Friday, June 21, 2013

Our First Summer Team Leaves Today!

Today the first of three teams departed Raleigh, NC for Guatemala City.  Caroline's Promise has partnered with Wilson Community Church for the past two years and we are excited to see them leading their own team (with a little help from CP Board Member, Tami Rumfelt)!  What a fantastic way for this smaller church to get their feet wet with short term missions!  We were able to train them and build trips around their specific gifts and desires. 

All of our teams focus on the dreams and needs of our partner church in Guatemala, Iglesia Adonai.  It is this model of partnership that we have found to be the most effective.  The Wilson Team will hit the ground running with a Women's Outreach Breakfast.  This has been a dream of Pastor Delmi Rivas for years.  The women of the church are decorating the building and each has been challenged to invite five ladies from their community who are not Christians.  There will be special music, an amazing breakfast, and a special message from our very own, Tami Rumfelt.  The focus of this event is evangelistic.  Will you pray with us that these women would understand how much Jesus adores them and that they would open their hearts to him?

On Sunday the team will assist in children's and adult ministries and spend the afternoon at a church that Iglesia Adonai is planting.  The rest of the week they will host a Vacation Bible School type program with the kids at Casita Adonai and spend their afternoons teaching adults English and tutoring kids who are struggling academically.  And let's not forget the zoo!  The preschool through Kindergarten classes will be treated to this special field trip!  We are excited about how God is going to work in and through this team in the next week.  Please keep them and the two teams that will follow, in your prayers.