As a lot of you may know one of those concerns was about the orphanage. We knew that when we left for the States the assistant director, Norma, was going to retire. This orphanage is not real easy to work with or get into and the assistant director was a big reason we were able to be there. The primary director was never very open or friendly, but he went along with Norma. Therefore, we were worried we would not be able to continue ministry there. A day after we returned to Peru, we were walking past the orphanage when some of the kids saw us through the bars and came running to the gate. The guard immediately opened the gate and let the kids out to greet us. Our hearts melted. They started going on about Norma (the former assistant director) leaving. Then they also told us the director and the rest of the staff were no longer there either, we were surprised at this news. We were told that Norma, the guards, the house moms and all the kids told the new staff about us. Again, our hearts melted. We set up a time to meet with the new director a couple days later. Needless to say we were a little apprehensive. The guard took us to the new assistant director and she took us to the new director. He was very receptive and said he heard about us and that we would have no restrictions at the orphanage as long as we helped the kids feel at peace. Words can’t describe how we felt at that moment. The kids were so excited when we showed up the following Saturday for English class.
There is no doubt in our minds that if we never shared this prayer concern while in the States and had so many praying about it, the outcome would be different. The power of prayer is the most powerful weapon we have against the enemy. We covet your prayers, so please keep them coming.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.