Not Alone - Cassy Holbrook

Peru was nothing like I thought it would be. I’m not sure what I was expecting but I certainly wasn’t expecting to feel so at ease. Maybe that’s just a result of my personality, but throughout the whole trip–even though we had to spend an unexpected night on a very hard wood floor because our ride into Nueva Bella fell through and Randy ended up stuck without us in that same village on our way back to civilization because of rain–I knew that whatever was happening was exactly the way God had planned it. I wondered if this was how it felt to be called: to have peace in very new circumstances. Whether that’s the case, I’m not sure. What I do know is that while I was in Nueva Bella I could see how much the people wanted to learn. They didn’t want just stories–they wanted deep teaching.

On my team’s last day in Nueva Bella everyone was saying their thank-yous. I’ll never forget what Alfredo, one of the association’s leaders, said. He thanked us for coming and asked that we pray for more workers to come. Of course, I thought, you guys are the workers! You’re ready to go and teach others! But then, in almost the same breath, I realized that wasn’t what he meant. To them, our three days of humble teaching was like a conference with thousands of attendees for us. They need to hear fresh insights and different ways of saying things just like we do. They need believers they don’t know to remind them that they’re not alone. It was a humbling realization and I can’t wait to go back and be that fresh spark for them again!

*Cassy served with Randy White on an Adventure with a Purpose in Peru.