CALLED TO SERVE AND HEALTH
Hi guys, its Messiah. This week for worshipping was totally different than usual. I couldn't sing at youth group because I got a tooth pulled (I'll explain that later) and the dentist said that I couldn't sing until Sunday. Also, I felt really sick, and had a stomach bug. Because I was sick, I didn't feel like going to youth group on Friday, or to church on Sunday. My mom knows my limits, and she always pushes me to do my best in everything that I do. I told her that I'm too sick to sing and play the guitar, when she knew I was totally able to do both. I was going let how I felt physically get in the way of my worship with God. I'm thankful for her, and I'm really going to miss her when I leave for college, as well as my brother and dad. My parents always teach me so much, and this time, they tought me to give God all that I have, even when I don't feel like it. On Sunday, I felt a tiny bit better, and I'm glad that I got to sing and worship the Lord. A lady named Paula who usually sang before I was here, has come back, and is now singing with us. I'm glad that she's back now.
A few weeks ago, I was asked to lead something that I had never led before... A Christmas choir!!! I've never done that, but I'm super excited to try. It will only be a choir of six people, but it will still be an experience. I can't wait to do it. There is going to be a play, a set, and actors. For some reason, my mom and dad always get picked for the parts Mary and Joseph, and I don't know why. It's going to be super cool, and I ask y'all to pray that I do well. If y'all could also pray that I organize my time well and get stuff done because I have a lot of ministry work. Mom said that God is using me big before I leave for college in August.
The ministry of Celebrate Recovery at the rehab, is going great. Last week, I sang "Graves Into Gardens", and they loved it. I love going there to worship, because it brings me joy to worship.
This week a guy named Alfredo graduated from the rehab, and we bought him a guitar. He loves to play the guitar, but doesn't have one of his own. When we gave it to him, he almost cried, which made me almost cry. I'm so happy that he graduated, and I hope he stays on the right track.
Picture with Alfredo...
This week, my teeth have started to talk. I started having pain in my back molar, so we made an appointment with the denist to see if it was a cavity, root canal, or whatever it was. Thank God that it was only my gums that were sore from having food stuck in it. I brush great, but I stink at flossing. One thing that I'm greatful about is that I've never had a cavity in my life. I went to the dentist at Clinica Esperanza which means Hope Clinic. This is a clinic stared by a missionary here named Peggy, who helps locals who don't have a lot of money, and also missionaries. Not only did they have to check my back molar, but my mom also pointed out my baby teeth. Some of you know that I am seventeen years old, but I still have six baby teeth!!! They said that at age seventeen, I should have no baby teeth. So, on Thursday they pulled my left K9 tooth, and this Thursday, they are going to pull three teeth from my right side, then another week, my two bottom teeth. When they numbed me, the gel and shot tasted disgusting. It was kind of like a persimmon feeling in your mouth with a horrible taste. Now for a long time, until all my teeth come in, I'm going to have to eat soft and soupified things because both of my K9's, molars, and bottom K9's will be gone. I love going to the dentist espically to get a cleaning. I get confused when people don't like to go to the dentist, because they should LOVE it. I guess if I ever get a cavity, then I'll find out why.
If y'all ever come out, you're going to love it. My favorite thing to do is hang out with the people, and make relationships. A friend came over on Saturday, and we hung out, and ate coconuts.
Picture of me and my coconut...
Now for the song of the week. The song for this week is "Another in the Fire" by Hillsong UNITED. Heres the link........
I love this song because this song talks about how God was always with us, He is with us, and will always be with us. If we believe that he is with us, then we can "see the light in the darkness as the darkness bows to him. I can hear the roar in the heavens as the space between wears thin. I can feel the guound shake beneath us as the prision walls cave in" He has all the power, and we don't have to bow to the things of this world.
Thank y'all for reading my blog, and I hope y'all enjoied it. I'll talk to y'all next week with three more teeth missing.