So Saturday I decided to go for a run which the only time we are allowed to run is between 5am and 6am before most of the Haitians get up because we can;t be seen without wearing our skirts. That would be disrespectful. Anyways, it was a nice run. I havent had time since Ive been here to get to bed on time to wake up that early so it was great. I ran for about thirty minutes at a nice pace and I was drenched by the time I got done haha it is incredibly humid here!
After that, I showered and went back to bed until about 9am. It was nice to be able to relax which is what I did all Saturday. They had nothing for me to do so I decided to start a new book since I finished Forgotten God on Friday night. So, I began to read Heaven is for Real. It is an incredible book and I encourage all of you to read it if you get the chance. It's about a little boys journey to Heaven when he almost died at the age of three. The story is excellent and lines up with everything the bible says. It's not unheard of that people have journeyed to Heaven to meet Jesus and then are sent back to live out the rest of their lives here on earth. But this story is one that really grabbed a hold of my heart. I knew the story would be astounding, but I was very skeptical at first because I don't tend to believe stuff like this happens now a days. I really have to be convinced that it can be unquestionably backed up by the bible and this one was. The one thing I walked away loving the most about this book was how real it put into persepective out relationship with Jesus and the Holy Spirit. I was just astounded by how much I guess I didn't know or grasp before reading this story and really hearing what the bible had to say about it. This book just showed me how much Jesus is there and listening. It brought to life the reality of talking to Jesus like hes my friend because he is there and he is always listening and wanting me to talk to him. I found myself yearning to talk to Jesus while I was reading this book. Just amazing. I have never found myself drawn so near to God before and I LOVED this feeling that was welling up inside me Saturday as I read. I found myself putting down the book constantly crying out, "Abba, Father, I love you and I yearn to be closer to you and know you deeper." It was great and a very encouraging book!
Sorry to rant about that, I find that I have quite a bit of free time, so I have been able to read a lot lately. I can guarantee I'll plug a book everytime I update haha unless I hate it then I'll probably bash a book here and there lol.
Anyways, Sunday was great! I went to church in the morning which was in Creol and I didnt understand a thing haha. After church, we went to a restaurant with a balcony seating and an oean view. It was beautiful! Something you would see in the states on the beaches of Florida or something. I took pictures. Then, around 3pm I went to an English service where I re-met Joab (a guy who translated for me and the team last summer). He didn't remember me at first but then it clicked and we caught up. He was excited I decided to stay longer this time. He said I need to learn creol. I think he's right. The english service was really good. An out of town speaker came in and talked over the passage in Phillipians 2:1-11. I'd go into detail about it, but I dont really have time. It was basically about how Jesus has a name greater than any other name, but he came down here abnd blended in among the people so that we could know him personally, or something like that :) It was good.
So today, I only have a couple minutes to type this out so hopefully you can track with me. I was playing soccer with some kids at recess and afterwards, we all came in and I was about to start storytime when Marc Allen goes, "Miss Renee." "Yeah" "Youre not very good at soccer" "Haha I know MArc Allen, but I had fun." "WE did too, but can you be on the other team next time?" "Sure :)" It was so cute and innocent the way he said it. There was no way I could be offended by that haha and honestly, compared to them, I am awful at soccer.
There's more, but I'm out of time. I'll update later. Thanks for reading. I miss everyone at home! Please pray that I can have a good nights rest tonight. Last night we had awful storms and I didnt sleep well at all. Thanks you!