We have in the church in Lakeview a group of young people who really want to help their friends and classmates come out of the “low expectations” of their generation. These "low expectations" have come to define what many of the teens call their life. We really hope to begin something they can give themselves to and will be used to bring purpose to their lives. They have already started a buzz among their friends that something different is going to happen this month. Please pray that the One who loves them the most, give us creative ideas to get them started.
George is excited and knows that something wonderful is about to happen because of the opposition he is experiencing. Two weeks ago amongst other nefarious things happening, some bandits came over the wall where George and Nelly live to steal three tires, the tire jack, and the battery from our van. They also stole the neighbors tires as well, (sorry about that). Two weeks before that happened, the engine in the van went out. So we fully expect that we are going to have a wonderful time, full of things that make our adversary depressed. Amy Carmichael knew about such things when she wrote…
“The measure of the enemy’s activity is in direct proportion to the measure of God’s working. We take it as a sign of encouragement, however hindering it might be. Satan would not trouble to fight if he saw nothing worth attacking; he does not seem to mind the spread of head knowledge of doctrine or even a cordial appreciation of it. Often we hear people say how excellent the gospel is and how they never worship idols anymore. Sometimes even a heathen mother will make her child repeat a bible verse to you, and the father will tell him bible stories; …. All this goes on most peacefully; there is not the slightest stir, till something happens to show the people that that the doctrine is just not a creed, but contains living power…and then and only then, will there be opposition.” (Amy Carmichael 1903 from the book … “Things the way they Are” P. 27)