Sunday morning started with a great time of devotions on the famous porch at La Quinta. We opened with a time of worship through songs. Followed by a devotion by Mark Thompson. We were challenged to look for the blessings that God wanted us to notice in the day. Mark shared a great story about God giving us full envelopes of blessings, and our job was to be sure our envelopes were empty. This would mean we noticed all the blessings and were thankful for them all, big and small.
These trips to Nicaragua, as with many mission trips, can be very busy. Our time is limited and we want to accomplish so much in the name of Jesus. However we can become consumed with physical tasks that many times we miss the blessings God has for us.
We attended service at Pastor Wilbur’s church at 10 a.m. and Rod Duncan shared the journey of Barbara passing into the heavenly gates to be with Jesus. Many tears were shed, but much healing was being done too. Our Nicaraguan friends needed to process, and mourn the loss of their dear friend and sister in Christ. It was a very moving time, and Rod was amazing!
David Cupp gave an amazing teaching on Faith! The eyes and ears of our Nicaraguan brothers and sisters were very attentive!
Ana devoted herself to teaching the young children about the 10 commandments, with her faithful assistant Carlene. The kids were excited to learn about this part of the bible.
Madison took on the challenge of working with the very young!
The entire team was fully engulfed in connecting and continuing the building of relationships! It was a great way to start the morning!
The afternoon was filled with another church service at Pastor Belcers. Theresa Thompson gave the teaching there which was on The Great Commission-followed by (Eph. 6:10-18) a teaching on putting on the armor of God everyday! We actually dressed a gentlemen from the church in a suit of armor as we mentioned each part, such as the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, the shield of faith, the shoes of peace, and so on…..the day ended again as it had begun, on the porch. We shared all the blessings we saw, and they were too numerous to count. It was a great day serving the Lord!