She had a vessel of oil. And in faith she did what she was told and went out and collected vases and cups and bowls and jars from her neighbors and God multiplied that oil to fill every single one of them. And when she filled the last of the jars, the oil ran out.
I am still without a home, but have been welcomed into the house of a Christian lady, Patricia, who is faithful and trusts God with all that she has. She has cooked meals for us and each night after dinner, we pray together before bed. Hah, she joked about it being the "tower of Babel," because we use what Spanish we know and she uses the English she knows. It's a beautiful beautiful thing.
Staci and Patricia singing after lunch on the first day that we met =)
We've been able to experience God's faithfulness in many ways lately this week. Staci and I met with a family that we met on the sidewalk one day while we were reading our Bibles. Her and our daughters had us for coffee and tea and shared stories about what God was doing in our lives. We prayed together and left feeling blessed and like we had made some new friends.
On the way to move in to Patricia's we talked to our taxi driver who at the end of our ride said that we had helped him understand things about God that he had been questioning. He has been angry at God and had thanked us for the long overdue heart conversation that we had with him.
The last couple of days we have been walking all over downtown trying to find realtors so that we can start viewing apartments. Tomorrow we have two appointments set up. Also, Patricia found out that a friend of hers from her church is renting a "large house" in the center that we are hoping to see sometime this week. We know that God will provide and we are hoping that we will see a place and know that it is the one we should stay in!
Until then, Staci and I are figuring out the bus system so that we can get into the center. Today was our first day. I found what I hoped to be the right line, and God worked out the rest. We didn't know where the stop was, we had to walk across this field and lo and behold, we look to our left and the bus is sitting there. The bus driver had to go to the bathroom so it was just.. waiting for us! Ha!
God is so good.