This weekend we visited La Quesera, a village outside Ciudad Darío. The road was an adventure to say the least, but well worth it. When the rocky road ended, an inhabited location opened up at the foot of a cliff. Before taking off, I had read Jesus’ parable of the heart’s different soils to receive the message of the kingdom of heaven. Reaching the place we realized a lot of the houses were empty due to the villagers being out, harvesting beans. But those who were at home received us with great joy, asked for prayer and demanded that we soon would come back.
To serve God together with young people is a privilege I will never stop marveling at. It is a true pleasure to work with the students in the Mission’s School, extending the kingdom of God. Their zeal and passion inspire me to believe in true change and great achievements.
Back to the parable, it is one thing to try to determine where it is appropriate to scatter one’s seeds – but how do you actually do to cultivate your own heart’s soil? How do I keep my heart open to God? There are probably a thousand answers to such questions, but something I’ve learned to maintain the heart soft is the need to surround myself with the right company: God himself, people with a passion for God and people in need of God. This weekend I was in very good company.