As I sit here trying to think of what to write as a final journal entry our first ever MISSION 5IVE.14 team trip, I can't help myself from simply singing a Song of Praise to God for every ounce of every single detail that went into and came out of this adventure.
Never in my wildest dreams could I have come up with the stories and the experiences our that our team shared together. It literally gives me goosebumps as I sit back and recall it all. Then to see the thread of God's Love, Faithfulness and Grace intertwined throughout everything we saw, heard, did, said and received is nothing short of amazing!
Psalm 145 - A Psalm of Praise of David
I will exalt You, my God the King; I will praise Your name forever and ever.
Every day I will praise you and extol Your name forever and ever.
Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; His greatness no one can fathom.
One generation will commend Your works to another; they will tell of Your mighty acts.
They will speak of the glorious splendor of Your majesty, and I will meditate on Your wonderful works.
They will tell the power of Your awesome works, and I will proclaim Your great deeds.
They will celebrate Your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of Your righteousness.
The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love.
The Lord is good to all; He has compassion on all He has made.
All You have made will praise You; O Lord; Your saints will extol You.
They will tell of the glory of Your kingdom and speak of Your might.
So that all men may know of Your mighty acts and the glorious splendor of Your Kingdom.
Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations.
The Lord is faithful to all His Promises and loving toward all He has made.
The Lord upholds all those who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down.
The eyes of all look to You, and You give them their food at the proper time.
You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing.
The Lord is righteous in all His ways and loving toward all He has made.
The Lord is near to all who call on Him, to all who call on Him in truth.
He fulfills the desires of of those who fear Him; He hears their cry and saves them.
The Lord watches over all who love Him, but all the wicked He will destroy.
My mouth will speak in praise of the Lord.
Let every creature praise His Holy name forever and ever.
Thank you Jesus for blessing us with immeasurably more that we could have ever dreamed of on this adventure. Thank you for this abundant life. Without you we are nothing and I can honestly say, "It is well. It is well. It is well with my soul."
In His Love & Grace,
El Salvador - Nov 2016