Day Two Report: Servant Leaders

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Day Two: July 12th / 10:30pm local time.

Day 2 was amazing!  Our kids woke up tired but were immediately energized when we made it to our job sites.

Just a snapshot of our day:

  • Mowing a yard with machetes
  • Making home visits to shut-ins from the local church
  • Playing with kids at House of Hope while their mothers made crafts to sell
  • More sanding and painting
  • Digging up tree stumps
  • Listening to the testimony of a 27 year old women who had spent over seven years of her life as a prostitute. Watching as a few of our girls surrounded her after her story and prayed for her.
  • And more stories of service and love.

After dinner tonight we spent the evening in worship at Centro de Fe y Vida Nueva. This event was unique but powerful. The local congregation made us feel extremely welcome.  The music was beautiful and the message (shared through an interpreter) was strong!

leadersTonight as I close my thoughts, I am extremely thankful for and to the leaders I have on this trip:

Debbie Gilcrease

Bud Willoughby

Royd Graham

Lynn Foglesong

Todd York

Mickey Rodrigues

Stephanie Hardman

Shirley Thomas

Each of these leaders are the epitome of “lead by example.” From sanding and painting to simply playing a late night game of cards, these leaders are authentic and available!  I am blown away by their love for this group of students.  They took off work not to watch their kids serve, but to serve with them!  This is a beautiful picture of the Empowered Homes core value our church shares.  The kids and I are blessed to have them.

Keep your prayers coming!

One thought on “Day Two Report: Servant Leaders

    Tom Mote said:
    July 13, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Thank you leaders for giving of yourselves–your time and energy and resources–to help us and our kids learn how to be better disciples–by being the hands and feet of Christ. We are humbled by your service and appreciate you all.

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