Operation Central America

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Sunday, June 17, 2007

Childrens Team Report

We have experienced many challenges this past week presenting our program, ministered to hundreds of children and have dealt with some difficult terrain.

Many of the schools we visited in Campur did not have electricity, so our sound system could not be used. The other problem was that since the children all speak Kekchi, everything has to be translated anyway. It actually worked out fine as it gave time for the children to understand what was going on in the puppet shows, the down side was that our team had tired arms from holding up the puppets twice as long. The songs have been lead by the Guatemalan Team. They have very fun songs for the children and the team could stand up front or go amongst the children and participate in the songs. We often do not know what we are going to do when we get to a school. We have a plan and depending on the size of the school, number of children, conditions of the play area, how long it takes to get to the school (time for the program) and weather causes us to make a lot of last minute changes. The team has really had to learn to be flexible.

Ministering to the children has been the biggest joy our team have experienced. The children greet us with cheers and smiles and are eager to see what we have for them. The team will shake hands with them, give them high fives or hug the children. The children enjoy us sitting with them and having this close interaction. The team has truly loved these children. Our team will play games, have them color, blow bubbles, face paint, hand out bead bracelets, jump rope or just hang out with them. It is hard to leave these children, their smiles and hugs will be remembered for a lifetime with many of the members on the team. This team has been a joy to work with and our making an impact in their lives. They are sharing the love of Christ at every location. The Childrens Team donated several Bibles in Kekche to the church for outreach. The pastor was filled with joy as she has a need for more Bibles that the local people can learn about Christ.

The terrain to many of the schools has been bumpy as the roads in many cases are rocks that we drive on. The view is very scenic and beautiful. The schools that we have visited have difficult paths to travel to get to the school. Some were slippery due to the rain and mud, this caused us difficulty getting up and down the hills. It probably would not seem so bad, but we had to carry our duffle bags with supplies.

There is so much to tell, but I know your kids will have a more detailed report when you see them again. There have been Gigabytes of photos taken to capture as many memories as possible. I want to thank you for letting your kids come on this mission trip. These kids are doing a good job. Please continue to pray for good health, perseverence for our team and that God will continue to bless our ministry.

In Him,
Terry Dull


  • At 4:31 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Saludos de Los Estados Unidos senorita Ashley from Granny T, Grandpa Jose', Auntie Mick & Uncle Bill !! We have been keeping up with the progress you and your team members are doing. It is wonderful to be able to have such a fantastic opportunity to be able to minister the people of Guatemala in such a way that you are all doing. We pray that you will all be kept safe. We hope that you will all grow with this opportunity and bring back many memories that will last a lifetime. May you and all of the OCA team have continued blessings. Be happy, be safe and above all listen to HIM for he will guide you. We love you so much and we are so PROUD of you. We will continue to pray for you and your team. XOXOXOXOXO. Looking forward to hearing more from you. :-) P.S. How are the tortillas?

  • At 7:28 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    hi mandy doodle,hows my punkin? how come we havent heard from you? we're at your house for fathers day and we miss you a bunch! grandpas enjoying fathers day turkey and so am i.we love you lots and youre in our prayers everyday.take care of yourself you are very important to us.lots of love.grandma and grandpa

  • At 11:04 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hey Christa Monson! Are you out there? We are wondering how everything is going for you. What do you like most and least about your experience so far? We just got back from Grandpa and Grandma's house where we celebrated Father's Day. Dad had to work a 12 hour shift, so he didn't come until the end.

    Wouldn't it be cool if there were a 13th cousin? Maybe around December or January? Huh! Think about that one for a while.

    Tomorrow we start VBS. The Crams are staying at Grandpa and Grandma's house, so they will be coming to VBS with us, but the cool part is that Patrick is going to come also. Pray for him to know Jesus.

    We are praying for you and everyone on the team. Stay strong! We love you!
    Mom and Dad


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