Thursday, December 30, 2010

Thursday feels like a Tuesday

Oh what a day!
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!
Terry Ferh


  1. It sounds like you guys all know how to be flexible ! That's what mission trips (especially in Mexico) are all about! It is exciting to let God work through you in that way. Where you are unprepared, but He is prepared!
    What a blessing for all to pray for the people receiving the food hampers!
    Hope you stay warm! It is VERY cold here now!
    E for A & E Heide

  2. Hi guys: I am so proud of what you are doing and what God is doing thru you. I had great fun being with Breanne and Micah and they were great about sharing mom and dad with the kids in Mexico. Keep on trusting God for all your next adventures. Love you lots, Mom M.

  3. Excited to read and visualize what you guys are up to in Empalme. So glad you get to reconnect with the church and community there. May you continue to see God in amazing ways . . .

  4. Have you heard lots of this "Ter-ry, Ter-ry, Ter-ry" or "tortilla, tortilla. . . "?? :)

  5. Hi from cold Winkler!! Happy New Year to all!! It is so exciting to hear all the great things you are doing through the Lords direction! We continue to pray for you and look forward to hearing of your next adventure! Take care.

  6. That's an awesome post! Hey, lets see some pics!

    Hope you have an amazing day - td