Wednesday was another great day! It rained a good bit in the afternoon so that made construction interesting, but they pressed on as best that they could. Mark and Todd have been looking for an electrical relay to get the water pump working at Ana’s and have had no luck finding the part they needed, so instead of leaving her inoperable they took the old one apart and rewired it. It is great to have some guys with real skills that find a way to get it done!
The children’s group began sack races in dry weather and halfway through the relay race the skies opened up. It didn’t slow the kids down at all. They had a grand old time. Sharon taught about deity coming to this earth as a man in the person of Jesus Christ. They celebrated Jesus birthday with cupcakes and pinatas. It was a lot of fun, but once we got them hoped up on sugar and gave them birthday party blowers it was quite a chore to get them rained back in for pinata time. Some how Calvin and the crew managed though and it was a big hit.
Today they will be teaching about the Resurrection of Christ. Please be praying for the hearts of the kids and moms as the truth of the Gospel is taught and we spend our last day with them.
The Bible Institute went well. Jim and Melvin taught in the morning then Jim had to catch a bus back to Costa Rica. I had a lot of fun teaching this afternoon. It continues to go very well. As I was explaining about the Apocrypha being in the Catholic Bible but not in protestant bible a lady asked, “How come some people say that we were a part of the Catholic church until we branched off from them.” To which I replied, “Come back next October and we’ll spend an entire week explaining that in our church history course.” Then I gave her the 60 second answer to her question. They all seemed eager and excited to learn about church history next fall.
Thanks for your prayers. The trip is going very well. We wrap things up today and will head over to the beach tonight, then back to Managua on Friday night and most of us are coming home Saturday morning with the exception of 5 that are going to visit our old location in Juigalpa for a few days.