church fed us dinner and one of the men, Rob, cooked us some fried catfish. We also helped Rob set up for a men’s breakfast meeting for tomorrow morning at the church. We set up chairs and tables. Rob had a lot of insight and an amazing testimony of how he came out of drug addictions, cheating, stealing, being homeless, lying and he eventually found Jesus in the midst of it all. He then was completely changed and the pastor of Friendly Chapel gave him a position as a deacon. He has been serving ever since! It was amazing seeing this church’s impacted on the North Little Rock community and the church’s deep heart to serve the needy…

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