“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you….” (Ezekiel 36:26-27, NIV)
What a Gospel message: When we come to know the Lord, we are given a heart of flesh. We are given His spirit, and he descends upon us. In this process, however, the heart of flesh becomes pulpy, and raw Our fleshy hearts are rubbed raw with wounds of sin, scars of pain, and burns of heartbreak.
Our hearts have been rubbed raw by Swaziland. We fight to believe they are not goodbyes, but rather they are “see you soon.” As we finished up homestead visits in the central part of the country today, and said goodbye to our translators, we are reminded of this fleshy heart.
One particular story stands out today: during a homestead visit, we were able to “cold call”, one of our Swazi friends was paralyzed, most likely from a stroke. After presenting her with a BGR bucket, she wanted to put the socks on her feet, but did not want to until her feet were clean. Sweet Elijah, only 15 years old, knelt down and lovingly washed the feet of this sweet Swazi woman. Not a dry eye, as you can imagine. She was blessed by his sweet testimony, and we were blessed by his Gospel heart.
- Illness. Most of the team is fighting some kind of illness, both internal and external. Pray for our health as we finish out the trip.
- Travel. We will be moving locations tomorrow in country. We are so excited, but want to stay safe during out travels!
- Revival. Tomorrow we will be hosting a revival in the North. Pray for God to move during this time, and for team member Jarred as he brings the word of God!
It’s getting bittersweet here but your encouragement and prayer continues to give us the strength and hope of the Lord. We are so thankful for each of you!
We Burn for Jesus,
The Swaziland Partnership