As I woke up this morning, I was looking out of our window, watching the sun rise over the mountain peaks. The steam from the Banos is rising and the sounds of the traffic is starting to pick up. On the one mountain straight out from our house, there is a lone tree on the top and then about half way down the mountain there is a line of trees. When we first moved down here to Peru, my daughter told me that she saw this as a picture. The tree that is standing on the top of the mountain is a picture of Jesus. The trees that are lined up half way down are the people of Cajamarca and they are looking up to Jesus and worshiping Him. She said these people need to learn about Jesus so they can worship Him. As I was looking out this morning I was looking at that tree remembering what my 8 year old told me months ago.
Upon returning from our 6 week visit to the states, the Lord has opened doors that only He could. A building on the main road through town was available for rent. After inquiring about it, we signed papers for a year lease. While in the states the Lord provided for us additional financial support that was almost exactly what the cost of the building was! He is so incredibly faithful. The owners are going to repair the roof at our request and as soon as the construction is done we will acquire the building. At the end of August we are hoping to start church services on Sunday mornings and then throughout the week using it to facilitate Refugio de Amor, the kids outreach.
What is God's plan here? I was reading and came across this quote from E.M. bounds,