God's Timing Is Perfect

This is the first blog I have written because I have been part of the wonderful UrbanPromise Honduras team for only two months. I want to share how this has been an enormous blessing for me. I had been wanting a change in my work environment for a while because I had a lot going on in my life. I felt tired and was starting to feel farther and farther from God.

The day came when God heard my requests and opened doors for a renewal in my life. A lot of times those changes don’t come the way we would like them to, but we have to remember that we are clay in the Potter’s hands and God is in control of everything. Within a few days of finding out that I had been accepted as the new administrator in UPH, my mom—a woman who had and has my full admiration—passed away. She had been sick for close to 10 years, and even lying in her bed with all of the difficulties she had, she still praised the name of God. She never asked, “Why me?” Seeing her accept God’s will for her life with so much courage and joy, and knowing that she has taken her place with our Heavenly Father, comforted me. With the loss of my mom, I felt that it was God’s time to start to transform every aspect of my life. God is in control of everything that happens in our lives, from the smallest things to the biggest; and although the situations we go through are often difficult, God tells us to hope in Him.

UrbanPromise has been like a light for me. It is one of the means God is using to change my life. It’s incredible to see the love with which all of the members of the team serve God and others. I had the opportunity to visit the after-school camps for the first time, and it was a wonderful experience. I admire the patience of the directors and leaders, as well as the effort that they put into their jobs. I enjoyed that time with the kids. It was really special for me to be able to help them with their homework, and it reminded me of my time as a student. Their gratefulness is so sincere, and they received me and said goodbye with so much affection. I feel fortunate and grateful for everything that God gives me.

Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you;therefore he will rise up to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him! Isaiah 30:18

Silvia Alvares - Administrator