[Excepts from the most recent team blog, Day 4 continued…]
As we were preparing to go to bed, Anysia and Dawn has a problem with the way there deflating mattress. It was hilarious to watch. After the five of us got our giggles (it was the first time sleeping together in the same room), we were ready to sleep. Then, fireworks started going off because Cerro, a soccer team here, had won a championship that we saw at the museum and everyone that was a Cerro fan was setting off fireworks. After the fireworks stopped for a while, then the rooster started crowing, then more fireworks, rooster, fireworks, rooster…we figured that rooster was imported and didn’t know what time zone he was in. needless to say, it was a fun night of delirium and laughs.
It seems like the team is not only enjoying ministry, but enjoying each other! Keep praying for them as their schedule gets more intense – 4-6 volleyball presentations a day. Pray that they stay healthy and that their enjoyment of each other as a team continues.
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[Excerpts from the team’s blog, Day 5….]
We did 4 presentations today working with 2 younger groups and 2 older groups. It also was not totally centered around volleyball which we all enjoyed. Sue’s school had prepared a song, some drama, and had a pastor speak and offer the prayer of salvation. It was awesome that we could be used as a tool to get into the school, because without us, that school would not of had a chance to share that Gospel. Dawn talked in front of the groups and did a fantastic job talking about pride. She did not intend to talk about this, but the Holy Spirit put it on her heart right before she got up there. it was a very powerful message. Also, the students really enjoyed the volleyball aspect of it and getting the opportunity to play.
In between the morning and afternoon session, Sue and Perla took us to Cerro Lambare, a hill with a very popular statue which symbolizes all the curses and satanic forces that were put onto Paraguay by the Masons. Lambare is the exact center of all South America. Many churches and Christians have gone there and prayed over the area. It was amazing that none of us felt the dark, spiritual presence while visiting. It was made so clear to us that the demons had to flee at the name of Jesus.
………….. [from Coach Tom] Tom’s thoughts….I can see a difference in the girls already. They are becoming one right before my eyes. God is moving thru them to the people of Paraguay, but also changing them at the same time. The more they give, the more they receive. Continue to keep them in your prayers, they are getting pretty tired. Sara and I have enjoyed having them and they are doing wonderful!!!
Thank you for your prayers – don’t stop now!!
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