19 August 2008

pRaYeR rOoM LaUnChEd...


We launched the prayer room on Sunday at 9pm... it has been amazing... I haven't been having much time to stop and write but I hope after this week I'll have some days for that... Meanwhile I just wanted to post some pictures and give thanks to God for all that is already happening...Me, Ton and Marcia spent some days "transforming" the class room into a cosy place of prayer... I love doing that... I don't know what it is...
but it just feels good to prepare an environment for people to be in the presence of God... finding intimacy... finding rest... finding freedom... finding Joy... finding GOD...being touched by God's Love and led by His Spirit to pray...

we were praying before that people would get involved... and it was amazing to see a bunch (more than 10 I guess) of old ladies arriving at the school door at 5pm, ready to come in the prayer room... I could just smile , but I had to say that it would start only at 9... they went to have a look of course..."Oh, it's so beautiful", they commented... :-)



At 9 we came, me and Ton, while the others were on their way walking... and there they were, the same old ladies, and some more, waiting already...we went up, I explain the idea of the prayer room and read the things we wrote as most of them cannot read nor write... they were sharing with me before how they would love to know how to read, but unfortunately on those times they didn't really had opportunities to study... with 7 years they were already working in the fields...

I asked them to sing the "Our Father in Heaven..." as they sing at mass, and that's how we started, then I made a prayer and just sat on the floor with the guitar and worshipped... I closed my eyes and couldn't dare to open them anymore... I just felt lots of people coming in and out... I felt the room was getting full... around 11pm I stood from my place to drink some water...the old people were still there, there were younger people, children... I could see the peace and amazement in people's faces... some people came to me saying how they liked it and giving thanks...

I thank God, cuz only He could make it happen the way it happen... it was a beautiful beginning... Ton said next day that there were probably more than 100 people who came by...the Mayor came as well and sat in front of the wall where all the paints are...he made a heart and wrote "PAZ e AMOR" (peace and love)... so sweet !!!
Now it's the 3rd night and I'm here alone... my heart is filled with thanksgiving and joy... many more people arrived today and the walls of the room are getting filled with beautiful prayers from many open hearts...
It's been also nice to be downstairs at the door as people come in and ask about the room... I've been having really cool conversations with people I never spoke before...
well, I could share many more things that already happen, but I'll write more latter...I'm ready to be alone with God again...
God is here in this place !!! and not only here, but His Spirit is flowing out :-)...

5 comments:

Spence Farmer said...

I love that preperation time too. It is a very special thing to get to do. I have been praying for you this week and will keep doing so. Rest in Him beautiful one. Blessings

Whitney said...

Oh Baba!! I'm so glad everything's going so well!! I was praying for you.
It makes me so happy to hear that the old ladies and so many other people came and are really enjoying the prayer room!
Be blessed.
Love,
Whitney

lisa said...

I love it, I love it, I love it.

And I miss you so much it hurts.

Anonymous said...

Hi Barbara and friends,

When you put God's light higher, He open more doors of the village for you.
Keep being tools of God there...

Mário

Clemens said...

Hello there - all you at the land!
I'll keep on praying and am happy with you about that what is happening these days:) Clemens/ Leipzig