Joanna’s Missions Trip

 

I  can’t believe it has been over a month since I got home from our mission trip.  My husband and I along with my two kids had the privilege to go to Antigua on a mission trip in August.  We went along with one other adult, 2 college age students, and 3 teens…..10 in total.  This is the first missions trip we have gone on and I can’t wait to go on another.  Although the next one is not scheduled until 2016.  I encourage everyone to go on one if you get a chance.  I put up Facebook status everyday to let everyone back home know what was going on.  Later on I realized it was a great way to capture our memories of the trip.   Below is the chronicles of the trip.  One of the teens helped make shirts for the trip and put our theme verse for the trip on it.

 

For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many………….Mark 10:45

Day one….It was nice leaving this morning for our missions trip knowing that God is with us always and that my parents are at the house to take care of things. We are ready to have an amazing trip. Pray that Gods will work in each of our lives and that we will listen and obey Him. I love the fact I will be in full time ministry even if it is just two weeks. We already know God will be stretching us in many ways. I will added updates as I can. Love you all and keep us in your prayers

Day two…Busy travel day…God is good all the time….all the time God is good…VBS bag was exactly 50 lbs…somehow my bag did not get weight… The Bakers are great, found out they have a connect with one of our former Pastor. Visited the Church were we will have VBS, much different then our own. It will be great to serve them the next 4 days. Pray for us as we do VBS the next 4 days.

Day three….What a great day. We had 27 kids for VBS. Everyone did great…so proud of Dan who gave a great lesson to the 7-10 year Olds. Marietta and Julia did great with the songs. Tyler had fun with the games. Chris, Tyler, Pastor Sean and Vinny had a great opening skit.  Christian did great as Max with the puppet and the kids like him in general. Ryan was a great help in so many areas. And I of course took lots of pictures.

Day 4…. We had 49 at VBS…. Marietta, Christian and my class has 19…. Age 2-6. We had 2-16 years olds attend today. Test of the day for my group we thought we left our Bible verse and coloring papers back at the house…..we grouped together and figured out something else…… Just about then the papers showed up in the totally wrong place. We passed the test!!! the kids are learning the songs and Julia is doing great leading them. Vinny, Marietta, Tyler, Julia and Chris hike a hill today and took in the awesome creation of God. Ryan hand washed the Lunch dished and made food for himself today…so grown up. And Dan was the glue of the group as always. We see how little they have here and yet they are so happy we are very spoiled people. We wish we had brought more to share with them, but we know we have brought the most important thing….the GOOD News of Jesus Christ. thank you for the prays.

Day five….We had 57 today 24 in the youngest class. Everything went well. Team went to the beach while I stayed back and work on a video and also babysat the famous spaghetti. After dinner we met a new friend, pastor Martin he give us his testimony and told us how instrumental Caribbean Radio Lighthouse was. We also found out that he knows another of our past pastors. The team is really tired tonight and struggling so pray for them. Pray for all of us as we present the gospel. May they be ready for harvest. Overall it has been a great trip so far. To God be the glory!!!Continue Reading