November 9, 2014

Day 7---Wonderful day of Worship and Rest

Red Deer HANDS Team:

Today was a day of rest and renewal for our team.  We attended a Spanish community church in Managua.  The service started with clapping and singing along with an amazing group of musicians.  The free and easy worship style had us feeling at ease in no time.  A translator was provided so all could benefit from God’s message. 

 After a quick lunch back at the Nehemiah centre, we were all energized for out trip to the beach.    We enjoyed an afternoon jumping in the waves of the Pacific and listening to the breakers as they reached the shore.  The sights along the way to and from the beach are starting to become a little more familiar to us yet the images of tin shacks, mangy dogs, and garbage along the roadside remind us of what a different world we live in. 

This evening we were challenged by a movie that showed us how two very special individuals are spreading the restorative and renewing love of God’s grace in the shanty town of Limonade, Guatemala. It showed us the magnitude of the work yet to be done in Central America while still giving us a hope that the work of few can make a difference in the lives of many

Comments:

merleo
Nov 9, 2014 at 11:39 pm

No playing in the surf in Red Deer today. So we shoveled snow instead. But other than that, it was also a good of rest and worship. All your names were mentioned in the bulletin and especially remembered in prayer.

We will be with in our thoughts and prayers on Monday as well, when you'll be hard at work again. God bless you as you carry out your Managua mission.

Karin
Nov 10, 2014 at 7:24 am

Our message today was about the inequality in the world. We are to be God's hands as He reaches out to those in need. You are the "being" and "doing". I pray for many blessing for all of you as you continue with this project. Yes, keep the pictures coming. When you are hot and sit in the the shade, think "cold and snow"!!

ArleneO
Nov 10, 2014 at 6:19 pm

So nice to see how your day of fellowship and rest was spent! No full immersion baptism required but I'm sure both the worship service and the ocean were a time of refreshing!

As you go into your second week, I send love & prayers for safety, energy, fun, joy, confirmation and fulfillment!

Author Christian D. Larson writes:

“If you would serve God and be truly religious, do not kneel before God, but learn to walk with God, and do something tangible every day to increase the happiness of mankind. This is religion that is worthwhile, and it is such religion alone that can please the Infinite.”

I think this very articulately speaks to what the Hands Team is doing in Nicaragua!

Blessings to you all!!

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