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Mission 2017 – Day 5

Today was a powerful day of ministry. Kayla shared Philippians 1:6 which reminds that God will complete the work he began in us until Jesus comes back for us. Each of us was born on purpose; for a purpose; and with a purpose. So no matter how difficult the task, continue to try and perfect the things you are learning. After breakfast some of us went to the house to continue working and completing our assignment. Others left to get the shopping done for the house and the ministries. Barb and another few on the team stayed back at the base to bake her famous Chocolate Chip Cookies. OH YEAH!!!!! In the afternoon, several of us got a chance to visit Gracia Misericordia Comedor which is Emmy’s feeding kitchen. Donna gave a lesson while we cooked spaghetti for the children. They had a blast coloring while waiting to be served. We provided the feeding kitchen with many necessary supplies and food. They really enjoyed the oranges, bananas, and cookies as well. We left and went back to the house to clean up and get ready for church. We attended Pastor Oliver’s Church where Donna and Sebastian gave their testimonies. Their youth ministered during Praise and Worship. You could feel the presence of God fill the room as they were singing. The youngest on their team was 12 years and had a true love for the Father that was just amazing! Sebastian shared how he was the lost sheep spoken of in Luke 15 and how the Father kept him even though he wasn’t following Him. Donna testified of how she had gotten away from following the...

Mission 2017 – Day 4

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY SAINTS OF GOD!!!! We began our day with a devotion given by the youngest member of our team, Robert Ousley. He reminded us that Jesus is the greatest love of all. We sang Jesus Loves Me together but changed the words to “Jesus Loves You” as way to remind us of why we are here…to share the love of Jesus. How powerful a message!!! A good portion of the crew went to continue the work at the job site, while the rest of us visited a new Women’s Rehab Facility. There were about 30 women that we had the chance to minister to and pray for. Mauricio, Heather, Donna, and Terri all shared testimonies. The women were moved to tears as they heard of our own struggles and could identify with them. I believe the Lord broke through to their hearts and they were given the renewed hope that they have been longing for. Right before we left a young lady came asking for prayer because her husband had been killed a week ago and he was still in the morgue because she didn’t have anything to identify him. She couldn’t get in touch with his family because they had moved to Utah and there was no way to reach them. We prayed and asked for the Lord to give us direction on how she could reach the family and to keep her strong so that she didn’t return to using drugs. We all believed that He not only heard our prayer but was answering while we were praying. Afterwards we went back to the house to finish...