Final Day in La Esmeralda

Pastor Rob made the phone call tonight. Here are the highlights from our conversation.

The final VBS was a smaller crowd of children. Because of the rain the last couple of days, the children were not able to get to school due to a flooded river. A total of 32 children received Christ  this week. What a joy!

The team hiked to the waterfall and encountered some bees along the way. One person was stung and had a reaction, but the doctor was on it and he's doing fine. The waterfall a beautiful spot tucked back in the jungle. I'm sure there will be pictures to follow in the next couple of days.

Because of work schedules, the church has their highest attended service on Thursday evening. The team performed a drama, Kerri sang a solo and Pastor Rob preached with Pastor Denis doing the translating. Once the service was over, it was time to say their good byes to the children and adults they have met this week. It is always amazing how quickly the bonds are formed that change our lives forever. Saying goodbye is always hard!

Tomorrow they pack everything up and depart early for the long drive down the mountain and back to Managua. The Nicaragua team is traveling with them for one last day together. They will enjoy an activity tomorrow afternoon to have some fun together, have a special dinner and share what God is doing in each of them as a result of this experience.

Thank you for following their journey. Please pray for safety as they begin their journey home and for God to continue the work He is doing in each team and all those they had the opportunity to touch this week.