children? She spoke passionately about the need to reach children during these years of growth, rescue them from the abuses of the world, root them in Christ, and release them to great opportunities! She shared about how they are the powerful "agents of transformation".
Before she spoke, I gave a mini concert! They were such a gracious audience. It was an incredible pleasure meeting these church leaders and project workers, hearing some of their stories and seeing the incredible passion in their hearts for the mission they carry out every day. Some of them have had such pain and challenges in their own lives, but are stunning overcomers by the grace and joy of the Lord. I feel so privileged to get glimmers of their stories, their deep journeys, and to see the way in which God has used their pain for glory, their ashes for beauty, their dry bones for new life...
It's been so much fun singing two brand new songs here- "Like a Star" and "Healed". I hope and pray for the chance to record these in the near future, because they seem to really speak to individuals in audiences...
One of the treats tonight was meeting two beautiful LDP students. I got a chance to chat with Jonalynn for a while (in the photo with me). What a heart she has! She's studying accounting at the local university, in her 2nd year. She's still waiting for a sponsor, and I am praying God brings her one! This young woman shines like a star, for sure, blessing those around her and blessing her Heavenly Father!
I'm having so much fun with the girls. Charmaine has joined our team here in Butuan- she took the bus with Raf early this morning. Charmaine is one of the LDP grads in Davao, who now is back serving at her Compassion project, where she grew up! I got to hear a song today, which she wrote for her sponsor when he and his family visited last year. It was amazing! She's a talented songwriter with a rich, powerful voice. I hope she keeps creating music and using this gift! She has a contagious smile and is such a servant leader.
Time for me to say goodnight...we've had an adventurous evening, post-concert...never a dull moment! Tomorrow we go to a gig at a school bright and early in the morning, then to Caraga State University later in the day!
Peace and Love,