Tate, Ben, David, Cruz, Shaun, Hope, and Josh.
Our first day was spent in the village of Chanco. We began the morning in the local school. We shared a Bible story with the kids and teachers. Afterwards we did a craft and played some games. The afternoon was spent making home visits there.
some of the Chanco school kids ready for our Bible story time
playing soccer in Chanco
our team with the school kids in Chanco
My boys love getting to ride in the back of Miguel's truck on the mountain roads. It is a highlight of their week. Here they are with Liz and Tate.
That evening we had a surprise birthday party for one of the team members. Josh is the youth minister at FBC and we celebrated his day with a Batman themed party.
a video of us surprising Josh when he walked in the door
his Batman cake I made when we got in from the village
On Tuesday we traveled up the mountain to the village of Chispan. It is a new village for us to visit and it was our first time to go and take a team. Miguel knows a school teacher there and got us an invitation. There is around 130 kids in the school and we were able to share Bible stories with them during their morning break. We are looking forward to returning there to share again.
Kate Lee sharing a Bible story in the village of Chispan
the boys LOVED the game time!
playing "jump the river" in Chispan
game time in Chispan
Ashton, Kate Lee, and Hope
Josh, Shaun, and the boys
Hope, Shelby, Ashton, Liz, Veronica, and Kate Lee
When we were done at the school we went on a little hike to make a home visit.
On Wednesday the team spent the day in the village of La Libertad. They taught Bible stories in the morning to the school kids and then made visits in the afternoon. They also visited Jocotan to take in some of the local culture there.
talking with the school kids in La Libertad
Ashton, Veronica, and Shelby with some school girls in La Libertad
Thursday we began at the school in Nearar. We had a large group of kids that we were able to tell Bible stories
teaching the kids in Nearar
Miguel singing a song with the kids in Nearar
Veronica talking with some of the sweet little girls in Nearar
game time with the kids in Muyurco
The team joined in on the worship time by singing a song for the group in English.
Josh and Tate taught the Bible lesson
Veronica shared a devotion with the ladies
Liz and Hope helping do story time with the kids
me and my boys in Muyurco
It was a great week and our team did a fantastic job of sharing God's Word in each village. We are so proud of the way they come prepared and ready to tell their stories and testimonies to the people we encounter along the way. It is fun to sit back and watch God use them to help reach the people we are working with. They love the people and the area and it shows through the way they share their lives here each time. Our next group arrives the end of September. We are already looking forward to having them here with us. Teams are a lot of work- before, during, and after, but it is some of our favorite weeks of the year.