Day 7- Sabado (Saturday)

July 11, 2015/ Nicarauga 2015/ Mission Team

Our day began with an early start, as we only worked a half day at the church site, before heading off to Marta’s feeding station. The large 80 pound cement blocks, which form the lower half of the church walls, are now in place, which means Monday will be a busy day of adding smaller cement blocks and mixing the mortar to slap in between. Before leaving the site today, we handed out baseball caps to several of the Nicaraguan workers. We had two matching caps leftover which we promptly gave to the two young, twin boys who are always playing around the site. It’s amazing how God provides exactly what we need!

Marta, the dynamo who leads the Saturday meal and Bible program at the Iglesia del Dios Viviente (Church of the Living God) in Managua.

Marta, the dynamo who leads the Saturday meal and Bible program at the Iglesia del Dios Viviente (Church of the Living God) in Managua.

Marta is an enthusiastic, Christian woman who provides lunch and runs a Bible Club for children every Saturday. As a team, we were able to serve the children a nutritious lunch and participate in a portion of the children’s program afterwards. We joined in singing Spanish songs accompanied by lively actions. Our group recognized one of the songs as “Jesus, You’re My Superhero”, which has been sung on numerous occasions at Glenbrook. We too, had the opportunity to sing a couple of Spanish songs, as well as two English songs for Marta’s kids. No matter the language you sing, the country from which you come, we all can praise God’s name together.

Children waving bibles given to them today.

Children waving bibles given to them today.

Later in the afternoon, a young boys’ baseball team joined us at the compound. The team’s leader, Mauricio, runs a Sports Ministry for boys of a variety of ages. What was supposed to be a friendly game of soccer was quickly changed (due to a downpour) to the watching of a movie about David and Goliath followed by puppet making and snacks. The boys were thrilled to work with crayons and stickers, something that is not very familiar to them. What joy was reflected in their faces as they created with these new materials. We also provided them with gift bags containing candy, gum, stickers, and little inflatable balls, to name just a few.

Although we are sure that all who we meet are blessed by God through us, we know too with certainty that God is richly blessing us through them. It has been another day of witnessing God’s faithfulness to His children.