***Special guest blogger Emily from the Holy Trinity Church Service Team***
WE FINISHED THE WORKSHOP! PRAISE THE LORD! We finished our assigned project in 4 days and we’re able to start digging the trench for the electricity to be brought out to the workshop, since it is towards the back of the property. We were even able to put the piping in, and glue the piping together. Successful day. Biggest highlight of the trench digging…was finding 2 dead chickens. Then, having to move the duck coop to dig the trench behind the coop.
Lots of animals at The Juniper Tree, if we haven’t told you yet. 2 goats: Ya and Yo. A dog named Negrito. 7 chickens. 7 ducks. (Who don’t like each other.) And now a little kitten.
…But what was even more successful was the 4pm bonfire, s’mores, sing song, volleyball and conversing with all the children and house mothers. The little ones LOVED the s’mores and kept asking for mas, with lots of chocolate on their faces from their previous s’more. All this lead into dinner with the children in their homes, where conversations continued and relationships were strengthened. Everyone was having way too much fun to stop and take any pictures.
AAAAND JUST WHEN WE THOUGHT IT HAD GOTTEN GOOD…THEN CAME DEVOTIONS. One of the older boys, such a cool dude, lead us in worship. His buddies we’re playing backup on drums and various other instruments. A room of about 50, mainly children’s voices, singing unto the Lord, pretty powerful. And listen to how awesome this is…THE JUNIPER TREE IS GOING ON A MISSION TRIP! In the middle of August, the kids are headed to help Earthquake victims and are going to evanglize and share Christ’s love to the hurting, so they did they’re dance for us and then we joined in. Check the youtube video of some Xtreme Kids trying to be as cool as the Juniper Tree kids. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkDzVf8dNAM
When it finally got to our turn…we read the story of the woman at the well, then re-enacted it with a skit. Lane was the well. Hunter- Jesus. It was awesome. Mal was the Samaritan woman at the well….the rest of us, dressed as either a Pharisee or a disciple.
All this…just the tip of the ice burg for sure. A very busy remaining 48 hours– please pray for strength and good health, strong finishes. Tomorrow morning-the girls will go visit with local women who need encouraging, please pray that the Lord gives us His words.
Psalm 34: 5 “Those who look to Him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed.” AMEN AND AMEN. What we witnessed tonight…
The weather is here. Wish you were beautiful,
Team Vanilla Cookie Monster.