Monday, June 30, 2014

A full day of ministry for the Family Team - Sunday

Our team attended Iglesia Adonai in the morning where we assisted in the children's ministry and worshiped with our new friends.  Leslie ministered through song in perfect Spanish and Kristi and Cameron Baker shared their testimonies.




After lunch we endured a long drive (due to traffic) to the community of Gerona where our partner church, Iglesia Adonai is planting a church.  100 kids showed up for the lesson and music, led by youth from the church.  Afterward our team brought out the balls and toys and spent time loving on these kids.  It's exciting to see this ministry grow.  Several of the kids wanted to recite the Bible verses they had memorized.  We had originally thought that their "ticket" to camp would be scripture memorization but evidently the church has decided to let anyone who wants to, come next week.  This blessed us so much that camp will be a "gift" instead of something they have to earn.
Thank you to everyone who has supported sponsorship of kids for camp this year.  It's going to be great!

For many of our team members, this visit to Gerona was their first.  Here are a few comments and observations from them:

"I liked helping with the kids."  Katie D.
 "I enjoyed seeing the difference between the kids at Casita and the kids in Gerona."  Rachel
"I liked that even though there was a language barrier we could still bond over a sport"  Cameron B.
"Even though the kids had so little they still had a reason to worship"  Anna
"I liked that the kids came on their own and were sharing their faith."  Erica
"We enjoyed connecting with the children over sports."  Daniel & John
"I liked watching the kids dance and have fun,"  Evan
"I liked how they didn't know what they were doing with the balls they were just having fun"  Riley
"Watching the youth from Iglesia Adonai take the lead on delivering