These last four months we’ve been very involved in so many projects in our office. I have been trying to do my best, working very hard [for this special] weekend. But I am not ashamed to tell you that inside I’ve felt empty. Even though I have experienced the Lord in my life, I felt I was about to fall into a deep depression.
I didn’t want to plan the activities, I didn’t want to see people, I wasn’t happy with myself or with what I was doing. I felt empty and dry. Many times I thought of how the Lord had told Ezekiel, “Look at these bones! They’re dry, just like your people. But I can make them live!” I knew that’s what I needed.
So, when I was given the opportunity to attend this weekend, not just help prepare it, I had a serious talk with the Lord. “I want to go, but don’t send me back home empty.” And He has answered my prayer abundantly. I am overflowing with thankfulness to God for what I hae learned, for what this time has meant to me.
–A MENAU Field Staff Member