Thursday, 23 August 2012

Day 5 - and still alive

Day 5 has brought us to the end of the early schedule of our trip.  We completed our last morning at the job site, and our last afternoon of children’s ministry.  The morning brought similar “new” discoveries as we dug in “the pit.”  Today, Peter Field began to document these bone chilling insects, by taking pictures of them.  The “Guatemalan Poison Green Gem Beetle” was the prettiest find, however, the “Valentines Day Worm” was surely the most insidious.  Casting fears aside we pressed on, and completed ¾ of the task of filling the courtyard with topsoil.  Some in our crew asked if we could come back to finish… ...we’ll have to see. 

Before leaving the site we took a walk up to the top of the property where they had just planted 15000 tomato plants!  It was an impressive field, and we hope with them for God’s abundance and provision through these plants.

Our final Children’s Ministry time was much like the others.  Loud, impassioned, singing by the children.  Loud laughter as they played games, and lots of giggling and having fun together.  It was hard to say goodbye today, as we assumed we wouldn’t be seeing them again.  This Children’s Ministry certainly touched the hearts of our team, and we hope and pray that we might have been a blessing of Jesus in their lives. 

As it turned out, after supper, we had a devotion time with Rita, and in the course of that time ended up deciding to visit the school for one last morning devotional with them on day 6.  So we will see the kids again for one more time after all.  

Anyway, another great day down here.  Thank you for all your prayers.  

Tim F  

1 comment:

  1. I really wish I could have come with you. It sounds like an awesome time of growth and sharing the experiences God has put in your paths. Thank you for sharing some of your experiences with those of us back at home. I miss you guys, and I can't wait to hear more!