Team Uruguay 2010
Last night was the closing night of Vacation Bible School in Mandubí. As mentioned below, the young people did a fantastic job in helping out, as did the trio of Team Uruguay (Vanessa, James, and Kathleen) and so did Henry and Cristina, the elder and his wife who were in charge. We were supposed to start at 7:30, and there was only one family of kids there, but, pretty soon the building filled up (literally—standing room only, and there were some standing). We sang hymns, and then the kids sang hymns and Psalms with strong voices, and I preached from John 20 about the resurrection and doubting Thomas. Here are some pics of the VBS, and other stuff too.
Team Uruguay 2010
Today was the end of the first week of VBS. Things went well, even though it began to rain at the end (around noon). There were about sixty people there, including teachers and helpers. Many of the kids seemed very involved in the lessons, and many have memorized the verses and know the stories. Pray that the Lord would work in their hearts to bring them to faith in Christ Jesus.
Everyone working in the VBS is great, both the local volunteers, and the team from the USA (Vanessa, James, and Kathleen). They are both patient and firm, as well as very persistent. The teenage volunteers love to ask them “how do you say this in English?” Please pray for the next week of English classes, the VBS, the American Nights, where Team Uruguay explains life in the USA and relates it to the Gospel, and also, Vanessa teaching keyboard to Bruna, the girl who plays for the Bible Study in Paraiso, in Sant’Ana, Brazil.
A little private confession: One of the Team Uruguay members offered to donate the money that they were going to use to come down here, and let us use the funds for the work here, instead of coming down. I admit it was a temptation, because there are always things we could use the money on, but we decided to decline the offer, and now, I am so glad we did so. These three are great workers, and committed to the Lord. And it’s not only the direct work they do, but also the example of godliness and piety that they set for the many young people who come to the church here. Praise God for them in your prayers.