We had a great day today! Today was the 2nd day of our conference for the younger kids. The team is really beginning to build (and rebuild) relationships with the children of the Mole. It’s so cool to see God’s love through the members of our team. It’s not hard to see when someone is able to love beyond their own physical abilities. God’s calling is more powerful than even our greatest ambitions. We just got back from the beach where we had a “huddle”, sharing our favorite moments thus far as well as prayer requests going forward. The team is in good spirits, and is getting used to life in the mole. Tomorrow we head to Preskul to share the freedom drama and pray over it’s citizens.
That the people of Preskul will be ready to receive the Gospel tomorrow
That we continue to work outside of our comfort zones
That we are able to rest (despite roosters, dogs, heat, etc.)
That we can be better at soccer (for the glory of God of course!)
The guys lost a soccer match against 7-10 year olds today 3-2
Jordan and Tim beat two Haitians last night in a dance off
We LOVE the beach
Today started early with the roosters crowing and the staff already hard at work preparing breakfast and maintenance of the base camp. The ladies of Bowling Green were excited for their work at the remote fishing village Preskul, that is only a hop, skip away on a short 30 minute boat ride. The ladies enjoyed the leisurely ride, beautiful landscapes, and azure waters. The team consisted of Mrs. Armstrong, Sarah, Lydia, Emily, Maddie, and 3 interpreters. The team was armed with plenty of nail polish, jump ropes, and salvation necklaces as they were not only the hands and feet of Jesus but also his smiling, loving face to a people who might only know the harsh realities of life. The team returned tired but spirits refreshed as they headed out to their afternoon ministries.
Lydia and Emily love being with the children housed at the orphanage and were able to enjoy spending time with a group of 5 boys and 5 girls who were treated to a trip to the playground and later able to use their imaginations with play-dough.
Maddie and Sharon went out to the town for street ministry and climbed the hill to the other part of town, painting nails and letting them know that Jesus loved them. We have discovered two things on this trip so far; the ladies really like being pampered when we do their nails and the children love “selfies”.
After a small regroup, other members of the team organized for tomorrows children’s party, while Sharon and Maddie worked on repairing sewing machines. After a delicious supper of rice and fresh fish, cookies are being cooked as I write, and the children from town have arrived for movie night. There are about 60 kids so far, intermingled with students, missionaries, each with one or two children on their laps complete with popcorn.
We ask for your continued prayers as we follow the Holy Spirit’s guidance in our work.
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