How Great Thou Art
O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder
consider all the works thy hand hath made,
I see the stars, I hear the mighty thunder,
thy power throughout the universe displayed:
Then sings my soul, my Saviour God; to thee,
How great thou art, how great thou art!
Sunday we went to Tinian Baptist Church’s worship service and we were incredibly blessed. First, the service lasted from 10:00 am until 1 pm! I realized very quickly that we have so much to learn from the Navajo people. We live in a culture that has a hard time listening to anything for more than 5 minutes, and here they are going at it for 3 hours! Not only that, many of them walked to the Church from a considerable distance. Pastor Andrew pointed out that one of the older men walked over a mile to Church from his new home (which our Church helped provide in December!) every single Sunday. One of the most moving parts of the service was when they sang How Great Thou Art in Navajo. We were able to sing along in English while they sang in Navajo, the mixing of words and tongues was such a beautiful taste of heaven!
During the second part of the service, they had some of their members (and even our Bro. Mike) share testimonies. It was so incredible to hear how God was using physical things like the hogans we are building to bring about spiritual renewal throughout the Church. One man could only muster to say, “Thank you” because he now has a home.
One young couple that we are building a house for this week is currently living in the back of their car. I was so deeply moved by their story because they have a newborn boy, and just watching this father with his baby throughout the service, I couldn’t imagine the shame that a father would feel in not being able to provide his wife and son a home, and now he can. Praise God!
That’s all I have time for now, we’re heading out for breakfast and then we’ll be putting on a soccer sports camp at one of the VBS sites (the kids we told about it yesterday were so excited). Thank you so much for your prayers, they are deeply appreciated!