June 10, 2010
Yesterday afte teaching Matt and I were getting a tour of the church. We were walking around on the 3rd floor looking at where the English speaking service meets. As we walked by a window I looked down and saw these grass huts by a river. I asked the pastor what is that? He said those are the slums. I asked why they build their huts so close to the river. About that time, he opened the window and this horrible odor came sweeping in the church that smelled like an open sewer. The pastor told me that is not a river, it is where the sewer flows.
I began to ask a ton of questions: why do they live there? Why do they let their kids play out there? He told us the government gives them apartments but they rent out their apartments and live there because they can live next to the sewer for free.
I asked, “why do they do this? Is it because they are the low part of the caste system?” The pastor said no, it is because they need Jesus and they need to let the Holy Spirit change their thinking. This is where generations without Jesus being taught a false religion leads you.
If not for the grace of God I could be there, living in a hut next to a sewer without Jesus.
So today if you know Jesus thank him for saving you and giving you an abundant life. And remember we are blessed to be a blessing.