Recently, Dave was able to take a trip
with our Pastor and Pup and Lydia Cotton
and Lauren from South Australia,
to East Timor to help out the missionaries
Chris and Margie Smith, with some building work.
In all the madness of wedding preparation
and Dave arriving home a week before the wedding,
I somehow forgot to post some photos of his trip.
I was unable to go because of the wedding,
but I'm hoping to take a trip in the near future
to help finish up some of the projects with Dave.
It was a great blessing to those who went
and also to the Smiths.
A lot of building work was able to get done
despite the container that held a lot of the building
materials, not being released before they left.
They all worked some very hard and very long days
but the blessings outnumbered the sore backs.
God is working in East Timor and there
are many souls in need of a Saviour.
They all came back refreshed and encouraged
that they could be a blessing to others
and excited at what God is doing in East Timor.
Drinking Iced Tea and eating chocolate cake
on the beach in Dili with a family from the church
There is a lot of spiritual blindness in this country
and so many souls that need to hear
Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying,
Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?
Then said I, Here am I; send me.
Oh that we would all have a heart to see
others saved and a desire to reach out to
our neighbour and to the ends of the earth
for the furtherance of the gospel.
Then saith he unto his disciples,
The harvest truly is plenteous,
but the labourers are few;
Speaking from experience,
visiting a mission field with your family
is one of the greatest blessings you will every
experience and will change your view of
missions for ever.