Sunday, August 31, 2014

Highlight of Summer Ministry

A highlight of this summer's ministry was a team from Calvary Bible Ministries, NH joining together in ministry with our dear friends and co-laborers from the Church of the Good Shepherd from Chaupimolino, Ecuador to do VBS in two towns, Borja (in the morning) and Baeza (in the afternoon). Ninety plus children in each area participated in VBS this year where Gospel was clearly presented.
VBS 2014 Ministry Team
Baeza area children
New friends were made
Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes were handed out at the end of VBS.

Children went home with the Gospel in hand 

Interaction with children
Face and hand painting was a hit
God's love was shared
Hearts were changed
Ministry with purpose in Borja
Borja Children

It was an emotionally charged, fun-filled week that left us all exhausted but so blessed knowing God will continue the work begun in hearts and lives. Thank you so much for your partnership in ministry to the people of the areas of Borja, Baeza and surrounding areas.

Summer's beginnings 2014

El Maestro
Summer began with preparations for teams and for VBS 2014 in Borja and Baeza. Cleaning, preparation for painting and cement work needed to be done and work days also provided fellowship. 
Prep work for painting

An energetic group from Tennessee arrived to do a variety of ministry activities to bring encouragement to San Francisco de Borja and to the church in Baeza. Pastor Clay, with Dan's translation help brought a Family Conference to Baeza.

Pastor Clay and Pastor Dan

20 care packages were purchased and delivered to needy families in Borja

A room needed for VBS in Baeza was painted

An evangelistic program was held at the Double Amor School for children with special needs. The Gospel was shared through a painting and Samaritan Purse Operation Christmas Child provided shoeboxes for the students of the school. There were lots of happy faces that day and parents were given time to share their stories and were prayed with.

Your ministry in prayer and giving is vital! We appreciate your sacrifice in bringing the Gospel many here in the Oriente.