Pictured to the left is a Christian man and his family whom we visited on our first hike. I told him I wanted a picture with him so I could share his request for prayer with my church back home. He told us to pray that his people would be delivered from their Alcoholism. He informed us that most of the poverty we would see is due to men who drink everything they make while leaving their families starving and hopeless. I would say that his life is a testimony that a man who walks with the Lord and abstains from being a drunkard can provide for his family. His family eats, his children are clothed, and they have a roof over their head.
As we continued hiking, I saw houses where God was not present, and I saw houses where he was present, and it became very evident to me that the promises of God stand firm. Exodus 20:5-6 says “You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand [generations] of those who love me and keep my commandments.”
Below is an example of this verse in action. This picture is of a wonderful mama I had the privilege of meeting. She is very old and has been blessed with a long life (life expectancy here is around 50 years). Not only this, but because she chose to follow Jesus Christ, her daughter was raised in the Lord, and now her daughter knows the Lord, married wisely, and has children whom all respect her and are being raised in Christ. It is awesome to see generational blessings in action. This family may be poor, but there is much love, joy and peace in their lives.