I’ve Got The Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy…

Today I caught this tender moment with Asher, Levi, & Mme Nene.

The boys are singing in Creole – I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy, – down in my heart!


I’ve been sick the last 10 days and as a result have become very anemic and hypoglycemic. I was really too tired to go to Bible Study today but I felt like I needed to since I missed it last week. When I arrived they asked if I wanted to speak. I told them I just didn’t have the energy to stand-up- but I’d love to let them lead.

Mme Nene who is singing above with the boys led us into a 45 minute intense singing/prayer time! I love to hear the women pray and sing. I don’t see how they have the energy to do it for so long with such passion! As she wrapped up this special time – I’m thinking the service is over and it’s time to go! But after that God-Glorifying Session – she asked if anyone wanted to share a testimony of what God is doing!

Several shared but the one that really touched me was a single mother with 3 children. She comes every week. She couldn’t weigh more than 90 pounds.

She began to share – I only eat a few times a week and it has been days since my family has eaten. I don’t have a husband or anyone to help me. I search for work every day so I can support my children but I have no luck. I sleep on my brother’s porch because he doesn’t have room in his house for me and my children. My family owns nothing – only the clothes on our backs. 

Now get this – – And today I  want to give a testimony of how great my God is.  How powerful and benevolent my God is! He has not forsaken me.

She began to sing about people losing hope and going to the witch doctor to find answers. But her hope is in Jesus and He is the answer! This hungry and truly suffering little lady was standing up – singing with all her might – hands in the air!

And here I was….too tired to even stand-up….

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