Today is another day of study and preparation. Tomorrow we will go to Simferopol Baptist Church (about a 45 minute drive), Jeff will visit his good friend Bob Van Sant, the pastor, and I will be with his wife Judy and lead a class for young girls. Bob and Judy began the church for the deaf in Simferopol about 10 years ago. If you are interested in their history you can read about them here: http://bobandjudy.net/
I will make bracelets with the girls, but more importantly than that, I will talk to them about the Savior and all he has done for us. As the girls work to create something beautiful, I will speak to them of the beauty of God and how he gave us touches of beauty on earth as a foretaste of heaven. He put the love of beauty in our feminine hearts because he is the original author of all that is beautiful. And in expressing that beauty it is the Spirit's purpose that we use it to demonstrate our love for those around us. We do this by how we care for those God has brought into our lives, by how we keep our homes and by how we share His spirit with others. You see I am not talking about physical beauty in one's body, but of course, dressing neatly is part of showing honor to the Father and to one another. It really is all about God's beauty and glorifying Him.
Our Saturday begins with your Friday night, if you are in America, so when you go to bed please say a prayer for us. We need the Spirit's lifting to do anything of value at all.
Grace to you. Psalm 37:23-24 The steps of the godly are directed by the Lord. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will not fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand.