Spain Mission Trip 2019
Preparing for Camp
Our first day in Spain was long and productive. Most of the team headed over to a café for breakfast before we went to Agua Viva for the Sunday service. JD led us in worship with a few songs, in English and Spanish. Three of our team members shared their testimonies in front of the rest team, JD, Sarah, and one attendee of the church. Then JD gave a short sermon on the parable of the sower, encouraging us in the work we will be doing this week. After the service, Becky was able to give the Bennett girls the presents from Marcia Plaxton, who was not able to come because of surgery for cancer. Sarah Ruth and Abbie loved their gifts, Abbie even put on the princess accessories later on. Afterward, we had a great meal with them at a local restaurant, which was our first taste of an authentic Spanish meal.
After a short rest at the mission house, we headed back to the church plant to prepare for the VBS the next four days. We hammered out the details and got the church ready for the week. The craft room was set up, the main room was prepared, and we got all the technology squared away. We then helped with some last-minute advertising, walking around the neighborhood and putting flyers in mailboxes. When the computer and projector were ready, the team practiced the chosen songs for the camp. We are currently certain of 18 campers attending. JD led us in a prayer time for the kids and their families as well as the community in general. There are a lot of kids with a lot of different stories. Many are from immigrants from Morocco and other countries and all need your prayer.
We finished up at Aqua Viva and debriefed at the mission house before heading out for dinner. Now we are heading to bed, hoping to get some rest before we start serving the children tomorrow.
Please pray for pick up of the campers to go smoothly, as we spent a long time hammering out the best way to get the kids there. We also need prayer for the VBS itself and flexibility and patience with any challenges we may face. Once again, keep our health and safety in your prayers, our drivers are facing the challenges of small roads, many of which are one way. Finally, especially keep in prayer the children attending and not attending the camp. Many are facing troubles in their home. There are also many who come from Muslim families. We are blessed to be expecting so many kids and cannot wait to see what the Lord will do through this camp. Thank you for your prayers and support.
Morgan Vandiver for the team.