Sleep…A Gift From God

Although we have not had our first official meeting yet, we have had a few occasions to pray with people one-on-one.   A lady from the Philippines heard about us and called for prayer on Monday night.  Then, on Tuesday, a young woman who recently lost her mother came for prayer.  She has not been able to cope with the trauma of suddenly losing her mother.  It has been a few months, but she said that she is completely unable to function.  She also has other family issues.  We encouraged her and prayed with her.  She said she could feel the presence of God.  I know that the Lord can comfort her and change her situation. 

Mukesh, a young man between the ages of 18-21 (he doesn’t know his exact age or date of birth), came over for prayer on Wednesday.  He works for the renters who live upstairs.  He is one of the young people who had been regularly coming to talk, pray and study the Bible back in September.  He hadn’t even said “hi” since our arrival.  I thought that perhaps he didn’t want to talk to me.  But, when he came, he told me that he was shy.  Even before coming on Wednesday, he had stood outside our door for approximately one hour working up the courage to come in.  He said that he had been hoping and praying that we would return.  But, because we had not returned within one month of our departure in September, he had given up hope.  We did a short Bible study and prayed together.  We have decided to meet on a daily basis.  Also, I am going to teach him how to read and write English.  Mukesh has a burning desire to “learn.”  Later that evening when Mukesh prayed on his own in his room, he had an encounter with God.  He felt God’s presence and tears began to flow for no reason.  He told me, “I took a bath in tears.”  But he said it felt good. 

On Thursday, my cousin’s son came over for prayer.  He has an important standardized MBA admission exam coming up.  He doesn’t feel prepared or qualified.  He said that countless people who are much more intelligent than him have failed the exam, even after repeated attempts.  However, he has faith that the Lord can help him.  He has seen Jesus help him on exams in the past.  We know the Lord can do it again.

I am looking forward to this weekend. 

Next week I plan on really getting down to business.  I have a book on Charitable Trusts that I will begin to read.  There is also a school in Hyderabad that I want to begin to look into as a possible model for our school.  One night this week I just woke up in the middle of the night and it dawned on me: If we want to start a school and have enrollment by next fall, we have our work cut out for us.  I know that doesn’t sound like a revelation.  For me, it was more of a realization.  I am praying the Lord will bring people into our path who have experience in this type of work and can guide us. 

Scripture for the Day:

17 Thus says the LORD of hosts: “ Consider and call for the mourning women, that they may come; And send for skillful wailing women, that they may come.  18 Let them make haste and take up a wailing for us, that our eyes may run with tears, and our eyelids gush with water.  Jeremiah 9:17-18.

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