Monday, June 1, 2009

Is this funny or not?

One of the guys in our group just asked this question. Is it wrong to think this is kind of funny?

What is "this" you wonder.

20 missionaries
2 vans and a trailer
6 1/2 hour road trip
week 10 of Outreach and Mobile Team

So we broke down as we were traveling along the Interstate. As the van was being fixed, we were able to eat a nice lunch and utilize the free wi-fi internet at the restaurant. It was not too long a wait and we were headed on the road again. Ned told Ben we needed to get gas so we drove across the street to fill up before hitting the road. Great idea except the van broke down again! We can still see the garage! The mechanic gets the van started to drive over to the garage only to have it break down in the middle of the intersection. AHHH!!

So is it wrong to think "this" is kind of funny?

No, it is not wrong!! Laugh at life! Ask God what the next assignment is. Obviously, we are still supposed to be here. We have found out that the waiter proclaims Jesus Christ as his personal savior. Although, he also said he was mormon?? Not sure about that but he proclaims with his own words that Jesus is the only way to get to heaven.
As we walked back into the restaurant, the staff greeted us and the waiter said, "Well, I guess God has a reason for you to stay here a bit."

So we sit with Bibles, journals, debriefing questionaires, laptops, cell phones and ipods waiting. Giving our lives and our minds and thoughts to Jesus Christ our Lord of Lords! Asking what's next God! We are waiting, being obedient to God regardless of if it seems totally outrageous and radical to the rest of the world!!

So ask yourself: Is this funny or not? Maybe not funny but how is your attitude? Have you given your current situation to God? Trust Him to give you a divine appointment today even if it means breaking down and hanging out at some strange restaurant in Hattiesburg, MS!!

Blessings to all~

Update from the Walkers

Greetings from Hattiesburg, Mississippi!!

Why are the Walkers in Hattiesburg, MS you ask? Well the van broke down. We are traveling on Mobile Team with a 15 passenger van pulling a trailer and a minivan. The 15 passenger decided to stop running.. Jaymaseeki!! (Praise the Lord!) We were able to pull over safely and the van has been towed to Hattiesburg. We are currently having a nice lunch at Sweet Peppers Deli while we wait and they have free wi-fi!! God is good!!

Just wanted to share some of what we were able to do in New Orleans.

We were able to go on some prayer walks down on Bourbon Street and thru the French Quarter. We did some evangelizing as well. God allowed Ned and I to meet and encourage a Christian shop keeper who was so excited to know that there were people walking and praying for the city. Prayer moves the Heavenly's even if we do not see in our eyesight what is happening.

Cornerstone Christian Church along with Pastor Jimmy and Frances Autry were amazing hosts for the days we were there. They hosted a special Youth Service on Saturday night and we shared at church on Sunday morning.

We did not have a huge turn-out numbers-wise at the Youth Service but it was such an encouragement to the church and to the youth. God allowed me the privilege of praying with a young man as he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior for the first time. What an honor it is to be used by God! I was so amazed to be given the opportunity to preach during the Sunday morning service. I spoke on being part of the body and how God was using us, an "ordinary" family to serve Him. Each member of our family shared for a moment on an experience in India.

My encouragement to you all is to allow God to push you out of your comfort zone and allow Him to use you for His glory. If you allow Him, He will definitely use you and who knows where you will end up!! Heaven knows I never dreamed I would be preaching in New Orleans!!

Blessings All~
Debbie, Ned and family

Walker Family

Walker Family
Samantha, Ned, Jesse, Debbie & Hannah

What are the Walkers doing right now?

We are moving!!

The last week of August, our family will be moving long-term to Santiago, Dominican Republic. We will be working with YWAM Santiago and the Martin Family! We are super excited about this transition. But also praying for wisdom as we figure out visa's, residency, what to do with our things, etc...

As always, we are praying that the Lord will use us wherever we are!

Lord, help us not to miss the things you have prepared for us to do!