Last weekend the Nicaragua team stood before the congregation as Pastor Guy lead them in prayer. The feeling that comes with knowing your church is praying over you and each of your team members is a feeling that can only be experienced! Fox River sends off teams fully covered in prayer, support, and encouragement!
The team buckled up for a full weekend of being loved on by our Church. We loved being able to hop back and forth between our Waukesha and Muskego campuses, knowing that Waterford campus is praying over us as well!
We were also able to join the church as we prayed over and sent Kerri (who is now safely in Nicaragua)! What an awesome experience to be able to gather around her and send her off!
Will you join us in praying as we go?
Here are some certain areas:
- Travel- timing, customs, safety, and everything in between
- Health- that we stay well rested and fight off the travelers sickness
- Luggage- we need our supplies, can you pray them there for us?
- People- Our team members as well as each person we will come in contact with! For us to allow God to shine brighter than us. That the Nicaraguan people will have open hearts to the message of Christ.
- Our Events- Clinic days, VBS, Women's Outreach, Teen Night, Movie Night, 5 year Celebration, Hygiene packs, Field day.
You can find prayer cards at any Fox River campus! >>>
Today we came together as a team to pack up all of our supplies. ALL. OF. THEM.
What a packing day entails... We start off by standing and looking at the heaping piles of supplies that we somehow have to fit in our limited amount of suitcases that can only way 50lbs. We spread out our suitcases. Then we get to it... next step would be to get rid of all the bulkiness we can... taking things out of boxes, wrappers, etc. Ziplock bags are our friends and we use 100's of them! We spend a couple hours packing, weighing, shifting, repacking, reweighing, and on it goes until each suitcase weighs in right around the 50lb mark.
It might take a lot of work, patience, and a whole lot of GOD power for us to get all the things we need into these suitcases, but we love the time we get to be with our team and to see how God makes it all fit. All of these moments are what builds the experience we will talk and share about for a lifetime!
These supplies are what build up our events, the hygiene packs, and so much more. It is so important that they all make it there! This is a big area we would love you to pray about with us. Customs can be a little tricky at times and the airlines have so many bags to make sure get to the right places with the right people. We know we serve a God that has bigger plans than ours and that He has gone before us and is coming with us, but we also know that He listens to us when we cry out! Will you cry out over our supplies?