The day started off with a prayer service at 6 a.m. The morning service began with Bro. John Roberts, missionary to Panama, followed by Bro. James Martin, missionary to Native Americans. They were both powerful messages.
My family made lunch and came to see me! It was so awesome and they served the entire group (about 70+) with willing hearts. They made tamales, rice and beans. Everyone loved it and kept telling me how awesome my family was.
Yeah, I know they are! :-)
At 3:15 pm a group of us went to Rio Bravo, Mexico, for a service at 4. It was a small church that had only been established for a year and a half but consisted of very dedicated and faithful people. They made us tacos that were to die for! And I almost did too, since they fed us so much!
The altar service was powerful as the power of God fell strongly on the entire church that was gathered up front.
The Lord has favored us with smooth passage into Mexico and out. We've not been questioned or called out by any officials, even when 1 family didn't have their passports but only certificates and picture ID's.
We missed the night service in Donna but we got there in time to catch the last 30 mins and to discover that the transformer had blown right before service, forcing them to use the generator to have church. The electricians worked on it during the whole service and finally finished at about 9-9:30. Then 30 minutes later, as people were gathered in the fellowship hall to eat, it popped again.
My uncle, Rolando, went to the service in Donna with my grandma and stayed there till our group got back from Rio Bravo.
We had such a good time reminiscing and then talking with the Martins. Joanna was shocked when she discovered that Grandma had 18 kids as she comes from a family of 10. She fell in love with Grandma, even though she needed an interpreter.
Gonna get to hang out with some family tomorrow. :D
Sonia E. Vargas
Sonia's desire and hope is to write for the purpose of inspiring this generation, especially young woman.
Hannah Helm is a fun and outgoing young woman who loves to bring laughter and joy to anyone she comes in contact with. She is 23 years old and is a leader of Girl's Exalting the Master Ministry.
Paula is a passionate follower of Christ and loves to encourage others around her to do the same. She is 26 years old and is currently attending Free Gospel Bible Institute. She was a part of the Guatemala GEM team in 2014.
Kristyn is a sweet and gentle young lady from Trinity Holiness Tabernacle. She is 19 years old and is currently attending Free Gospel Bible Institute. She plays the piano and sings beautifully. She was a part of the Guatemala GEM team in 2014 and Honduras team in 2016.