Today, we had to take the bus to Puyupungo church. Work is being done at our house in the garage area by the owners, so we can’t get out with our car. No problem, we don’t mind the bus at all. But without our car, that means we can’t take people to church. So, our people have to walk. Delia and her children came today, walking nearly 45 minutes from their home to arrive, and did so with big smiles on their faces, happy to be in the House of the Lord; little boys Jhimi and Sam also walked almost 45 minutes to get there. We began worshipping the Lord and was about an hour or so into our service, and the Holy Ghost was moving, people praying, repenting, weeping, dancing, it was beautiful. And then walked in 3 more young people, all aged 12 or 13 years old. They had gotten out of school, and walked over an hour and were exhausted, but when they walked in the church, they did not sit down to rest, but instead began worshipping the Lord, hands held high in praise, glorifying and dancing for Jesus.
When service ended, again not having a car today, there was no way to take them all home. But they stayed around basking in the Lord’s presence with us a while longer We knew the bus would be coming in about 40 minutes, so they could go home in it. But they said they were going to walk home. I said, ‘Are you sure? You can go in the bus and we’ll pay for it.’ They said, ‘It’s ok, Hermana Susana, we like to walk.’ My heart was so humbled. They were exhausted after having already walked to church, then having a powerful service of worship and praise to the Lord today, and they had to walk 45 minutes to get back home…..and they so humbly said, ‘ We like to walk’. That is what is called love. Love for our Lord. Dedication to Him. Nothing hindered them from being in church today. I know people who won’t drive their nice cars and go to church, or who won’t go when it rains, or who won’t go when they have a simple headache, and who certainly wouldn’t come to our churches in the jungle with no air conditioners or padded pews and carpeted floors. But Delia did, her children did, Shirma did, Cris did, the other young boys did. You know why? Because they LOVE the Lord!!! So the question I pose to you today is, ‘Do you REALLY love the Lord???’