Many of us have connected and followed Luv-Luv's story over the past several months (or for some of us, years). I've been working with him the past few days to get his plane tickets taken care of and working out some of the final details to get him to East Asia. His date to fly to East Asia is March 19th. In the midst of leaving home and going to foreign country, there are a lot of emotions, joys and struggles. In order to be able to pray for Luv-Luv, I asked him if he could write out some things that we could pray for or just to let us know how he is doing. This is what he sent me:
About moving to East Asia to serve our Father, it has been two years that my heart has been waiting. It was very clear when I heard Him say, “Wait, I want you to do something for me; so listen and wait.” Then temptation, obstacles, and barriers came. The enemy tried to take my calling and convince me to not go and stay where it is comfortable and I enjoy life. But the voice of truth very clearly said, “Wait and see how good I am. Do not give up. I have something for you.” For me, WAIT is only four letters but it is tough to do.
Father has taught me a lot of things while I have waited. I’ve had to have patience and have had tons of words that have checked and prepared myself. This week and last week I have been thinking over and over again and asked Him, “Father, do you think I can make it by myself?” I am only a Filipino in the small city and isolated area. He answered in his Word:
Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
He reminded me three times over and over again from Joshua 1:6,7,9. There is always a word from these verses to be STRONG and COURAGEOUS.
Now it is time to go. I have my visa ready and I don’t know what is ahead. I know I am not strong, but because of Him, now I can say I am strong and I do believe that He is there for me. I am just an ordinary person who grew up in a small village. I was saved by his mercy and grace, and because he saved me and he loves me, I need to OBEY his command.
“If you come to a crossroad and there is an easy road and a hard road before you, always choose the hard road because that is what Jesus did.” (By Elisabeth Elliot)
Please pray for me
Please take some time over the next couple of weeks to pray for Luv-Luv and the start of a new journey for him and all of us at Underground Coffee International.