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    God has everything aligned perfectly

    March 12, 2018 Daniel Kesseler

    Daniel Kesseler

    We are currently four days into our expedition, obviously differences from back home are expected; although I cant say I’m missing it yet. The weather is often dry and hot, which makes every cold breeze and water break that much more enjoyable. I’ve really started to feel how our views of good and bad are merely points of view or opinion; God has everything aligned perfectly in the bigger picture that we cannot yet see. Ex: The heat, the pain or the hard work may all be seen as negative in the common eye, but because of it, the relief or healing is much more rewarding. The contrast is often used by God, the way that our sin and the bad we go through exposes our difference from him, and why we can Praise his perfection that much more. In the bigger picture all we go through is for our own Good when we choose to open our hearts.

    I personally love the labor that comes my way, every shovel of mixed dirt and rock, every wheelbarrow full of sweat and blood and every piece of clothing that becomes ragged and dirty contain the building blocks to my ever growing maturity, I enjoy it because God has shown me the bigger picture of Working for his Glory, but more importantly, I have felt him calling out to me for the Work he wants me to do for the people. Reaching out to people for me can be difficult, not so much because of any language barriers, actions speak louder than words, but sometimes because of insecurities; feeling of my clothing not looking good enough or predominantly skin-impurities and such that make me shy away from socializing confidently. I know now that God is making me realize that those things won’t matter to others as mush as they do to me, and that stepping out of my comfort zone brings greater opportunities. Labor is comfortable to me although talking isn’t always. Today I started talking in Spanish to a friendly worker here who is knowledgeable in English and helped me with many Spanish words, trying to step out to chat with him opened up his mind to me as well and how it is easy for us to make conversation, or for me to share God’s Love, although he’s shown it more to me than Vice-Versa. Stepping-stones like this one lesson will impact me the rest of my life to missions in everyday living or anywhere God calls me to. I feel God challenging me to step out of my comfort and to be confident no matter, so that I can open up myself for others. In Peru I can do it towards teammates and new friends and family, or to all the Civilians here that we meet from day to day, but when I’m back home, I can start with everyone.

    Thank you everyone for Prayers and support, and I hope that this update on what I’m learning can demonstrate what God is starting to stir up in my heart while I’m here in Peru!

    hasta luego

    Comment

    On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, Nana & Bopa Kesseler said:

    Daniel.you can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens you. He is your Rock, your strength, your fortress and your salvation. So pleased that you are open to His leading and enjoying the work, new friends, and mission experiences. Enjoy your next 2 days in Trujillo,Peru. Our love to all the youth and leadership. Blessings. Praying for you all.

     

    On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, Nana & Bopa Kesseler said:

    Daniel.you can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens you. He is your Rock, your strength, your fortress and your salvation. So pleased that you are open to His leading and enjoying the work, new friends, and mission experiences. Enjoy your next 2 days in Trujillo,Peru. Our love to all the youth and leadership. Blessings. Praying for you all.

     

    On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, Dad said:

    Hola Amigo! So inspiring to hear how you are being stirred, shaken, and shaped for God’s purposes! Awesome to hear your heartbeat through acts of love for God and people! What an incredible place to be: transparent before God, courageously stepping out of your comfort zone in faith, trusting Him, for His glory. So proud of you son! Ciao

     

    On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, Manuela Kesseler said:

    Hey Son! I am so proud of you! :) God has clearly been preparing your heart for this trip and is continuing the good work that He has started in you. You have always been a hard-worker not shying away from a challenge and it is exciting to see you mature and grasp the "bigger picture". We can only ever reach our full potential in Christ when we dare to step out of our comfort zones. Praying for you and the whole team daily. "Do not fear", God is with you wherever you go! Seize every opportunity and give God the glory. Love you, Mom

     

    On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, April Mann said:

    Daniel, may the Lord bless you and reveal the path he wants you to take in life. Thanks for going and serving when we can’t. May the lord make you a blessing to each person you make contact with. Praying for your health, peace and joy and your positive impact on those you meet.

     

    On Tuesday, March 13, 2018, Eliza Ruth Young said:

    Daniel, so proud that you are using your Spanish. Well done. I look forward to debriefing with you about all these amazing things on your heart!

     

    On Tuesday, March 13, 2018, Bob Lehmann said:

    God is doing a great work in your heart. I love where you are in your journey with HIM. Love you Daniel. Your praying grandpa bob

     

    On Tuesday, March 13, 2018, Bob Lehmann said:

    God is doing a great work in your heart. I love where you are in your journey with HIM. Love you Daniel. Your praying grandpa bob

     

    On Monday, March 12, 2018, Mary Wright said:

    Thanks for sharing this with us, Daniel. What a great lesson to learn. May God bless you with courage to keep sharing Him with those you meet in Peru and in Canada.

     

    On Monday, March 12, 2018, Jude St. John said:

    Daniel,

    this is a truth we can build our lives on: "God has everything aligned perfectly in the bigger picture that we cannot yet see." In fact, much of our lives are a struggle to understand this and believe it. Thanks for sharing that with all of us back home.

     

    On Monday, March 12, 2018, Linda Parkhill said:

    Daniel It is great to see how God is working in your life. It is hard leaving your comfort zone. I hope the rest of your stay in Trujillo teaches you as much as three first. Enjoy your new friends and family! God bless

     

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About Trujillo, Peru

Trujillo is a city in coastal northwestern Peru and the capital of La Libertad Region. It is located on the banks of the Moche River, near its mouth at the Pacific Ocean, in the Valley of Moche.

This was a site of the great prehistoric Moche and Chimu cultures before the Inca conquest. expansion. It is the centre of the second most populous metropolitan area of Peru and most populous city of the North macroregion of the country.

Trujillo, Peru

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