Due to the lack of internet last week and leaving my phone charger in Trinidad, I could not update the blog till now! There are many many things to share about Philip's experience during his first mission trip to Trinidad. One of the most profound, I feel, was the opportunity to share his testimony over the radio. At the last minute, another opportunity opened up to share on a secular radio station that same evening.
We first went to 98.1, a Christian station, where I shared in brief his testimony. The interviewers were 'overwhelmed' with the fact that medical opinions were to abort this baby, yet we took a stand to carry the pregnancy to term. Philip shared with them that his goal in life was to go and tell the world about Jesus. He wants to be a missionary, like his dad. :) Then he started quoting Mark 16:15 and saying this was in obedience to Jesus' command. You should have seen the looks on our faces. Stan, Alvin, Pastor Libin were all with mouths open. We did not 'prep' Philip with any words. Praise God for the answer to prayer, "God will put His words in my mouth." Philip then sang the song, 'He knows my name."
One of the interviewers is legally blind, and he began crying during the song. It was just a beautiful time of reflection on God, and on His power. Our God is faithful.
Though 2010 was a very difficult and painful year for us as a family, I have to praise God for his faithfulness. Alvin's reminder and encouragement during the radio interview to the people for the year 2011 was to 'Stay in prayer.' I know in looking back to last year, prayer was our only solace and comfort. Prayer is when burdens change shoulders.
I encourage you also to keep your eyes on Jesus, and stay in prayer. Prayer changes things!!