The Blessings on the Other Side

This month I had an invitation to attend a women’s conference on the South Coast.  I was excited about the opportunity and looked forward to the time of worship and the guest speakers.  As the day approached to leave for the conference, I became concerned because hurricane Tomas was headed our way.  I spoke with another lady I was traveling with and we at one point canceled the trip.  Finally, we both decided God was calling us to go no matter the weather.

Chantz dropped me at the bus station and I was headed to San Pedro, headed toward the storm.  The five plus hour drive started off pleasantly with light rain.   Half way there, the a/c stopped working on the bus and the rain was pouring down.  The bus was extremely stuffy and there were people on the bus turning a little green.  I started praying!  We finally made it into Santo Domingo, the Capital City, and the streets were flooded.  Water was coming into the bus and cars were stalled everywhere.  I prayed harder!

As the bus pulled into the station in Santo Domingo, a missionary friend was there to pick us up.  I was so glad to see him.  He loaded us up and drove us the rest of the trip.  We saw gigantic waves and trees falling over.  It was very exciting, but I know that God had us going through all of this for a reason.

Once we made it to the conference, I knew why God had brought us there.  Even though it was raining, the Church building was full of women.   This really means something because Dominicans do not like to get wet!  These ladies were hungry for God’s word.  The speaker was Liz Curtis Higgs, the author of “Bad Girls of the Bible”.  She was a wonderful speaker and shared her life and testimony with these women.  The missionary putting on the conference, works with women at risk, and to see these women respond was overwhelming.

womens-conferenceAt the end of this wonderful day, many ladies made decisions to accept Christ and many others were on their hands and knees praying and crying out to Him.  I was so moved as we all prayed together and for each other.  I am so thankful that God called me to go.  I would have traveled through much worse to get there and this made me think about my life.  Sometimes God calls us to go into difficult and scary situations and we think it is just too much.  We miss out on the blessing on the other side of the storm.  I will now pray for the storms so that I can witness the blessings on the other side.

– Renee


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One Response to “The Blessings on the Other Side”

  1. Matthew Says:

    I love y’all stories & testimony of God in your lives. We can’t wait to see y’all this month.

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