Dear Ones,
Happy weekend to you! Hope you are taking time to get renewed.  The house if filled with aroma as I have been baking. I also cleaned the apt and then this afternoon I’m going to do more shopping of the sales! 
Devotions from Judy’s heart
  Have you ever been famished when you could hardly wait for a good substantial meal to satisfy your hunger? I can remember a time when Al and I were traveling in the mountains of Colorado and ended up in a ghost town, extremely thirsty and hungry, and no restaurants. But spiritual hunger is far worse and sometime a person may not know how to satisfy that emptiness.
  I was struck while reading the Newsletter from World Mission Prayer League. Each month they send out a newsletter and give missionaries’ prayer requests and also stories written by missionaries on the field. Julia and Vincent Leiyoole told the story of a young Samburu man, Ltapukan, who watched the Jesus film and was greatly touched; so much so that he asked to borrow a portable digital player and bring this important message of Jesus to his village; that way he could display the film and they could hear the New Testament in their Samburo language.
   On the way to his mountain village, it got dark and he stopped for the night but not before showing the film to the nearby shepherds. The next day on his journey home he stopped to rest from the heat in the shade of acacia trees and again showed the Jesus film to shepherd girls. After two weeks of showing the movie, he knew he needed to return the player; but he was later overcome with joy when it was given to him as a gift. He sat for hours listening to the Bible in his native language.
   When the missionaries went to another village, there was Ltapukan with his player and elders huddled around listening to Jesus talk to them in their language. The missionaries showed the movie on the big screen and then Ltapukan preached as the elders listened. This man’s spiritual hunger was not only met but he wanted all others to receive the gospel and satisfy their hunger.
  Here in America most of us have several Bibles and churches of all denominations to choose from, and yet so many remain spiritually hungry. If we don’t partake of His word and gather in fellowship with other believers, our hearts will hunger.  May the Word live in us richly and as it says in Psalm 107:9 (ESV), “For He satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul He fills with good things.”
Challenge for today: Feed on God’s word and let Him satisfy your spiritual hunger but don’t forget to share with others. 
Blessings on your weekend and prayers and love, Judy