"For our present troubles are small and won't last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever!" 2 Corinthians 4:17 ️
Buenos Noches from Peru!
Fun fact-anytime we travel in the bus, we count off by the number we have. #BrianMisalwaysmissing #Whereisnumberten
Last night, four of our team members (Kayla, Chinique, Brian S. and myself) gave our testimonies at two different churches: El Renuevo Chuck & Evangelical Pentecostal. The response to the Holy Spirit was amazing and full of such love and healing.
This morning we had an early morning starting at 7:30. We went to Brasos Abiertos-about an hour away from Pat's Place. Brasos Abiertos "open arms" is a school and church in the small community of Nueva Juventud. It has classes for mothers to learn trades and is a school for children. The goal of the school is to not only educate and share Jesus but also to remove the long standing poverty mentality of the community through love and service. Brasos has seen drastic growth over the past few years.
At our arrival, all 40 ladies gathered their seats together in a circle. Thomas and Rachel led us in worship with "Good Good Father" sung in Spanglish! Allison Barbee and Debbie gave their testimonies and KILLED it! Chuck led a devotion with the women about the love of a father. It was so incredibly touching to see the men on our team pray with these women and hug them to provide an opportunity for healing.
After ministry time, our team divided and conquered. Half of us painted and the other half helped a lady move (while climbing a mountain-Chuck said "it wouldn't have been better if it was downhill both ways"). We got to play with the children of the school, pray for the adults, and watch the leaders of our team (AKA Jed and Jethro Clampett) tired of carrying furniture-ride down the mountain on the roof of the team bus (the Clampett mobile-hence the name of this blog). They were EXUBERANT in their entry into the new casa. (Pictures are to come!) This was the funniest thing I've seen all month!
A few of us played soccer with the local kids and let's just say the Holy Spirit helped us out. I think our American team only lost by two! (Even though the kids were around 8 years old, we held our own!)
One thing that our team has realized is that God is not only using this trip to help the people in Peru, but He is also using this trip to heal US and lead US into our callings.
Shout out: We want to thank our team photographer, Chinique for capturing every living moment and picking up her cross daily to follow Him.
We will pick up tomorrow by telling you about tonight's revival services and our adventures of the day!
Signing off for now!
Sarah AKA #12
(With the help of Kayla-#7)