Sunday was a really fun day for our team. The morning was spent at Grace Community Church. We crashed the St High Sunday school class and had a blast. It was full of impromptu skits about Easter events and we even taught them about brats! I'm not so sure they are convinced they need to eat one, but they are educated none the less.
Sunday night we went back to the IANA Missions Conference and were challenged with many stories of the persecuted church around the world. Phil even got called up front as part of the closing of the conference and praying for missionaries. Yep, Phil is pretty much a rock star down here! 😄
Today was a tough day if work. We went to the All Saints camp and worked HARD. A building was torn down, crooning insulation was hung, and tons (literally) of rocks/gravel was moved by hand as fill to prepare for a future cement front porch. But more than all the work that was accomplished a bunch of incredible conversations were had between our team and the residents of All Saints. To see their living conditions and see the hopelessness that seems to be everywhere is heavy on the soul. Yet in spite of these things many residents are brimming with joy, and the only explanation is Jesus in their life! Tonight's team time was full of sobering conversation and gratitude for what we experienced today.
After a long day of work we got to play a little bit...and it was awesome. An hour playing in the ocean makes a tough day a whole lot better!
Phil's heisman pose could use some work...