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Wednesday – Part 2

The road to and from Las Mercedes was really bad with all of the rain we have been having. Most of the time we could have walked faster. Returning to La Montonita by 12:30 we ate sandwiches and prepared for VBS.

Josh McNatt, had worked five weeks this summer at kids sports camps plays with the children outside but soon the clouds roll in.

As Bible school begins the children sing songs and listen to a Bible story. Afterwards they color and have activities

The team taught basketball skills to children during rec time in the pavilion across from the church.

Once again the rain came and the streets flooded but fortunately it all subsided before we had to leave.

Adults and children alike have heard and seen the gospel this week. God has touched many lives. We are thankful.

Lord bless you all, Lewis

Wednesday July 28, 2010-I Can’t Believe It’s Wednesday!

We woke to a beautiful blue and sunny sky. Breakfast was fresh piña, platanos and pancakes. After this wonderful concoction of fruit, oil and white flour the team shared personal testimonies of the week and prayed together.

At 9:30am, we loaded the supplies along with our lunch and headed for Las Mercedes, the village where Ely and I nearly lost our lives four years ago. I now always look forward to going there, visiting the believers and sharing with the lost souls the good news of Christ. To sit and listen to what God is doing, in the lives of people, who nearly took our lives four years ago, is a wonderful experience. Arriving, we divided into two groups as we walked through the village.

My group stopped by the home of a dear lady names Yolanda, a mother of six children. As we shared Christ with her tears filled her eyes and we could see that God was stirring her heart.
My heart broke for her as she struggled over some family issues that kept her from surrendering her life to Christ.
We blessed each family we visited with small gifts prepared by the team.

Gotta run… great day of VBS at La Montonita. More later.

Lewis

Tuesday, July 27, 2010-Day 2 in Guatemala

Last night, Rosa fixed her famous rice and bean dish- always a favorite for the team. Afterward, we had a wonderful team time together before heading to bed. Again the night was cool and we rested well.

We arrived back at Catarina, at 9:30 Tuesday morning, to do our door to door evangelism.

After dividing into teams, a local church member went with each group to direct us to the houses. Marjorie Crawford, a missionary kid, born in Costa Rica, is fluent in Spanish which is always a huge blessing for us. I only have pics of my group right now.

The terrain is very steep and where there are no rocks the mud made walking difficult in the dense jungle.

Many of the homes that we visited were very poor. We were well received everywhere we went. Caleb McNatt shares the gospel using an Evangecube in the village with a young mother and her children.

Caleb McNatt, Dallas Johnston and Reed Wingo, from Wynne Baptist youth group, are wonderful young men. They all shared the gospel at different houses this morning without hesitation. They blessed my heart more than words can express.
After lunch we returned for VBS Day 2.
The rain was so hard that even the streets held four to six inches of water.

Surprisingly, the heavy rain didn’t keep the children away. We even saw fathers carry children across flooded streams so they could attend.

Bro. Jeff Gibson, Wynne Baptist Missions Pastor, shares the gospel with the children in a clear and wonderful way using the EvangeCube. The children listened intently and I know our Lord is working in many of their hearts.

The church at Catarina, Canton Barrios, is growing as Pastor Manuel is faithful to his calling.

I don’t have more pics of VBS because of the poor lighting. I need a flash app for the iphone. Oh well… If you are still there… thank you for listening. God bless you.

We greatly appreciate your prayers and support.

Lewis