It is hard to describe the amount of good news we are experiencing on this incredible trip! Each day seems to just get better and better! The team is really becoming comfortable with each other and sharing their observations each day as to what they are seeing and learning. So far we have been very busy travelling, preparing for ‘teaching meetings’ where the team shares ‘from the heart’ a short 5-10 min description of what God seems to be putting in their hearts, Story book time, (reading a kids story to the children, only to find the adults like it more than the kids), singing as a group, and teaching the profound love and Grace of Christ to the group we are visiting. The van rides are crazy, and very enjoyable with healthy bantering, silly songs, worship songs ….all sung together with really cool harmonies!! The personalities of EACH person are being realized and their TRUE identity and character seems to be coming out more and more…..which is a beautiful thing to witness! To say one day is better than the other is unfair as EACH DAY has a profound impact on each of us in a unique way.
I will try to have a better summary when the trip is over, as we are finding it difficult to update each day. It is so surprising how tiring each day is, and how little time we have to ‘summarize’ the day’s events! Each person is keeping a personal journal to remember what amazing thing/s God has shown them that day, or what event or image stood out from all the others. Today’s picture is of ONE of the twelve homes that were painted in the ‘village’ we have been looking forward to visit. Another highlight of the day was Gerardo Vasquez sharing his story of how he came to believe the joyful good news of Jesus. It was a LONG story, and yet the ‘short version’. it was the most silent the time in the van and EACH ONE OF US listened intently to every detail of Gerardo’s deeply impacting story, one we are sure to never forget, WE LOVE YOU AND DEEPLY RESPECT YOU GERARDO!