It seems like we just arrived and also that we have been here for months! We have formed or deepened relationships with people from 6-86!! Our teammates have been the hardest workers, open & welcoming, caring, giving 110% in every task from making lunch to moving chairs to washing dishes.
We are checking tasks off our list: Kinder, done! Concrete scraped & re-painted, windows sanded, painted & re-installed- the guys even walked to the store & bought paint to freshen up the soccer goals. Over & above in every way!
VBS, done! We had a high of 60 kids today plus many volunteers. We are seeing the younger kids who were students in VBS over the past few years rise up to leadership. Exciting! The first round of leaders were mostly boys while this new generation is mostly girls. Awesome how God continues to build his church in
Tonight we’d been asked to speak on discipleship via mentoring to the church leaders. Jeff did a great talk based on his mentoring experience - Pastor Rex & Sally threw in some nuggets of wisdom & there were many questions & comments from the leaders -sadly, our time ended before our interest and conversation ran out!
We got back to the hotel at 8:45 and I guarantee most people are already asleep- haha! I am typing fast so I can get to sleep, too! These are long days full of hard work but we are thrilled to be here, growing in our own faith, helping our brothers & sisters push the Gospel forward in this hard soil, and lifting them up with encouragement and sharpening! Many are