We serve a mighty, powerful and faithful God.
When we landed at noon in Managua on Saturday, it was exactly as expected – hot, humid and very friendly. Despite a cancelled flight from Indy, God took care of us and we arrived safe and sound, with all 26 pieces of luggage intact. We were met by Aaron, our translator, and Henry, one of the bus drivers we’re relying on this week; stopped at the local TipTop for lunch, and were unloading at La Quinta in no time. After sorting out supplies, we hopped on the bus and traveled to Ciudad Sandino to see Wilbur’s church – our center of activity for the coming week.
We spent several hours Saturday evening preparing for the women’s seminar on creating Bible lessons for children that Barb Duncan was leading on Sunday. Jake and Buzz worked on their plan for the youth teaching session, also planned for Sunday. Cecil then led us in a short study/devotional to finish out a full day.
Sunday morning started out with quiet time on the porch, an incredible buffet breakfast, and then a short study led by Cecil. We left La Quinta about 8:15, drove to Ciudad Sandino and picked up approximately 100 teenagers to take them swimming. The local pool had never seen quite a crowd like that come in at once! The kids had an amazing time, and became very comfortable with our team. It was a great time of fellowship and outreach.
All 100 kids came back to La Quinta for a pizza lunch, and a lesson taught by Jake and Buzz, learning to know the nature of God by learning all the names of God from the Bible. Barb, Connie and I took off for Ciudad Sandino for Barb to deliver her seminar to approximately 30 women. Again, two great times of connecting, teaching, and building relationships.
We finished the day back at La Quinta, with fellowship and study.
God is truly great, and is blessing us in so many ways this week. We appreciate all the prayer support from home and hope to post more tomorrow evening.