Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Skycrest Work Day

Skycrest worked hard today on 2 different projects. The first group picked up where last week's mission team left off on the concrete floor in the cafeteria.... and they finished leveling the rest of the floor!!!! Yeah!! The second group painted the outside of the church classrooms. It looks great!!!! In addition, we started the day with an excellent devotional time in Romans 8 and personal prayer time surrounded by the beautiful Costa Rican landscape. We had a very basic breakfast, but an amazing Tico lunch & dinner made by our Costa Rican cooks. At 4pm we went to the government subsidized housing community about 2 miles from the church and passed out flyers inviting the kids to our carnaval tomorrow. The carnaval will start at 4pm tomorrow (Wed) afternoon and will consist of face painting, water balloon fights, arts & crafts, games, sports, and culminate with a David & Goliath skit including a gospel presentation. Please pray for great things tomorrow!! After passing out the flyers we headed to the Banyan Resources property to tour the land, explore the vision, and pray for God's provisions. After our awesome dinner Mitch preached a challenging message from Judges 1 about embracing God's call on our lives and faithfully obeying God to follow His call. Mitch received his call into fulltime ministry when he was in 10th grade while on a mission trip... the same age as several of his students who are on this mission trip. It's exciting to think of how many people we've seen God call into fulltime ministry while on our Costa Rica mission trips over the past 6 years... God seems to get our undivided attention when we leave our comforts & distractions to go on a short term mission trip. We can't help but be excited about our next 5 days with this wonderful group of young people. OK people... it's almost time to leave the internet cafe & head back to the church... don't forget to leave a comment & words of encouragement below for the students & interns... we read them to the crew every few nights... hasta mañaña =)