One more post to squeeze in before 31 Days starts tomorrow!! This will be my third year joining the challenge! Excited to see what everyone is up to. Don’t miss out! Goes LIVE tomorrow (October 1) between 8-10 pm EST. Find me in the FOOD section.
Been meaning to re-cap all my travel events from the month of August. Finally wrote up a photo post from my Shaklee Global trip and wanted to do the same for our VBS Mission trip to Hialeah/Miami.
Two of my three boys and I travelled across the state to share our church’s VBS program with another church who could not afford to put on their own. I know we had many prayer warriors on our side as we headed off with new friends…to make even more new friends. Most of our team had not met before the trip. The first day we drove there, set up and had VBS and it went amazingly well. We did not have as big of a turn out as we had hoped, but the unity among our group and the church we were working with was beautiful.
Among our team, my boys were the ONLY boys. Lots of girls! My nine-year old was fine with it until about the third day when he expressed how he was missing his male friends back home. My three-year old on the other hand…was on cloud nine! He was the youngest on our team and so all the girls (ages 7-16) wanted to play with him, chase him and carry him around. I am sure you will notice from some of the pictures that he didn’t mind AT ALL!
It was a week of blessings! So many new friends made, the gospel was freely shared and we can’t wait to do it again next summer!!
Drove, set up and jumped right into VBS that evening. Busy day!
Settled-in to our bunk house accommodations.
Fun at a local park. Especially exciting when the goat got loose! Sorry…didn’t get a picture of that one
Trying to get two boys to smile for the camera…not so much.
Muscle work! Moving mattresses for the mission. SO VERY HOT that day!
Beach day before heading home. Boys thought is was awesome to find coconuts on the beach, so we had to bring a couple home with us!
LOVE this picture
He likes it!
Pretty much how we all felt by the end of the week…
Love this song When you haven’t the strength, understanding or clarity to understand/handle your current circumstances…all you have to do is…Just Say Jesus. He already knows He is bigger than the mountain you are facing.
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. Romans 8:26
Power in the name, Thank you Jesus!
As I write this I am preparing for a missions trip with two of my three boys. By the time you read this we will be back already I’ll put together an update post about the trip that you can find over on my blog.
I am looking forward to this opportunity, especially for my 9-year-old son. We live in a society where even those of us with very little have so much more than the rest of the world. We are very much used to instant gratification and often so spoiled but we don’t even realize it! I am hoping this trip will open his eyes to thinking outside of his own little world and show him what REAL need is like. I hope and pray that he will embrace this opportunity to give and learn. I pray that he will know how blessed we can be by blessing others.
Read the rest of this post over at DAY@DAYJOYS.COM where I contributed earlier this week!