319 – My Strength is in the Lord!
September 14, 1988
The Billy Graham Crusade was held for four nights in Rochester. Timmy, age 9, went once. I’m not sure if Steve or Mark went. Dan went each night and was up front as a counselor. He had gone door-to-door handing out flyers in our village and one of our neighbors on Big Tree Street got saved. Our neighbor Leslie went with me one night and went forward. I went forward with her. Oh HAPPY DAY!
Dan called Phyllis in New Jersey. She is very excited to know the dates of our visit. When we leave next week, she will be our first stop. She said the East coast has more new Japanese immigrants and the Bay Area would have second and third generation Japanese. We are trusting the Lord for direction as to where He could use us. Our goal is to live somewhere for a year or so to get experience with be-friending Japanese people and to begin learning the language.
Deuteronomy 20:3-4 Do not be fainthearted or afraid; do not panic or be terrified by them. For the Lord your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies and to give you victory.
God met me through the Word: the people and the situations that are strained are not going to overwhelm me if I will not be afraid and if I will trust Him. He will do the behind-the-scenes warfare!
There is a last-minute list of clothes that I felt we needed. It is pretty basic stuff and it seems our finances were such that we had not been able to purchase them.
The Elim Fellowship board met AND APPROVED US!! We are now part of an organization who will help us get a placement in Japan.
I asked God to speak to me plainly today:
Joshua 1, God to Georgann:
*Do meditate on the Word day and night
*Do what is in it, i.e., make it part of your life
*Results: you will be successful and prosperous
*Caution: Don’t be terrified
*Do be strong and courageous
*Don’t be discouraged
*Promise: The Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.