Peru Mission Trip Day 2-Cont

August 6, 2006 at 10:47 pm (Missions, My ramblings, Peru)

Day 2
Nancy Cole Women’s Shelter in La Victoria
This area is also not very safe and in one the poorest neighborhoods. Pastor Lilian, who has a heart for these women and runs the shelter, does not want to leave the area. She wants to stay and minister to the local women there. An Assembly of God church is blessing them by coming in November to build them a 3 story building. It’s amazing what the church can accomplish when we let the Lord lead us.
When we arrived, they were having their worship service. To walk into this room and hear them praising the Lord was one of the most moving experiences of my life. I have never felt God’s presence more than at that moment and it was almost too overwhelming for my heart to take. To watch these women praise God in spite of their circumstances and to trust Him with their hearts encouraged me so much. Many of them come from some type of abusive background, rape and incest are very common. The picture with the baby is of one of our team members, Linda, holding the result of one of these horrific acts. He belongs to a 15 year old girl who was raped by her own father. I could not even imagine what this young lady must have felt as she felt this innocent child growing inside of her. Regardless of the event that occured, this beautiful baby’s real father is our Heavenly Father. We were able to pray with her and encourage her and she knows that the Lord has an incredible plan and purpose for her life. She is one of the most courageous women, if you can call her that, that I know.
We also prayed over each and every woman there and it was amazing. As we prayed, I felt like I was in the very throne room of God Almighty.

Philippians 4:6
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”


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