I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me.
On Saturday when we got up to start our day, it was raining and had been raining since 10:00 pm the night before. That made the road muddy and wet. We had three places to go and one car. The mule we use sometimes was broken down, so we headed to Esangalo with supplies to unload. We were going to drop it off at the church and then go to the medical center to open it up for the day. When we got to the church, the car was smoking and had a frozen pully, so it was down. We walked the rest of the way to the center.
When we got back to the church, they were trying to start the fires to cook, but it was still raining. The wood was wet, and it was outside. We walked on to the cottages to meet the choir that needed their stuff carried to the school for practice. The only vehicle available was a pickup. That would mean that all their stuff would get wet. Before we loaded the pickup, one of the vans pulled up, so that was solved.
When we arrived back to the church, it was still raining, but they had the fires going to cook the beans and posho. There still weren't very many kids there. This was around 10:30, and it usually starts at 9:00. At that time we walked on to the medical center to lock it up for the day. When we got to the medical center, they had one more patient to see. As we waited we could see children begining to walk towards Esangalo. When we got back to the church, there still weren't many children there, but everyone kept going as if the church was full.
When the rain cleared to a light drizzle, you could see them coming on the road. They kept coming, and the number was around 1800 hungry children. They got the Word spoken to them and a meal. If the people that work with Esangalo had said, "It's raining. There won't be any children to show up." Or "The wood is wet and will not burn." Or "You can't cook outside in the rain." 1800 children would have missed the Word for that day, and some that week and maybe the only meal for that day or for several days.
God blessed those that were determined to do His work with around 1800 children fed in the rain. Isn't God good?