Vlog #2 — Musaila Community

June 18, 2022

Hello, brothers and sister and Heartdwellers family. I hope you’re enjoying the vlogs.

So upon arriving I was put in a very nice lodge for my two weeks stay in Zambia as you all have seen in the previous video. However, the Lord and St. Francis were

As a Franciscan sister, one of the vows I have taken is that of Holy Poverty which means to live a life of simplicity — living on the edge of need and taking less than is necessary and not stealing from the poor. As I looked around in my nice room with electricity, shower, a nice bed, and refrigerator, I knew this violated my vows because we are to live like those we serve, the poor. And yes, it’s a sacrifice, but we willingly do it to imitate that of Jesus who walked around all of Galilee, not having His own place and staying as a guest in different people’s homes and at times going away in solitude to rest on the mountain when he went to pray.

I had a strong conviction and told Pastor Chama this before arriving, but he was adamant that he felt more comfortable that I stay there rather than with them in the village, which I know was what the Lord desired and actually my heart’s desire. But I submitted to his preference since I was coming to visit him.

However, once I arrived and after posting that video I decided to take a little nap to get some rest before they came back to get me to see the children. I had a demonic attack in the form of sleep paralysis while I was sleeping. When I was released from my attack immediately I knew I couldn’t stay there. The Lord had allowed attacks like this on different occasions when I slept somewhere that violated my vow of poverty. He gave me the example first in the reading of St. Francis who went to visit a Cardinal who admired him and greatly prepared rooms for St. Francis and his companion to sleep in for a couple of days.

The first night St. Francis was viciously attacked by the demons and devils all night. He was so shaken that he asked his companion to come and sleep with him in the same room because he was terrified and couldn’t understand why the Lord would allow him to be attacked. So the second night he prayed fervently to the Lord to show him. It was revealed to him that he is called to be an example and if he comes to stay in this castle — in this nice room while his brothers elsewhere are suffering from cold, sleeping on floors, etc., how then can he encourage them to preserver in the vow of poverty. Also that the devils are God’s policeman and when we violate God in any way it’s an open door and he allows the demons to attack us to get our attention and it worked — It got my attention.

I immediately called Pastor Chama and told him my conviction and what happened — because of the vows that I took, I could not stay here. Although we had paid over $300 non-refundable US dollars for the stay, I had to do what I knew was the will of God. Now, looking back, boy am I so glad that I listened and that they submitted to what the Lord was telling me.

Living in the village enriched my joy and my zeal for my vocation as a Franciscan and the life of poverty because the way I lived was so simple, yet I was so full of contentment. I got to know Pastor Brian and Pastor Chama so personally and deeply. I would not have [had] the many stories and experiences if I [had] stayed at that lodge — with them having to drive every day for an hour to pick me up. So the Lord worked it all out for his glory.

The vlog you’re about to see is from my first day there meeting the kids in our first community, called Musaila, where Pastor Brian and his wife Leonia live and watch over the kids in that community. They meet with the children once a week and teach them Bible stories and songs. Because of your generosity, we were able to come bearing gifts as we passed out toys, to all the children, and books. I also attempted to play a local children’s game with the children — I tried at least. They were so happy, and I got to meet the young boy who was born crippled and had no wheelchair. His mother is a widow, and we were able to buy him a wheelchair a few months ago. I shared this video with you guys in Pastor Chama’s “Cry of the Poor” video. So I was so excited to see him and meet him in person. I also got a chance to meet a young boy, Peter, who has a terrible skin condition and is needing financial help to get medical treatment.

So I want to thank you all for your donations and I pray that these videos will touch your heart deeply and that you would continue to give to us so that we can be a blessing and help the many in need there and also come alongside us to build the Children’s Home Community Center in Zambia.

God bless you, family enjoy!

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My Name Is Mary Elisha I started this blog 6 years ago on my journey walking with Jesus and never knew all that he had in store for me. It has been a journey of tears, trust and confidence in him. Knowing that He is my loving spouse and he wouldn't lead me astray however he has given many suprises along the way! lol Upon fully surrendering my life to Jesus, he has completely turn my world right side up. Filled me with his spirit and showed himself in supernatural ways. He has completely left me in awe leaving me with the thought.....(as most Holy Spirit filled followers of Christ also say) why didn't I surrender 15 years ago! lol. When I started this blog I was a 30 years old zealous for the Lord and desiring to make his love known because it tranformed my life. However, I didn't know the way and the road in which he would take me. It is the way of the cross, the way of holiness and the way of love. Living a life seperated from the world and compltely concecrated to him. I no longer belong to myself, but to him as he has led me to a life of hiddeness and deep intimacy I didn't know was so avalialble for all who would make their lives, their hearts his home. He has given me a new name, a renewed purpose and a heavenly family who is so very present and so real to me. Saints who cheer me on, give me council and pray for me everyday to ensure I do the Lords will and the greatest gift of all He has led me to his Mother! Who has always been My Mother just never knew it. I love Mother Mary, she is my heart, my friend and confidant and continues to prepare me to a worthy bride to her son, Jesus. It is she, who has handpicked me for this mission and to run the community "City of God: Sacred Heart Refuge" in Ghana, West Africa. This is her mission and her ministry as a gift to Jesus and I just get to be her handmaiden. Heartdwellers Ghana is an extention of Heartdwellers ministry by Mother Clare and Father Ezekiel from Still Small Voice Channel. Jesus has taught us about divine intimacy with him. As we dwell in his heart, He and the Father come to make their home within us. (John Where Jesus is all of heaven is as well because the kingom of God is within. So here may you come to get fresh manna from Jesus and any ther saints who may want to give us council, encouragment and exhortation that we may finish this race of faith and run to win the prize. To be a bride spotless, blameless adorened with purity, carying the fire of charity and zeal for our fathers glory. That we maybe ready for him when He comes back for us. Our Lord, Jesus Christ is amazing the intimate you become with him the more in awe he leaves you. I hope this blog draws you nearer to our Lord and you began to open the ears and the eyes of your heart to all that he has to say to you and show you. All of these messages are from Jesus with love...to you. May you be blessed by his words of life. God bless you!

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