God is the Master Planner (Isaiah 25:1) and is ALWAYS at work in our lives. Sometimes He gives us a peek, reminding us that He cares about every detail...and whoa, how exciting it is to see!!!
Recently, each of us "Burkina Babes" was charged to write a 5 minute testimony that we would share with the women in Africa. This requires a lot of streamlining, editing and rehearsing; which all pays off when the tears come flooding down, washing away with them any train of thought! You all know what I'm talking about...I know I'm not the only one (wink). Well, I'm preparing to share this snippet while in Africa but God didn't want to wait until then....
After our last team meeting we wanted to get a group pic and tried to get to the group meeting on the other side of the accordion style room divider to request a volunteer photographer. After failed attempts to enter through the divider, then through the sliding door that would lead around, we decided to go out toward the church lobby in hopes of finding someone available. Note: I would not have exited this route otherwise. We came across two women and began a conversation that revealed one woman in search of a room to rent as she had recently been released from prison, where she became a Christian, and was trying to get back on track. That conversation led to them coming to my house to look at renting our guest room...or, at least that's what I thought.
(skipping ahead) We ended up talking about her story which led to me sharing my "5-minute testimony" which couldn't have been more applicable to her situation. (goose bumps) The rental situation didn't work out for her needs, so, it seems that God just wanted us to meet and chat a bit. All I can say is, praise God for alternate exits and divine intervention!
"Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have." 1 Peter 3:15