My Jesus is so good to His word. He is always faithful to fulfill His promises. All of them. no matter how big or how small. Every single promise that He gives you, He will be faithful to fulfill them in His perfect timing.
I have been back in Tete for just over two weeks now. I still can’t believe I’m here! It feels like I never left, but at the same time it feels like I have been gone forever. The reunion with my boys was the sweetest thing ever. They are all so happy that “Tia Brooke” is back with them and that I’m staying for a long time this time.
I’m beyond blessed that I get to bring bread rolls, butter, and juice to them every single morning to have breakfast with them on the streets. Then we talk about what happened the night before, how they slept in their tiny shed with a little sheet and mosquitoes everywhere. My favorite part of breakfast time is when we share a bible verse with them and talk about it, dance and sing together in a big circle, and pray together at the end as a family and bless each other. I’d say that’s a pretty good way to start the day. :) One of my other favorite things is when we get to take one or two of the boys with us as we walk around the city and shop. It’s such an amazing time to talk and get to know each other as well as learn more portuguese from them. They love it as well because they get to guard and protect me and Ms. Linda as we walk around the city. Their hearts are so beautiful and protective. Jesus seriously blessed me with incredible brothers all around the world.
The afternoons are another beautiful time with the boys. Usually we just bring them lunch in the afternoon and spend a few minutes hanging out with them and then leave, but sometimes we stay and cook with them. Like yesterday we went to the dump where they cook sometimes and we sat with them as they cooked their xima, fish, and matapa. They cook in tin cans over a small fire that they start by burning wood, trash, and plastic. They are truly amazing and such survivors.
My portuguese is coming along very well. I’m actually shocked at how much I’ve been able to speak. Jesus definitely downloaded it to me! I’ve been able to communicate really well with the boys and I’ve learned everything from them. I still have a long way to go and a lot more to learn, that’s for sure, but for right now, I’m doing pretty well. :)
Papa has been so faithful to me since I’ve been back. He promised that He would take care of me and that He wouldn’t let anything else happen to me and that I would see Him in everything that I see. It’s so true, I see Him in so many people’s faces throughout the day. He is constantly reminding me that He is with me and watching me and carrying me.
I’m still trusting and believing for the rest of His promises to be fulfilled as well. I know this is where I am supposed to be for this year and I have no doubt about that. The enemy has tried to plant lies in me and give me bad dreams and scare me but I know that this is where Jesus wants me for right now so I don’t need to have fear and Jesus is so much bigger than any spiritual or physical attack from the enemy.
Thank you so much to everyone who’s been praying for me as I’ve been transitioning back to this life and culture. I could definitely use the prayers and joy. :) The fire and promise is still burning in my heart super big and bright, pray that it doesn’t ever burn out.