This morning's VBS was awesome! We had a great time singing and then all the different parts of the program seemed to go super smooth.
After a great lunch we got into a bunch of groups with interpretors and went out to deliver food hampers and pray for the people receiving them. We walked through some of the poorest parts of Empalme and saw homes that North Americans wouldn't say were of good enough to qualify as a garden shed. With every hamper that was delivered, we talked to the person receiving it and prayed for their specific needs. The act of praying for a complete stranger and with an interpreter was a quick way to move team members beyond where they were comfortable and the all did great.
We spent more time cleaning up around Pastor Omar's house and behind the church before Church was supposed to start at 6pm. Then literally at 6:01 I was told that the church wanted our youth to lead worship for the evening. No one was prepared for this, but in the fashion of kids who have what it takes to be heroes, they pulled together a playlist and then did a fantastic job, leaving me feeling like a proud father. With no warning and willing hearts, the team again showed their potential.
Our team of heroes did some more great work today. Tomorrow is New Year's Eve. I'm not sure of everything that tomorrow holds, but I'm excited to find out.
Have a great day and thanks for checking in!