Operation Central America

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

An extraordinary day.

Today was not an ordinary day.  It was extraordinary.

It started with the whole region losing electricity from 6am-4pm.  Three of our five teams use a sound system for every presentation.  What were we going to do? So we prayed and then left in faith for a full day.  Pastor Nery said that they were looking for generators.

The service team had already left before the rest of us, but then we saw them on the side of the road.  Jane told us that the breaks were having problems so the driver started pulling over.  As he was slowing down and crossing the white line, the front right tire blew out.  Nothing happened because they were already slowing down and pulling over.  Everyone was safe.  We believe, though, that because of all of your prayers, God protected our service team.  God is a protector.

Because the service team was on the side of the road, they jumped into our bus and came with us to our ministry location.  The med team, sports and children’s team were all in the same area during the morning.  No generator, however, was ever brought to that location.  Jane, our service team leader, had a small little portable sound cube that she had brought to play music for the service team while they were painting and working.  The sports and drama team and children’s team borrowed this mini sound system that would not have been there if the brakes and tire had been working.  God is a not only a protector, he is a provider!

The sports and drama team did receive a generator in the afternoon.  They had problems with it though.  It wasn’t amplifying the sound correctly.  When it was time for the drama, however, Jason pushed the button on his iPod and the song played perfect.  For the entire 6 minute song our drama team gave one of their best performances.  When the song was over, the generator stopped working.  God’s timing is perfect.

The mime team was supposed to perform at a school this afternoon but the performance was canceled.  So it was looking like the mime squad would not have the opportunity to serve in the afternoon.  The idea came up at lunch to perform in the central park.  This is a common place where Chris and the mime teams have performed in different cities over the years but this year they couldn’t get the permits to make it happen.  We sent someone anyone to try and find the mayor and get a permit.  Within three hours we had found the mayor and he signed the permit with the permission to use the city square from 3-5pm.  This was a miracle.  Without over exaggerating, the mime team performed in front of over 1200 people this afternoon.  There were people everywhere.  It was a Holy Spirit movement!  Many made decisions to follow or rededicate their lives to Jesus.  God is powerful.

What can I say?
God is a protector.
God is a provider.
God’s timing is perfect.
God is powerful.
It was an extraordinary day because we serve an extraordinary God.

Tomorrow we travel to Solola for our final day of service!

Thanks for all of your prayers and support!
Good night!


  • At 9:21 AM , Blogger Halbakkens said...

    Absolutely amazing! Fills my heart with love for an awesome God and knowing He is with you is such an encouragement! Continued prayers for you all!

  • At 10:18 AM , Blogger Pamella Beachey said...

    i wasn't going to comment... However this has me in awe of our Great God!! How can one be silent?

    Your ways, God, are holy. What god is as great as our God? You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples. Psalm‬ ‭77‬:‭13-14‬

    You rock Teams!! Keep in step with the Spirit. Praying for more opportunities. This is about impromptu learning and obeying. God is So Good! 1200 in a park? AWESOME!!
    Love love love you all and Love to Holly. Can't wait to hear and see you!!
    Mama Beachey

  • At 4:46 PM , Blogger Sydney Kiffmeyer said...

    Mason, we are so excited and encouraged to read the blogs each day and to hopefully see a glimpse of you in a picture. I feel so close to all of you when I sit quietly and pray for all of you. We all look forward to having you home soon and hearing all the stories you have to share. Stay healthy and finish strong! I'm so proud of you, Mason! You are blessing to so many!! Love Mom

  • At 6:16 PM , Blogger McCloskey Family said...

    Hi Everyone!
    I cannot believe you are on the last leg of your service! Wow! All this work and preparation has been put forth and what an abundance of blessings you have bestowed upon these people. I am sure you touched a lot of hearts, and it sure sounds like a lot of people and situations have touched you more than you anticipated. Praise God! It is so amazing to see the work that all of you have done through Him. It gives me chills and just makes my heart dance! I am so honored to have my daughter Maddie be a part of this group with all of you. Thank you all so much for all you are doing everyone!
    Praying that you all have a wonderful last few days, and the farewells will be okay. I am sure it will be sad to leave feeling that there is still so much work to be done there. Remember you lead by example and next years group will follow up with the foundation you have put down these past two weeks.
    We love you Maddie! We miss you! Drink lots of water and use up those camera cards! LOTS of pictures!
    Love Mom

  • At 10:29 PM , Blogger David Kimball said...

    So proud of all of you and thank you for the work you are doing! I was just thinking the other day about the host families who have so graiously opened their homes and lives to all of you. I feel grateful to those families for taking care of each of you. Many prayers for those families as well!

    Can't wait to see all of you and especially that boy of ours...Christopher! Love you!

    Mom Kimball

    Dear Christopher, my brother, my friend, and lastly, my bro.

    You and I are like the jonas brothers, except we would be called the bronas brothers. Because we are bros. My time in colorado was great and I can see why you loved it so much. I got to see the scenery and most importantly, got to experience God through teachings and testimonies.
    You and your group are really changing things for the better of the comunity.

    Nathan Kimball

  • At 10:44 PM , Blogger Sue Bosshardt said...

    Thank you so much for these detailed daily posts, especially today's that reminded us so vividly that God is protector, provider, perfect, powerful and always present! Praying for all of you to finish strong and to continue to show Jesus in the amazing ways you have been the entire trip. We miss you Jake B. Great to see you juggling!


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