Tuesday, March 3, 2015

T-shirts for Guatemala Mission Trip

One of our missions team members is pre-selling these awesome T-shirts to raise money for her trip to Guatemala.

Shirts are $20 each.  To order, send a check made out to Kaitlyn Winter to:

Kaitlyn Winter
266 Berkeley Drive
Lexington, NC  27295

Please make sure to include your name, address, phone number and shirt size.  Shirts will arrive by the first of April.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Mission Trips Update

Our summer mission trips are now full, but you still have the opportunity to go on a trip to Guatemala this fall.  Here are the trips available:

Graduation/Vision Trip - October 27 - November 2 with the option of staying through the VBS trip  
This team will assist with 2015 Graduation and visit our projects in Guatemala.

Vacation Bible School Team - October 31 - November 7, 2015
This team will focus on assisting our partner church with their annual Vacation Bible School.  In the morning you will serve at Iglesia Adonai where they average 1200 people for VBS.  In the afternoons you will serve in the community of Gerona where we expect 200 kids. This trip is open to children age 10-16 accompanied by a parent and adults 17 and up.  You need to love working with kids and be able to handle organized chaos!

Application and $100 non refundable deposit are due by August 1, 2015.

Find more information and the application for the trip on our website here.

Rebar and Concrete Never Looked So Good!

Our friend, Douglass sent this photo to us this morning.   It was one of many, showing how the concrete on the top of the second floor is settling and drying.  This picture struck something deep in my heart.  You see, all over Latin America there are these columns of rebar sticking out of the tops of buildings.  If the people were ever to build another floor they would need these columns to connect to.  Sadly, there are buildings where the next floor never gets added. 

Someone told me one time that to them, these columns were a sign of "hope".  There was always hope that construction would continue and another floor would be added.

Today as I saw this photo I heard Jesus say "See.  I am doing what I said I would do."

There have been times when I wondered if the first floor would be built.  Would we be able, along with our partners to raise the funds needed?  And yet, concrete for the top of the second floor was poured on Saturday and as it dries and we continue to raise funds to complete the interior of the second floor - this picture brings hope.  Hope that the third floor will also be built.  Because Jesus is going to do what He said He would do. 

It was His dream.  His vision.  His hope for this community. 

I'm so thankful that He invited us to be a part of it and I'm thankful that you have partnered with us.

Rebar and concrete never looked so good to me!