Spain Mission Trip 2019

A Long Day

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Day two of VBS was much more a smooth run. After breakfast, a devotional led by Zach, and a prayer time, we headed over to the church. From the music, to the lesson, craft, puppet show, and game, the day went well and all the children had a good time. We’ve built stronger bonds with those who have come both days. Yesterdays struggles prepared us for the kids and lesson today. Johnathon and Thad really got into character with the puppet show and with the help of JD’s translation, kids really enjoyed it.

After a wonderful meal prepared by Cammie, we enjoyed rest and fellowship in before we headed back to Agua Viva. Today we split into three teams for our work. Cherie, Cammie, and Mikarah continued to sew the curtains for the puppet stage. At the same time, Johnathon, Bekah, Becky, and Paul worked on the puppet stage itself and were later joined by Sarah and the girls. Finally, Thad, Zach, Sally, JD, and myself began work on a kitchenette that will be going in the back room of the church plant. We got both the top and bottom cabinets put together, with hopes of finishing it tomorrow night.

After all the hard work, we were exhausted and packed up for the night. JD and Sarah asked to take us to a beach, Playa de Torreguadiaro, to see the sunset so we headed over there. While there we witnessed a procession carrying the statue of the virgin Saint Carmen, in celebration of that holiday. We then took a nice walk on the beach, getting our feet wet, collecting shells, looking at the tide pools, and just enjoying the view. On our way back we took a walk through a fair and the team shared churros. Unlike those we are used to in the US, these were not covered in cinnamon and sugar but instead came with melted chocolate on the side to dip it in. After we headed back to get a good night’s rest.

Once again, please keep our health and safety in your prayers. Also keep the children in your prayers. We want this to be an experience that they look back on and remember as important in their lives. Pray for hesitant parents, that God will nudge them to bring their children. Thank you for all your prayers and support.

Morgan Vandiver for the team


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