As I write this I'm sniffling and sneezing. My eyes itch, my nose is running, my skin is crawling, my head feels painful and heavy - and I'm running a low grade fever. A bad case of allergies.
I certainly didn't want to go and lead our deaf women's bible study. I wanted to stay in bed. But Rita (deaf) and I have been meeting for about 5 or 6 months now and just recently we've been joined by one more deaf woman - Maragrita. So I prep lightly and head out, praying that God use me- in spite of myself.
Wouldn't you know we had two new ladies show up!
And it was tricky - out of the 4 deaf ladies there only one can read a bit. Two have had no schooling whatsoever so even their sign language vocabulary is limited. The third had been taught a type of pidgin american sign language and only knew a limited amount of mexican sign language.
As you can imagine the lesson went slowly - and I had a couple of times where I would go into defining an idea (like - who was moses, what is a Pharisee) and lose my train of thought- COMPLETELY! So again, I just pray that God was able to use me - in spite of myself.
Funny side note: I was sneezing before we started, and as soon as we closed in prayer I started sneezing agin. But all during the lesson I didn't have to use a kleenex, not once.
I hope the ladies were blessed and went away with something and I pray they did.
It's in God's hand now. I'm just thankful I didn't give in to what I wanted but went anyway.
How about praying for these ladies that attended today? Thanks.