We are coming to the close of day 6 here in Nicaragua and it was a great Sabbath day. It was breakfast, team devo and then TAWG before loading the bus to head to Verbo Church (that is the church the Buzbees attend). We took a moment to pray for our Mission Atlanta team, which is our 8th and 9th graders that left today on their mission.
Verbo is pretty international in feel so we recognized some songs, but struggled a bit during the sermon. But we truly were the ones blessed and had our eyes open by joining our Nica brothers and sisters in worship. The Spirit of God was most certainly in that place! We did our best to keep up with the energy of worship and to sing the songs. We also did our best to understand the sermon that was preached.
Every year, I’m reminded of the reality that while we are worshipping here in Nica, our faith family was worshipping at Wildwood as well as those from around the world that gathered this morning in worship of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Scripture reminds us that the Gospel will reach and unite “every tribe and every tongue and ever nation.” We got to experience a bit of that this morning as we were the minority in culture and in language. I have a feeling the same will be true of heaven.
After a quick pit stop to the grocery store to load up on more lunch supplies for the week, we returned to the Quinta for lunch. Then we took advantage of the Sabbath rest that we are called to. From some reading and relaxing to some pool time, everyone enjoyed having a day off from work to rest up for what we have in store this week. We had a few that needed the down time as we’ve had a bit of sickness start to spread around. In fact, please pray for those that are currently fighting something off, but also pray that the rest of the team will stay healthy!
We also used some of the afternoon to sort and fold the donated clothes which resulted in yet another Nica fashion show. Hopefully the pictures will never surface on social media!
Our evening finished up with dinner, team time and small groups. God is doing a good work in our evening time as we are opening up our hearts to His pursuit and calling us to a deeper, more intimate relationship with Him. Students are risking vulnerability as the Spirit moves in their hearts and stories are being shared
Today was much needed and we are prayerful all will heal and will be ready for a day of serving (construction) out at the ranch. Thanks for continuing to pray with us!