We love candy
Los ninos disfrutan las pinatas
We were very happy to receive a letter from the first mission group of 2012, who had the opportunity to work with the feeding program and children around the community of Azacualpa. Ministries of Faith is greatly blessed by each and every group that comes to work at the Home. We encourage you to be a part of this ministry by praying, visiting us with a mission group or by helping the ministry in a financial way. We look forward to hearing from YOU.
The following journal was written by Tina Weber, a mission volunteer from Iowa.
Okay, so maybe this isn’t exactly what Jesus meant in
Matthew 20:16. Our team from the
Our team of seventeen included some that were able to
experience cross-cultural missions together as family units. We had a family of
seven, a mother-daughter pair, a father-daughter pair and a husband-wife-son
trio. The Tweedy family sent their oldest son, Mathew, ahead by a couple of
months to work with and learn from the Zelayas. Mathew was also able to lay
some groundwork, literally, for the rest of the team. He worked with Dago and
others to help get cement floors poured in the classrooms so that we could use
them for small group discussion time during
Months before heading to
Our team arrived in
On Sunday, January 1st, we welcomed our first group of children to experience the “Black Day” of our Festival of Colors. Through lessons and skits, the children learned how sin entered the world and that we are all sinners. On Day 2, the “Red Day”, we learned that God requires the shedding of blood for the forgiveness of our sins and Jesus’ death on the Christ met that requirement. Day 3, the “White Day”, we learned that when we accept the gift of Christ’s sacrifice we are made white and clean again; the blackness of our sin is erased by His blood. Day 4, “the Green and Gold Day”, we learned that we have new life in Christ, we are able to grow in our faith during this life and that Jesus has prepared a place for us in heaven. Each day, the lesson was taught in a large group format and reinforced by skits, small group discussion, songs, memory verses, crafts and games. The children were given “points” for each day of attendance, participation and learning memory verses.
Keeping with our theme, “A Festival of Colors”, we hosted a carnival on the last day of VBS. The carnival included: clowns, carnival games, piñatas, popcorn and juice. At the carnival, we had a store where the children could spend their “points” to buy prizes.
Our team was also able to participate in and attend two
other worship services while at the Children’s Home. Our praise band played and
our pastor brought a message (translated by Dago) at the regular Sunday evening
service and at a special service in the Azacualpa town square. We thoroughly
enjoyed breaking God’s Word, worshiping and fellowshiping with our Honduran
brothers and sisters. We were also privileged to be able to purchase and
distribute groceries to some families in Azacualpa. Our last day in
The team from the Marshalltown E Free Church wishes to express our sincere gratitude to Dago, Dilia, Alex, Mariana and everyone at the Children’s Home for their gracious hospitality to us. We count it a privilege to have served with you and we look forward to years of continuing ministry with you.