Guatemala Bound x 2!

The Lord has Blessed me…well, let me say He ALWAYS blesses me, but this has been a special shower of blessings.

As you all are well aware, a large piece of my heart is in Guatemala and I have literally ached because I have not been able to go since last March. Well, the Lord has heard my cry and is allowing me to go TWICE this year!! Isn’t He awesome???

The first trip will be from June 25-July 5. I just got word of this trip this week! I will be going with the local leaders as their translator. The team, which will arrive a few days later, will be doing a mini-VBS and mini-medical clinic.

The second trip which I had signed up for will be from October 21-28. This will be an Encouragement and Evangelism trip. The cost of this trip will be approximately $1,500. If you feel led to do so, I would be extremely grateful for your financial support towards the October trip. We all know that whenever we are on the path the Lord has for us, the enemy attacks, but we serve a MUCH GREATER God, so in addition to your financial support, I covet your prayers during the next few months!

Donations can be made out to Thomasville Baptist Church and can be either be mailed to me or directly to the church. If you send it to the church, please include a note that specifies it is for Jennifer Sanabria’s trip to Guatemala, October 21-28, 2014.

Jennifer Sanabria
656 Old Hwy 5 N
Thomasville, AL 36784

or

Thomasville Baptist Church
210 Wilson Ave.
Thomasville, AL 36784

P.S. If you are wondering where Jake will be during my trips, he will stay here in Thomasville with some friends. He is very active in the theater team (both in school and community) and he is also part of the sound/technical team at church, so he will be well occupied! 🙂

Worm, Take Heart

Do not be afraid, O worm, Jacob…I will make you into a threshing sledge,
new and sharp, with many teeth.
(Isaiah 41:14-15)

Could any two things be in greater contrast than a worm and a threshing tool with sharp teeth? A worm is delicate and is easily bruised by a stone or crushed beneath a passing wheel. Yet a threshing tool with sharp teeth can cut through rock and not be broken, leaving its mark upon the rock. and almighty God can convert one into the other. He can take and individual or a nation, who has all the weakness of a worm, and through the energizing work of His own Spirit, endow that person or nation with strength enough to make a profound mark upon the history of their time.

Therefore a “worm” may take heart. almighty God can make us stronger thank our circumstances and can turn each situation to our goo. in God’s strength we can make them all pay tribute to our soul. we can take the darkest disappointment, break it open, and discover a precious jewel of grace inside. when God gives us as an iron plowshare cuts through the hardest soil. As He said in the above verse, “I will make you…” Will He not do it? John Henry Jowett

Christ is building His kingdom with the broken things of earth. People desire only the strong, successful, victorious, and unbroken things in life to build their kingdom, but God is the God of the unsuccessful — the God of those who have failed. Heaven is being filled with earth’s broken lives, and there is no “bruised reed” (Isa. 42:3) that Christ cannot take and restore to glorious place of blessing and beauty. He can take a life crushed by pain and sorrow and make it a harp whose music will be a total praise. He can lift earth’s saddest failure up to heaven’s glory. J.R. Miller

“Follow Me, and I will make you…”
Make you speak My words with power,
Make you vessels of My mercy,
Make you helpful every hour.

“Follow Me, and I will make you…”
Make you what cannot be —
Make you loving, trustful, godly,
Make you even just like Me.

L.S.P.

– Streams in the Desert