Joey’s Birthday

Joey’s Birthday

I love you, O Lord, my strength.

You gave a wide wide place for my steps under me and my feet did not slip.

Psalm 18:1 and 36

Praise the Lord


Thank you God

These three phrases in hindi are the most repeated that I have heard. And what a joy that that is because we are not the focus of worship but God is. We have been to three stations so far and at each station they may sing songs that differ in tune or instrument but they are praising God for who he is! We began in the cool mountains of India, then we traveled to a hotter city, and then yesterday (May 8) we stayed in the beautiful city. As Shelby pointed out though we do not know Hindi our hearts cry out to the same God. This has been an irregular experience as I find my heart hearing truths of God flowing out to him.

Yesterday while hearing a song I could hear “Jesus is the God who pulls me up” Is this what they sang? Likely not, but we join in one accord with them singing back to God. My heart still needs to focus more on praising God for who he is, not just for what he has done for me. We are growing closer as a team, through this busy schedule.

Our teaching has become clearer each time we have spoken. Today we are heading to our fifth training to share again after we arrive into the city. Pray that we do not rely upon our flesh but only upon the spirit for we know he gives us life and peace as we set our minds on him.

We ended our day at SJ’s house where we enjoyed a great meal and shared birthday cake for Joey. Our church is so blessed to have this man of God. He has shown his ability to teach here in India. His passion for the nations has been so encouraging to us all! Pray for God to bless him.

Pray for clarity as we teach and that those who graduate will go and make disciples!

Pray that each of us will be better disciple makers when we get back to the states.

We miss you guys and can’t wait to see when we get back.


2 thoughts on “Joey’s Birthday

  1. We experienced the same thing when D. and Z. were here with us praying in Mongolian! We could understand nothing and yet we knew we were praising the same God! I hope Joey’s birthday was memorable and we look forward to hearing about it.

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