I have never before experienced culture shock.
I have never before been frustrated with learning a language.
I have never before knowingly been spiritually attacked.
But I cannot say that anymore.
But I tell you all this so that you can pray for me. People told me this would be hard, but I didn't realize it would be so hard this soon.
Spiritual warfare is a very real thing. We have been attacked brutally and individually and collectively by the enemy. And we are doing everything we can to cling to Jesus Christ and gain victory through his strength. But this land is Satan's territory. He has the foothold here, and does not want to give it up. And we just have to fight.
Pray for this team. Pray for us as we go through culture shock. Pray for us as we muddle our way through Spanish. Pray for us as we are attacked. It is only our second week in Peru and we are facing so many battles. Pray for unity in this team. Pray for us to draw close to God and each other. pray for the people we are ministering to and will minister to. Pray for the leadership of Extreme Nazarene. Pray for me, and my family. And thank you so much for praying!
This is my prayer tonight:
"I need Your strength to feel this weak. I need Your touch to feel my need. I need Your strong hands to carry me. Take me, bring me to my knees."