As we turned into the dirt driveway, the deep ruts caused the little vans tires to spin and groan in protest.
I stepped on the gas and it kicked up the driveway, bouncing along, then slowing to a stop in front of a small home.
Outside the home, stood a very robust man in blue boxers.
I had to hold back a giggle as I saw a big blue smurf decorating the front.
Obviously this man had a sense of humor about himself to be walking about in smurfs.
Seth stepped out of the car first and spoke to him, then the man called out to his wife that we were here.
Seth turned to wave me in and I started to unbuckle Josiah from his car seat.
The woman stepped outside with a big smile on her face, coming to help me inside, fussing at their dog hidden underneath the porch steps, growling low in his throat.
As we walked into her home, she waved me to the couch and we started to talk.
Immediately I felt completely at ease with her.
She was just one of those type of people that was the definition of comfort.
We talked for a little while about her grandchildren, two girls the age of 5 and 8.
These girls were the reason she wanted the bible story books.
She then looked us in the eye, "Now are you Christians?"
We assured her that we most definitely were, and that we loved Jesus very much. Especially because we would never have chosen this career if not.
She smiled and asked how literature work was, showing a genuine interest in our lives. We told her a bit about it and laughed about the previous day of how a little elderly lady slammed the door in our face. Completely opposite of how this woman had been.
It reminded me of a verse in the Bible, Hebrews 13:2, about showing hospitality to strangers, never knowing who you could possibly be entertaining.
These two women taught me the keen difference between how we should be and how we shouldn't be to other as Christians.
Finishing the paperwork, she walked outside with us.
Seth opened the back hatch, handing her a few free books, then asking if it was okay that we prayed before we left.
As usual, we asked if there was any special prayer requests. Her request was simple but beautiful to me.
Her family, of course, and also help to not stray from Gods love, as she felt like she had been doing.
Amen..do not all of us have this exact problem.
We become so consumed with our life that we forget who is most important..God.
As we bowed out heads to pray, she reached her hands out to hold ours.
There was such a calming peace that came over us as we bowed our heads, the mountain breeze rustling in the stillness.
I could feel Gods presence at that exact moment.
We then hugged goodbye and drove away.
We have had doors slammed in our face and other episodes, but this woman and others is what makes it all worthwhile to do Gods work.
There is a great harvest out there..are you ready to come help bring them in?