Today was our last full day of ministry. More kickball...you bet! So many wonderful relationships were nurtured between our students and the kids of the elementary school. There were many sad faces from our new friends when they found out today was our last day. We gave a small gift of appreciation to the school principal for allowing us to come and be a part of the school for a few days. She shared with us the significance of our "play" with the kids comes from the fact that most of the kids don't have parents who show them attention or affection. Our simple act of being excited to play with them is bigger than we understand. And when you combine sharing the love and truth of Jesus through the students testimonies given at the end of every period it was an incredible thing to be a part of. But, I don't think any of us will be playing kickball anytime soon! 😄
Our work at Misioneros continued today with more tree painting and food repackaging. Rice bugs, difficult to paint tree bark and tired bodies didn't stop the team from finishing strong.
Tonight we took part in Los Olivos Small Groups. We broke into smaller teams and met in homes for Bible Study. Each group had a different experience but we all walked away glad we were able to participate in the night. Laughs, prayer and Gods Word were shared by brothers and sisters in Christ who happen to live in different countries. A couple groups had folks attend who hadn't previously attended the group, but were visited by one of our teams earlier in the week during Home Visits. To see immediate fruit from something our team participated in was very cool!
Thursday is cultural day and we will head down to Antigua to be tourists for a day. Everyone is looking forward to seeing the beauty of an old city like Antigua, and of course shopping at the market is high on their list as well.