Two weeks ago we had an awesome missions team here from Victory Chapel Baptist Church in SC. This is their second trip down here. If ever there was a church with a heart for missions it is this place. They aren't in it for the fuzzy feeling, they really make a difference in the places they choose to invest their time and energy.
They affected so many parts of our life while they were here.
Our kids fell in love with them.
Jonah and Silas kept talking about how sad they were after they left.
They were supposed to be just a work team for KBI which is lot, but they kept looking for more things to do!
Pastor Rick, the missions pastor, changed out all the locks at our new church building so all the doors use the same key!
The ladies wanted to work too so they painted the outside wall of our property. This is a NASTY job because it had been painted with chalk before, so you have to scrape it off with a wire brush.
It gets all in your eyeballs and lungs. The fresh white wall makes our church look so nice! I will share a better pic soon once we have our new metal sign up. It is already made, just needs to be concreted in!
They also painted the kitchen, which we use for our ladies ministry, and the kids classroom.
I was really surprised about how much they got done. Jimmy spent a lot of time painting the sanctuary, so these ladies knocking out these other 3 large jobs is super helpful.
I can't wait to finish getting everything on the walls to show a true "after" photo. I have lots of church activity photos to hang in the kitchen. The kids classroom already has stuff up, but I'm finishing a timeline for that class where we will hang something each week to remember what we have studied.
They helped out in our services while they were here too.
We had a ladies meeting which Barb taught and a mens meeting where Pastor Rick taught.
We had about half the amount of ladies we usually have, but they had a great time! Sometimes with a smaller group you end up getting to talk more with certain ones that you would've been able to other wise.
This was the service that a lady from the first guerrilla community we worked in came for the first time in 5 years. She was VERY against us before. She did everything she could to destroy our work there. I have no idea what changed, but she has been back 3 times more since that service. I pray that she keeps coming. She's not quiet either. We talk a lot each time and I really enjoy her being there. Please pray for this lady. We will call her Lady M... Jimmy and I refer to her as the last person on earth that would ever come to our church, haha! So thankful. Only God could work in that heart.
Pastor Rick had a good group of men. I wished I had taken a photo of their class. He taught about being a leader in the home.
The team also shared some testimonies and songs. They would sing a verse in English and then we would sing one in Spanish!
That is Dr. Bob in the photo above. He is the one that taught a KBI module with Jimmy this week too, which I posted about here.
CUTE ITEM OF THE DAY:
The days teams get here are always full ones. Jimmy had about 15 minutes once he showered before he had to leave for the airport that evening. This is how he spent those 15 min!
This is how Eden spent the next 15 after her Daddy left!