|VBS with the Short-term Team from Belize November 2011|
We are not satisfied with simply teaching biblical truths during our activities, but our desire is to purposefully plant ourselves into the lives of the kids we minister to in order to model and counsel the Word of God into the daily decisions and struggles.
As soon as the Honduran public schools closed their doors mid-November for school break, Rancho Oasis’ gates were open Monday through Saturday with a purpose to “get more involved” in the lives of the kids we minister too.
|Youth Putting Up w/ Jon Photos|
It has been exciting to see the teens get genuinely excited about digging into the Word. Of course, playing UNO is also a blast! Please pray for Arturo, Kevin, Lesley, Maria, Yanitza, Elam, Chilo, Eyli (not pictured), Tania (not pictured), and José (not pictured).
|Rock On, Colin!|
Please pray for the boys and girls involved: Joel, Elam, Yemer, Aldo, Leandro (not pictured), Gerson (not pictured), Nexser (not pictured), Cesar (not pictured) and Karen Lisette (not pictured).
|Inaugural Pre-game Photo|
|Stretching the Funny Bone|
|Jesus: Author of Life Study|
|Antonio leading Brayan & Zoeva|
We have been blessed to get to know two young men and two young women through horsemanship and riding classes, as well as Bible studies using the New Life in Christ Curriculum.
|Casa de Esperanza Kids|
|Friday Children's Church (Can you find Colin?)|
|Yalbana & her cousin, Elena|
|Studying the Life of Jesus|
|Mare and the Yellow-haired Monkeys|
|Sharing Scripture B4 the Film.|
Naomi “graduated” from the local kindergarten. She has continued her education at home with Marillyn and a home school curriculum.
|Francisco (Chilo) y su padrino|
|Tobi's New Hobby - Sitting in Boxes|
|French Toast Sunday|
|Belizeans and the crew of kids|
|Brushing on Wood Sealer|
|Mildew Removal Crew|
|Jump-the-Bucket VBS Game|
|Adobe Brink Crew|
|Prepping Mud & Pine Needle Mix|
|Moving Mix to Wood Mold|
|Drying Mud Bricks|
|Naomi & Wayne Flying a Kite|
Concerning the property, we are still working with the owners to determine a price. We’ve sent them a contract to rent the property on a monthly basis and terms for determining the price, but mostly due to the holidays, have not heard back. So, we continue to wait and pray for their response and the Lord’s direction.
We will continue on the current “school break” schedule through mid-February. Please, keep the daily activities, kids, and staff in your prayers.
Thanks, for your patience on getting this post out. Two months is too long to wait! So, I plan on putting up a post soon from our most recent short-term missions team we hosted over the holidays! (This post will includes details of the food baskets!)