David trying to teach over the sound of the rain
at one point the boys moved over by the doorway to watch the rain come down
a little video off the boys in Muyurco
Someone recently left us a sack of Spanish devotional books. We were glad to have them and passed them out before our Bible study began. We had books for adults and youth. They were all very excited to get them. It gave us an opportunity to share with them about having a daily devotional time and challenge them to do it. The adult books were the Spanish version of our Baptist Open Windows that the churches give out in the States.
two of the young girls browsing through the books
These three were looking at one of the youth books. They were more of a comic strip style with a lot of pictures so even the young ones liked looking at them even thought they can't read yet.
The locals were terribly afraid that the creek would rise and that we couldn't get our car out so when it slacked off some David hiked back and moved our car to higher ground. We park along the creek bed and have to cross it twice in our car to get to where we park. We cross it twice again on our hike. That meant when we left to go home we had to "hike" through that creek four times to get back to the car. It was definitely an adventurous day and one we'll be laughing about for many years to come.
me with two of our Bible study girls crossing the creek
On Friday afternoon we were invited to a birthday party for a sweet little missionary kid that we know. She had a Frozen party and included a Spiderman theme for the boys that were there. It was a lot of fun and my boys had a blast playing with all the kids there.
the party crew (minus Ben)
my boys with the birthday girl
On Saturday morning we headed up the mountain to make some visits. Our first stop was Churischan.
me and Cruz on the trail in Churischan
my little monkey
Afterwards we traveled on to the village of Lagunetas and visited there. I didn't take any photos while there. We returned to town just in time for lunch and a long afternoon nap.
The only other photo I took the whole weekend was of David and Ben on Saturday afternoon walking back home after a long playtime in the construction dirt pile. Ben is pulling his wagon filled with his dump truck and tools and David is carrying his bicycle. My boys would stay all day in the dirt if I let them.
David had a great service/ Bible study time on Sunday morning in Nearar and that wrapped up our weekend plans. We are thankful for the villages that we are getting to work in and for the way we are seeing God work in the lives of those who are following Him.
Sometimes just going week after week after week and just teaching a different Bible story doesn't seem like we are accomplishing much but I was reminded recently in a devotion that I read of the importance of spreading God's Word. It read-
The gospel of Jesus Christ didn't spread from the Holy Land to the rest of the world in the form of an album tour, a simulcast, or cable news. The good news of what Christ did for us made it around the world with the help of regular people and a spoken word.
Pray for us as we weekly go and tell what God has done in our lives and what he wants to do in the lives of those we come in contact with. What a privilege we have to help spread the gospel and tell the good news of Jesus Christ!