Wednesday Aug 1...this is our day.
We wake up. No power. No water. No electricity. No way to do our hair, brush our teeth, and its cold enough to see your breath in our room. We walk onto a platform none the less to speak to 500 women to also share the platform with another woman who spoke on her husband who had been thrown in jail by President Mugabe. Immediately after the meeting we are rushed to go and minister at the hospital with Dr. Reed, having no time to stop for lunch. We go to pray for a man in the ER, his name was Meshack. He had been hit on the highway on days prior and was considered a vegetable at this point. I can only thank God that I never had to see my sons...Colleen and I hold on to each other praying speaking health to his bones. Then we went to see a man who had puss around his heart because he was eating chicken, swallowed the bone, and the bone went through his air pipe and stuck his heart. His name was Leonard. We prayed a mighty word that God would rise him up out of that bed!! We are running through the hospital, as our time there is limited. We go to the lecture hall where there would be doctors. We were not expecting many, but the hall was almost full! God really gave me a word to rise them up and encourage them in the midst of desperation, desire to flee this country. There was a German doctor who got saved!!! All the doctors came down to receive prayer. These doctors are so open because of the heart of Dr. Reed. From there we went to the childrens ward. There were so many babies there to greet us, to sing to us. One girl had a tumor in her head that was growing out of her eye. The hospital does not have enough supplies to fully bandage her wound as we could see full well the tumor weeping out. They had cancer, eye problems, skin disease. But each one stood and sang to us, brought me out a beautiful cake and flowers. They all stood and received the Spirit. Truly incredible. We wanted to stay all afternoon and just be with them, love on them. But hours had passed already and it was time for our next appointment. We were to go and be with Miss J. She has a beautiful spirit. A true gift of teaching with such kindness and gentleness. She was excited to tell us that in January she will start teaching at the Church's school with a brand new ciriculum. Brand new to the whole country!! She believes it will change the way the students learn and grasp onto wisdom and knowledge. Before we knew it our precious driver had arrived to fetch us and take us back home to pack everything by candlelight since the power was still out!! We had one hour...By this time we had only been able to eat a couple slices of pizza on the run. when God is your source of strength you dont seem to think much on food during a day like this. One hour goes by quickly when you are packing! We were off to the boys home, St. Josephs to see Luke and all the other boys that we love so much. Taps lead worship and the spirit of God came like a river. The whole room filled as we all sang, and the boys linked arm in arm and praised God with all their hearts. God gave me a word to give them, like the victims of the Holocaust, the jews they are zimbabweans being rised up strong and mighty to take over like the Jews have now. The hearts of these young men, who dont even know the word mother and father, here they are praising the Lord with everything. So emotional for us. The day comes to a close and we drop in bed God ordained this day and we would not have had it any other way. It was a day that will be in our hearts forever. Much Love Pastor Cindi