Sunday, July 7, 2013

Peru Mission Day 6

This morning we had breakfast at 8:30am. Just about everyone was feeling much better. We had three feeling mildly sick, but it was normal stuff as far as missions trips go, and they were able to join us for the day, and indeed were able to engage in the ministry. We took a bus ride about an hour to do children's ministry at two small churches in a rather poor area of the city. We did our skits and dramas, Cassidy, Rebecca, Liz, Alexa, Nathaniel, Connor, Rebecca, Rachel, Chris, Mackenzie, Elisa, David, Brad, Rebekah, and Kimberly all shared their testimonies, we served the kids lunch (A bowl of noodles with one potato wedge, for many, we were told, their only meal of the day. We also brought oranges and bananas to give them, which they inhaled like candy. It's a treat they don't often get because fruit is too expensive for their parents to buy.), played parachute with them, did face painting, made them balloons, and gave them the Ziplock baggies of toys we brought with us. It was a wonderful day with the children, and a powerful reality check for our team. We got home about 6pm, had dinner, our team meeting, small groups, and are now winding down for bed. Tomorrow we are leading two church services. Thank you for continuing to pray! 

See all the trip pics here.

P.S. Many of you have inquired about my back. It is sore, but the pain is muscular and is lessening each day. I had back surgery a few years ago and was initially concerned, hoping I didn't mess anything up. As far as I can tell I just have some deep bruising.


Randi Andress said...

Hugely P-R-I-C-E-L-E-S-S!!!!
The joy on the children's faces.
The joy on the faces of the whole Missions group. Could feel the love of God illuminating from ALL INVOLVED! THANK YOU!

Frank@src said...

No comment. Just tears of joy and gratitude for the heavenly visitation to everyone there and those involved. God Bless you all!!!

Frank@src said...

Words are not enough. Heart is tingling over the heavenly visitation facilitated by all those involved. God Bless you all and may the seeds grow to oak trees.