Operation Central America

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

God's heart is for the orphan

Today we sadly left San Marcos.  It has been an incredible stay.  The pastor of Mount Olives Church prayed us out and the prayer ended with him in tears.  It was a powerful 5 days. 

We headed to Solola and Eagle’s Next Orphanage.  This is a place that has 48 orphans, but they also have a school (190 students) and a feeding program (130 kids) and a church.  It’s a remarkable place.   How can I describe it?  It’s the most beautiful and well run orphanage I have ever seen or heard of.  Check out the website: eaglesnestint.org.

We opened the med clinic when we got here and they saw 87 orphans and workers connect to Eagle’s Nest!  Our med team has seen over 1300 patients on this trip!  This is incredible.
The mime, drama, and children’s teams all performed for the kids and did a great job.  We played with them all afternoon.  The service team did a little bit of painting and cleaning.  But then the service team and some of the sports team pulled out a couple of stumps and moved a bunch of wood.  It was hard work but we all felt blessed to help this community.

Tonight we worshiped the Lord with singing, did some sharing, and Mason Kiffmeyer from the sports and drama team preached a message about having a spirit of joy instead of getting dragged into complaining.  He did great! People in a large group sharing time confessed that they had complained on the trip and thanked Mason for his message. 

I challenged the kids tonight, that although we completed our last ministry day, the mission trip is not over.  To stay focused and continue to pursue Christ and ask the Lord what he wants to say and do in and through our lives in the next three days.

Good night from Eagle’s Nest!
-Mark















3 Comments:

  • At 9:13 AM , Blogger Nina Gravelle said...

    Happy Birthday Anna! You will remember this birthday forever. I am so excited to hear more about your trip. You will make a great nurse someday with all that experience. Grandma and I miss you today as were making strawberry jam. See you soon! Love, Mom

     
  • At 10:16 AM , Blogger Julie Warrick said...

    Happy Birthday Anna from the Warricks! It has been so great for us to read the daily updates and see all the wonderful pictures of the trip. What amazing work you are doing for the people of Guatemala! God bless you all. We can't wait to hear all about your trip Abby! We love you and are looking forward to seeing you Saturday! Dad, Mom and Ellen

     
  • At 1:04 PM , Blogger Lisa said...

    Happy birthday, Anna from the Holt family! It's a beautiful day here in EP and we are praying that the Guatemala team finishes strong! Ashley Holt: we love you, we miss you and we are anxious to hug you! Brodie and Sasha keep wandering in and out if your room looking for you. 😘🙏🙋

     

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