As we all stretched, yawned and got the kinks out of our bodies Bob read the morning devotion. We gathered our gear for the day and the team headed for the beach located about 500 yards away. This was no ordinary beach. It was a beach in El Salvador called El Playa de Cuco. I believe it means “crazy beach” — a good name to express the crazy time we had that day.
Mothers were nursing their babies and cooking meals on campfires outside the huts. Some of the men were sitting around talking.
Volleyball was fun but I started getting tired and grumpy. I left the game, sat on one of the logs and wrote in my journal.
I put my journal away and went to the 8 x2 foot log where our backpacks were resting. The one I had just thanked God for. I wanted to get candy for the kids. Suddenly I heard screaming...
|Enjoying a soda while cleaning our gear.|
Left to Right: Bob, Cherrilynn, Cheryl and Elmer
"When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze." Isaiah 43:2"
That night we had soup for dinner. It consisted of fish, crabs, shrimp and veggies. They put the entire fish in the soup so I called it “Here’s lookin' at you” soup! We showed the Jesus film outside to about 220 people. Right at the crucifixion scene the wind picked up, the rain poured down and everyone fled. The spiritual warfare was evident that night.
The next day we said our good byes and traveled back to Honduras. From there we boarded a plane home to Rhode Island.
I still have some discoloration on each shin bone. Every time I look at my legs I smile and thank God for that opportunity to meet Pablo and give him the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ.
Have the result left scars or discoloration?
My dear friend, I know it is not easy. My prayer is that you will trust God for the outcome.
He loves you.
copyright 2015 Cherrilynn Bisbano