Transformational Trip [Nicaragua]

By: Joette Schoolcraft

October 22, 2015

It all started when ... I met a man by the name of Jerry Wiles who works at Living Water International. We were attending a conference together and he began telling me about sharing the Gospel through story telling and also about the Living Water International. For the next several months I could not get the conversation out of my head and I knew without a doubt that the Lord was calling me to go.

I enjoyed getting to know ... Everyone on the trip! They were all total strangers to me but by the time the trip ended, we shared our stories and became friends in Christ. I also enjoyed getting to know Kenia Lopez at Living Water. Her love for the Lord and for the people of Leon was such an encouragement to me.

Things that challenged and changed me ... Knowing that the Lord was calling me to Leon was the first step in the changes He had planned for me. Once I knew, I knew. Trusting that the Lord had His plan in place was a harder test to take. Stepping out in Faith...challenge #2! Acknowledging Him in EVERYTHING that happened in each moment...every conversation, every action, every thought and every encounter... is what transformed me. Being available to Him so that He can work THROUGH me in each of those moments is what changed me! "Christ in You" has taken on a whole new meaning for me and I will never be the same. Thank you Jesus!

I will never forget ... I will never forget how intentional the Lord was in teaching me this lesson... Make yourself available to Me always and know that I am in control.
Thank you Father for teaching your stubborn child such a valuable lesson. Please bring this lesson to my mind daily. Amen!

 

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