This post is coming to you live from the dining room in The Hotel Ramirez. We just feasted on a delicious meal consisting of mashed potatoes, grilled vegetables, barbeque ribs and mangos (which we picked ourselves)!
Today was a day full of firsts. Teams learned a variety of things native to the Chanco people- making corn tortillas, washing clothes at the local well, playing soccer, riding horses, how to pick/throw rocks at mangos and many other things.
Our teams have enjoyed dividing and conquering the village of Chancó. Today my team had a conversation with two young women at the local well. We were able to share the true story of the woman at the well in the bible. It was really cool to be able to relate to them directly and let them know how important they are in the eyes of Christ. We were able to share the gospel and pray for them. They were very recieving and seemed to take away more information about Jesus and the gospel. We pray that seeds have been planted in these young hearts and that fruit will come to bear soon.
Our hearts are so full as we leave the village each day knowing that the people of Chancó and receving the truth of Scripture and willing to offer hospitality to our teams. We pray bodly for their hearts to change and be smitten with the gospel but trust the Lord’s will in His timing.
Adios Church Family!]
[Hola Amigos! Yesterday was the first day we visited homes in the village of Chancó, and to be honest it was a little awkward. Today was much better; conversations flowed more smooth. Today it was easier to connect to the people in Chancó. It was really cool because we met with a family of believers today and seeing how they live and how they are truly living for the Lord and we got to encourage them to continue living that way.
The last house we met with we were talking to them and they really seem to know the gospel. They were telling us about how they didn’t really like the Catholic church and there was a lot they disagreed with. That was really cool and really encouraging to see because we thought there was only one family of believers in the village- so it was nice to see another family that said they pray to Jesus and not to the Saints. We encouraged them to press on and consider starting a Bible study in their home. I thought it was awesome that we got to talk to two families today who acknowledge Jesus.
Also, soccer was awesome. I wasn’t very good, but I tried my best.]
[Today we got to go back to the house of the little 10 year old we shared Jesus with yesterday…we told you about him on the blog. His name is Evbin. His whole family was there and we got to talk to them and that was really cool. They seem to undersatnd what we were talking about and seemed interested in what we were saying. We shared the same story with them as we did Evbin and they were really open to it.]