Portugal 2019 Mission Trip
Day one of VBS was a success!! We had around 26 kids that signed up arrive at Vida Nova this morning. One of the members of Vida Nova, Rebeca, taught the musicians on our team some worship songs we already knew in Portuguese. After worship, we got into groups for the Bible lesson. The lesson was about the Israelites living as slaves in Egypt. Today’s theme was When life is unfair...God is Good! All the kids loved shouting Deus e Bom!
We played many games including link tag and the bus game. Then we had lunch and started watching Lion King while our team prepped for stations. We have four stations- snack, game, imagination station, and craft. The kids rotated through our stations for the afternoon before we all came back together for closing celebration and to learn our theme song in English.
We had dinner tonight at the nearby mall before headed back to the hostel. Most of us went for a walk along the beach and old Fort which is right next to our building.
We are excited to do it all again tomorrow! Please pray for healing for Anthony, who hasn’t been feeling well, as well as for all of us trying to adjust with jet lag. A lot of us are still learning how to work with translators, so pray for it to become natural. And of course, please pray for the kids in our VBS and their families as we share the gospel with them.
Elizabeth Meinders, for the team