What a hard working and productive day we've had! It started out with our girls and Adam Ellison performing Father Abraham with puppets during the chapel service, which started at 7am. Hannah and Kristyn led the 400 plus students in the motions.
I played the Spanish version of the song on my phone. It took awhile for the children to join in but when the chapel leader encouraged them to take part, quite a few of the younger ones did.
After we finished the first song, we decided to teach them "Gloria Dios", a song that we do with our kids for Kids Crusade. They loved the competition the song had of who can sing the loudest.
After the chapel service we had suck an awesome time of talking and playing with the kids. They always steal your heart, no matter where you go.
Me and Mayra chased some of them around and tickled them, which was so fun and exhausting. I'm SO out of shape!
Most of the men left with Bro. Baker to meet with a Pastor of a church in the mountains who has a desire to be affiliated with the mission. The trip would take about 6 hours but as they traveled a few hours toward the mountain, they had to turn back because of numerous vehicle breakdowns.
As the men travelled, we tackled the job of sorting through the 1000's of shoes and clothes that had been donated over the years. What a task. Bags and boxes were stacked to the ceiling of the storage garage. Me and Kristyn climbed up and took on the chore of taking them down.
We then asked what else we could do to help so we assisted with the large task of cleaning the church, which is a large building and can prove difficult to clean with limited cleaning materials.
It feels so comforting to be able to minister through physical labor. Don't get me wrong, spiritual ministry has its place yet it's a wonderful thing to serve the work of God through the labor of our hands.