Your mission if you choose to accept it....
WOW!! What a day!! Today has been filled with many stories. It was amazing seeing God work today!! Ok so let's begin...
Everyone had breakfast this morning between 7 and 8. This morning we had eggs, beans, ham, toast, and cereal. Do not be deceived by the random combination, it was yummy!! We left the hotel around 9 headed to the village (I'm not even going to attempt to spell) for worship. It is an overwhelming, powerful, experience when worshiping with brothers and sisters in foreign countries. Words cannot describe the feeling of sharing in worship!! Terry Chapman brought us our lesson this morning. I must say this about Terry, he is an amazing man of God!! He is a very funny person, with a genuine heart for others. He talk with us about how big God's love is for us. He used the parables of the Lost Coin, Lost Sheep, and the Lost son as examples of God's overflowing love. The service was fabulous. What was even more incredible was worshiping in a building that a few of the members, me included, helped build a few years ago and sitting on benches built two years ago. There is so much I would love to say about this village, but I have no idea where to begin, so... The village has a population of about 600, guess how many people were in worship....about 300 people at worship today. WOW!! Standing room only!! The church does not have electricity either, meaning no air conditioning. Did anyone complain, NO!! Everyone was there for a purpose and that purpose was to worship God and give Him the glory!!!
After worship we went to eat lunch and buy groceries for lunches while in Choluteca. Everyone was able to choose KFC, Pizza Hut, or Wendy's for lunch. Everyone seemed enjoy there meals. Once everyone was finished with shopping we loaded the buses and came back to the hotel. This is when the fun began!!! We met to break into four groups, one sorted clothes, two sorted medicine, three was VBS, and four was a small group that prepared for the construction of a playground. The teams worked non stop for a good three hours breaking down boxes, counting pills, labeling bottles, labeling boxes, working on skits, gathering materials for VBS crafts, and getting better acquainted. We did take a dinner break at about 7. Some stayed at the hotel and grabbed a quick sandwich while others went back to the "food court". When everyone was back we completed the medical break down of pills at about 9:15ish. At about 9:30 we met to have devo. Jason Johnson let us in a few songs, then Steve Johnson shared a few thoughts with us. Everything Steve said tonight reminded me of Mission Impossible. However, our mission is not impossible. God has given us the tools to use, but we must use them. We must arise and be ready to defeat Satan. I love Big Steve very much and appreciate is words tonight.
After devo, Terry gave us a few announcements regarding tomorrow. It looks like it will be another busy busy day. The tentative plan is having a medical clinic and distribution in the morning, VBS and a Lady's class early afternoon and the Gospel meeting in the evening.
As you can all see we have already been extremely busy. We all look forward to seeing God's power and Will for us for the remainder of the trip. Thank you all for your prayers, please continue!! We love you all and miss you!!
Devo will be between 8 and 9 our time, so 9 and 10 central time, or 10 and 11 Eastern Time. I hope you will all join in with us!! Here is the link www.ustream.tv/channel/torch-devos. Also if you have any messages you want me to give to anyone email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Good Night everyone!!!