It is Sunday and we had the pleasure of sleeping in a little later. We didn't have to leave until 7:15. Today would be more of a normal church worship day. (Sunday school, worship & lunch afterwards)
Jon Hackett, a youth minister from Gulf Shores, taught our Sunday School class. His lesson was on how Jesus chose John as an apostle even though he was know as "Son of Thunder". He asked if we knew a "Son of Thunder" or if we ourself was a "Son/Daughter of Thunder". Of course, we all can be at times.
The point he made was that Jesus chose John anyway because he knew what he could be. Just like
He knows what we can be if we follow Him. In John's later years he was known as The Beloved and he wrote this:
Our them has been "Mas Amor, Por Favor" and we have certainly felt the love of this congregation!
We had lunch and fellowship with the members until about 2:00 pm or so and we were able to go back to the hotel for an hour or so to rest, but we will be leaving for La Fortuna early in the morning, so it was a good time to get our things packed and ready.
We returned back to church at 5:30 and the ladies of the congregation prepared us a delicious dinner that was kind of like a taco. They had homemade tortillas with lettuce, tomato and a kind of sausage, I think. It was good and not like your typical Latin American food.
We had heard that there would probably be a baptism and were very happy that it did take place. The preacher's sister in law has been dating a young man and he was ready to dedicate his life to Christ.
The church was so sweet, after the minister said kind works thanking us. He asked if anyone else had anything to say. Between them and many of us, we all expressed our gratitude and well wishes. We have all been blessed by this experience.