Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Mas Amor, Por Favor. (More Love, Please)

We had to be up, done with breakfast and ready to leave the hotel by 7:30 am.  Needless to say, I was up early!

We have about a 30 minute drive to the church and we had a short time devo.

Today's morning assignment was a VBS at a local public school.  About half of us would be working in the school and the other half would be knocking on doors & inviting people to our gospel campaign that night.

Going into the school

We really had no idea how many students to prepare for, but we knew it was a 1-6 grade school.

The school's auditorium was quite nice.  

We had to revise our plans because we learned that we would have 5 different groups for about 30 minutes.

Our leader, Terry Reeves, has written all of the skits about these crazy, bumbling pirates.

There were very large classes, but the students were attentive and well behaved!

We had a puppet show and the skit, but I didn't get any pictures of the puppet show.

This is Aaron an ESL teacher from the Memphis area.  He was related a Bible story to the skit.
After spending about 2 1/2 hours at the school, we ended back to the church for lunch.

We had a mens' and ladies' Bible class that lasted over 2 hours.  Diane lead the class and taught a lesson about idolatry.  She taught us how God made the earth and everything in it good.  Good things in our can become idols when we let it become our life and it takes us away from God.

Our campaign started at 5:30 and the skit was performed again for the children.  There was 2 classes for children, as well as our adult group.

We had several visitors from the community and I even recognized 3 ladies who don't regularly attend, but came to last year's campaign !

Maribel & a visitor, Rebekah

Dulce is the lady in the middle in yellow.  She is a member of the church visiting all of the way from Nicauragua. It was her birthday & they surprised her with a cake.


Mas Amor, Por Favor is our theme for this year's mission trip.  For those who don't know, that is Spanish for "More Love, please!"

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1 comment:

  1. I love the looks on the faces of the children during VBS! They look so excited. What a great experience, Patty! :)