Day Four!


From Dana:

I’m sorry for the lack of pictures today! The night got away from me and everyone is in bed so I don’t have access to their cameras! I promise double pictures tomorrow. 😉 To make up for it, there’s an adorable picture of an adorable baby we got to meet today.

From Shawnda:

Today was a bit slower for some (dental excluded!). We had the opportunity to serve Pastor Tono and his family as well as the rest of the families that work with the program here. They work so hard and it’s an honor to be able to serve and love on them.

The day started with worship at Iglesia Galelea, and a very timely sermon on forgiveness. The sermon was from Matthew 18:21-35. Sure, I’ve heard sermons on this passage before but something Pastor Tono said really struck me. He compared unforgiveness to the dirty shirt you wear and then put back in the drawer and forget about. You go to put that shirt back on and realize it stinks, not just to you but to all those around you. Same with our unforgiveness, when it gets brought back up it not only stinks for you but also for all those around you.

After an early first service we went to the school to set up for clinic. It really was a beautiful day. I even got to play a little soccer with a young man named Benjamin. Well, play may be a bit generous (he might have been a plant). I basically stood there as he dribbled the ball around me before I could even react. But the grin on his face was well worth it! His sisters were so sweet, I may have given them suckers every time they asked(sorry Heather!). When the rains came some of us learned to count to 180 over and over. On the plus side, we now have a lot of packets of vitamins ready to give out. And I’m getting better at writing medication instructions in Spanish.

For the community visits the group were able to go and visit a few families we had meet earlier and check on them and bring more supplies. We were also able to unexpectedly minister to a new family, with a baby that was having troubles feeding. The team was able to help the mother and introduce the family to Pastor Esdras so he can follow up with them.

Now to rest up for an early day tomorrow that promises to be busy!

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  1. Trisha Kraft July 30, 2018 at 3:59 pm - Reply

    What a blessing it is to follow this team. Thank you. Yes, absolutely the baby picture makes up for the fewer pictures on this day.❤️ ***There’s a peace I’ve come to know, though my heart and flesh may fail, there’s an anchor for my soul. I can say, It is well… *** These words are not mine but they give me a sweet perspective as I know how the Lord is guiding you all. Continued prayers for everyone.

  2. Erin Valadez July 30, 2018 at 6:23 pm - Reply

    Mom why didn’t you go on the zip line it is supper amazingly flabbergasting fun.-Drew

    I’m always in awe of what gets accomplished with the hard work, dedication and faithfulness that you all show each day of your trip. God always works in amazing ways! Prayers for you all for continued energy throughout these last couple of days.

    André and Heather, your boy JJ of many words , has kept up with the blog daily and I know he is looking forward to your return.

  3. Kenzie Soltis July 30, 2018 at 8:50 pm - Reply

    You guys are a great blessing! Praying for your team!

  4. Ray Barid July 30, 2018 at 9:14 pm - Reply

    Keep up the good work—-your photos and words are amazing. We are with you in spirit—-We pray every day for you.
    Love Ray

  5. Michael July 30, 2018 at 10:21 pm - Reply

    Sometimes you just can’t resist giving them suckers. The photos are fantastic!!!

  6. Gary Buckley July 31, 2018 at 5:10 am - Reply

    Sounds like it’s going well! Playing soccer with people from other countries is amazing – it’s really a language of its own that always brings a smile! Praying for you all. – Gary

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