It was raining all day but we have agreed to hold Bible study on Sunday evening.
The meeting was set at 5:30 PM but this could be dusk or dark in winter time and with the cold and rain, one could be easily persuaded to postpone going to Donahue Road, Temuka.
Our commitment to minister to families living in dairy farms far from places of worship overpowers the dissuading weather situation.
Jewel had to stay with Jadyn who’s not feeling well. They’re supposed to hold singing and story time and later, Jadyn will play with the kids while the adults meet.
I was ready to go when the friend who agreed to take me there arrived at 4:50 PM. I’m glad he agreed to go with me, in fact, he’s happy to take part in the ministry.
We were finally on our way. The home is 30 kilometers away, approximately a 30-minute drive.
Imagine if you’re a migrant living in a home where your nearest neighbour is five minutes away, you can’t help feeling lonely for sure.
Working in the farm could keep a worker busy all day but in the quiet and stillness of the evening, a family could feel the isolation.
In our Bible study, we shared our life verses and how they apply in our lives. Our study dwelt on Matthew 6:25-34. We shared ideas and testimonies of how God provides and takes care of everything. Then we had prayer time.
The host family expressed how the session refreshed their faith. We were glad we were able to push through with the Bible study and fellowship.
It was 7:15 PM when we baded good-bye and good night to the family. The rain hadn’t stop.
The light from the door way illuminated our way to the car. Otherwise, everything was pitch black.
I thank the Lord God for His travelling mercies. Most of all for giving us the opportunity to serve His people.
Photo Credit: Christine Comon; Ross Waugh