Wednesday, October 10, 2012

So much to say....

There is an expression in Spanish, El silencio otorga, which means, "your silence says it all."  I know it's been awhile since I've posted, and it's not because there is nothing to say, but because there is so much to say, I feel like I can't say anything at all.

My friends in the slums are opening up their lives to me.  Sometimes I feel like the stories I hear belong on a Jerry Springer Show- but it's a reality for mothers and children.  I feel like I can't share publicly what they share with me in private.  I don't even know how to begin describing some of the situations I've been in throughout these past few weeks.

So here on my blog, I've been silent.  With so much say, while having nothing to say at the same time.

The good news, is that Jesus is bringing healing to families.  God is using me to give food to those who don't have food.  Kids are doing better in school than ever.  The ministry is growing, refocusing, and creating new strategies to get families in church and connect them to a local body of believers.

It's all been good.  And I'm learning how to balance everything; how to update those who support the missionary work I do without exploiting the people I work with.  To tell the stories that impact my heart without losing the trust of the people who the stories are about.

Thanks for being patient with me as I'm figuring out how to this- what to say, what to share, etc.  And when it's silent here, when I have nothing to share, know that el silencio ortorga. 


Melissa Talbot said...

Amen, Karen. Know that you are being prayed for and loved for the work that you carry out each day for the kingdom!

Leslie said...

Goodness, this brought tears to my eyes, especially knowing a lot of what you've been through in the past few weeks and the stories you are carrying in your heart.

Anonymous said...

We've never met, but I thank God for you and the work you and those you work with are doing. Be at peace about what you do or don't put on your blog. To be honest, the paragraph you wrote that began with "The good news is" is more than enough. Praise God for what is going on there! You and your ministry are in my prayers.