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Psalm 27:10 " My father and mother may desert me, but the Lord will accept me."
If you believe in prophesy or God speaking something into your life read on...
While on a mission trip to Lima, Peru I experienced something that confirmed my life's call.
While in Peru the church that I worked with hosted a Prophecy Service. A pastor from Oceanside, California came to the church to speak words of knowledge to several members of the church. Every heart in the building was in complete surrender to God's presence. In the midst of all this I was called forward. At first I thought it was mistake until a friend of mine walked toward me and took my hand to lead me to the front. I was trembling as I knelt at the altar and prayed, "God, help me." My heart nearly pounded right out of my chest! Nervous, I guess... Then the older gentleman placed his hand on my shoulder and spoke truth to me. The pastor said to me that God has called me to those who are forgotten by everyone, the bottom of the barrel, and the lost children of God's kingdom. Those who everyone turns their head from and go the other way. I will never forget the pastors words as he spoke as a father speaking to their child. He told me that God has equipped me to go to them and speak life to them. To tell all those who are forsaken that they are worth my time...they are worth God's time. That when I speak I would inspire hope in them. The truth of the matter is that I never expected to see how much that prophecy has come to pass. Now I work for an organization (Amor Ministries) that inspires hope in the lives of many Mexican families. God has entrusted me with a ministry to the hurting children of a child abuse center and foster care facility. Truly, I'm blessed to see that God can speak life to anyone who is willing to listen.
Diana is from an orphanage in Queretaro, Mexico. This beautiful girl was abandoned by her mother and was told that she should never return. I would just hold her at times and let her cry.
This little one stole my heart. She was also in the Queretaro orphanage with her 4 older and 1 younger brothers and sisters. When I was leaving she stretched out her hands for me to pick her up. I held her close and she tucked her head on my shoulder and whispered. "Take me with you."
This family is the one who hosted us in San Miguel de Allende. There we worked with Director Victor at the orphanage that he had there. I was nearly kidnapped by all the kids because they didn't want to see me leave.
Behind a banister I did a puppet show for the kids at the San Miguel de Allende orphanage.
My little girls. I was so sick that day and still these little ones could not stay away because they were so hungry for attention. I just wished I could adopt them all!
This is awesome Lydia!!
Everything God prophesies does come to pass...i'm excited to see where God leads you next.
Glory be to God-that has no limits with us!
That's awesome to have certainty of God's call on your life. That's really cool that you ministered in Saltillo. I love that city a lot.
Right now I am working for Amor Ministries. I work mainly in Tijuana, Tecate, Rosarito and Ciudad Juarez Mexico. I have the desire to return to Peru and I pray that it's soon! :) Your blog is great. Keep blogging!!! Blessings. Look under the category "Mexico Missions".
Thank you for your comment. Did you visit Saltillo the town and work in the camp? Do you remember any of the pastors names over there? I worked there for a year so I wonder if you know that Hernandez family? (big church in Saltillo. Pastor has many kids who are active in the ministry.)
I couldn't help but see the pictures of a few years back. I currently am a missionary at Pan de Vida and many of these girls are in the classes that I teach daily (although Diana is now in Canada and we communicate through e-mail). These kids are not forgotten.
I would love to get in touch with Diana. Please let me know how I can do that.