Day 26, 27 & 28 Outreach 12th, 13th, 14th July 2018

Please excuse the rather long post… Sorry 😐  We started our day off with worship and a short debrief time. Judging from the feedback, it would be safe to say God has moved Powerfully in the hearts of our Team. Before we left for the VBS Mich gave a devotional encouraging the Team to seek God persistently in order to see miracles. Our last day of ministry doing VBS at the local church we were at was summed up of what the last 3 days have been. When you hear the words, “You’re Family’ you know God has won hearts over to Himself and has made a significant impact. The Team was bombarded with hugs and little gifts. The Pastor made a speech thanking us for the time we invested into his church, and sharing the gospel through scripture, dance and our activities. I truly believe we brought a smile to the Fathers face. He has given us much favor and worked His Love in each of our hearts so that we can pour it out to those around us. We truly appreciate the team from PA as well coming in and adding to the blessing God brought to that church. Friday was our day off. It was bitter sweet to say the least knowing that we are leaving the next day. After another awesome worship time and committing our time of ministry in Juarez to the Lord we loaded up our vans and spent the better part of the day at the hot springs a good 30 minutes south of Juarez. Curtis and Geoff cooked up burgers for lunch...

Day 25: Outreach 11th, July 2018

Geoff was up early this morning and caught the breakfast prep guys working to get the first meal of the day done.  We have been blessed with good food our whole time here in Juarez, Mexico. The base staff here have embraced us as their own and it will be sad to leave them.  Mike and his wife Aida oversee the kitchen and do a first rate job putting awesome delicious meals together for about 150 people here on the base including staff and kids at Rancho, three times a day. This is a special couple that love what they do and how they serve and it truly shows. We are so grateful for the quality food but more importantly the quality people that we have met. We think we took our last trip to the Market this morning but that remains to be in question until the moment we leave. On the way back to the base we stopped at the water park we went to last week to arrange a performance for tomorrow but we need the go ahead from the owner who was not there. At this point it will be whatever the Lord decides. We headed back to the base, had lunch and met up with our PA partners at 2:30pm. Our Team groups went through their game plans. It’s important to make mention that our Team have done an exemplary job coming up with teaching plans for our VBS program. The teachings as well as the activities have been most excellent and the Church we are serving are having a wonderful time. Our theme...

Day 24: Outreach 10th, July 2018

FUN + JESUS = ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES! It has been a blast working with the Worship Center Team from PA. Our Team got underway this morning planning activities for tonight’s VBS this morning. While the Team was being creative Curtis and Geoff went to the laundromat for our last laundry run. Sad but true, we are well and truly into our last week. We have so appreciated the prayers that have been submitted on our behalf as we believe we are experiencing the fruits. We also had our last S Mart run of sorts. Our Team loves their sweets. After our trip to S Mart we were back at the base getting ready for our VBS in the evening. The Church, Chapultepec that we are doing our VBS at is considered conservative but they are so full of life and Jesus that our Team gets so excited to participate in the VBS with them. Leydhi also taught us  some awesome dances to some upbeat Spanish songs and the Team took full advantage of it. We had to leave early in order to get pizza for dinner and head to the base. It has been another awesome day and finishing strong is happening which makes us happy! Keep praying, two days...

Day 22: Outreach 8th, July 2018

Today was our first outing with the team from the Worship Center from Lancaster, PA. Their team consists of 16 year olds and up. They are a neat team and we’re excited to work with them. We also had Don and Adrienne Bowen in tow. We loaded up our two vans, the PA team van and the Bowen’s mini-van and headed to church. Church was it’s usually Rockin self as we embarked on our adventure of trying to figure out the Pastors message.   After church we all headed to the Tourist Market to have lunch and shop. Our trusty leader Leydhi had called ahead so when we arrived there was a table set for about 30 something of us ready to serve us lunch. We had an awesome lunch and shopped at the Market for souvenir gifts for an hour. Megan and Geoff went to the border with Mich , Shae, Tasha, Jade and a few others to pick up Jamie, Brooke and Janae. We are very excited to have them and so are the Team. It was taco night at the base tonight so we gathered with everybody on the base including the Rancho staff and kids and had dinner and desert. Ty Thurman, the Director for YWAM El Paso – Juarez  gave a short speech at the end telling us that for some time the base staff there have been praying for the nations to come to Juarez. He said it was an answer to prayer have over 10 nations represented by actual nationals of those nations. It is truly a blessing to be here in...

Day 21: Outreach 7th, July 2018

Today was cleaning day for the better part of the morning. Another team from PA arrives today and yet another 3 this next week while we are still here. One of the teams that arrives on Monday will be partnering with us to do a VBS at a local church so we are excited for that. The boys are cleaning our room for the team that arrives, and the girls have to move to another room and open their room up for the other teams. The Team took advantage of the brunch today sleeping in until 9:30am. We then set in to our tasks of cleaning and moving. Leydhi our “Super Host” organized some Team games that we participated in. We had a great time! Afterwards, we loaded the Team up in our vans and headed to the mall for a couple of hours and then back to the base for dinner. Even though we have another week left, we will be sharing Leydhi and Mich with the other teams 😕. They have certainly been a tremendous blessing to us and we are a little...

Day 20: Outreach 6th, July 2018

Today we returned to Rancho. Before our program for the morning Heather Farid one of  Rancho’s Senior Staff, gave us an official tour of the facility. She told us story after story of how God’s faithfulness time and time again brought completion to the building of El Rancho Los Amigos.   Today, our Team girls hosted a Tea Party for the Rancho girls. Shannon shared on what it means to be a Princess in God’s eyes. This turned out to be awesome, as our girls treated the Rancho girls to nail painting, hair braiding and Princess dress-ups. Our Team girls also let the Rancho girls paint their nails.   I think it’s fair to say that we could easily bring each and everyone of  these Rancho kids home. We have literally spent our whole time with them from the first week til now just loving on them. It has been Awesome to see the Rancho kids faces light up as soon as they see our Team members. The boys gathered in the big movie room and Gabe gave a talk on Proverbs 1, 2 & 3. We then took them to the field and taught them British Bulldog. Geoff snuck out and bought paddle pops for the all the boys as a sweet end to our awesome morning. After lunch, we gathered for another team time and both Gabe and Jarrett spoke on Proverbs. The boys since yesterday have started getting together on their own and reading out loud the book of Proverbs to each other. They are currently finishing up Proverbs 7 as of today. This has replaced...