[1.] For two days in the second week of Proyecto we went to large camps that were hours away from our home base and we camped out for two nights. I was stoked to camp and not be in our room with the snoring lions (and tigers and bears... oh my). But the second we got settled into our tent someone in the tent next to ours started snoring unbelievably loud. Like a chainsaw. So Rachel and I moved our whole tent far enough away that our earplugs would block the sound. That night it rained and our tiny two man tent didn’t have a rain fly. My camera and nook and clothes were all in our tent uncovered and other people were getting rained on and having to make temporary rain flys out of clothes and stuff in the middle of the night. But glory to God, our tent did not get wet in the slightest. We were partially protected by a leafless tree and completely protected by God’s hands. He had an umbrella over us that night. It reminded me of Romans 8:28: “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” God provided a snoring bear to tell us to move our tent under the tree in order to work out a rain free night for us. He truly had us in his hands. (We then got a rain fly made out of a trash bag for the second night after a whole day of sun and a forecast of no more rain for the week. Now that is efficiency! But also, three cheers for a tent small enough that a trash bag can cover the whole tent.)
My tent-mate, Rachel.
[2.] One day I was journaling while we were driving to our second camp attempt of the night and while I was writing about the adventure every night becomes trying to get to the camps, we were pulled over for speeding. So our whole car started praying for the ticket, the officer, the situation in general, and our work that night. Our leader got out of the car to talk to the officer and ended up coming back for one of our free bibles and a kid bibles. We didn’t know what was going on but found out when he got back in the car that not only were we not getting a ticket but God had used the opportunity to bring the gospel the officer who pulled us over. He didn’t pray to accept Christ but now him and his whole family have the seed of the gospel. And to make it even more amazing the officer gave us directions to the camp we were trying to find! Only in God’s plans could being pulled over be a chance to spread His word and encourage us so much. Thanks and glory be to God! Gracia y Gloria a Dios!