Saturday, February 21, 2015

Church Camp

Thank you for praying for the church youth this past weekend. We feel God truly heard and answered. 
We met here in this open classroom three to four times each day for prayer services, worship, teaching and debates. Pray that the Word that went out during this time would take root in their hearts. 
We visited a local church Sunday. It was a full crowd as several other church camps were visiting there too. The visiting pastor had an excellent message for the youth. "You may have come here to get away from carnival but you can still be there in your hearts and on your phones."
The food was delicious especially because it was prepared with love by several older sisters in the church who came along. This is "Diri koulè ak kabrit", also know as colored rice with goat. We bought two goats at the local market and butchered them there. 
Discussion after the evening service. Bartony, Rebecca, Wismith and Pete. 
This is the Mardi Gras truck being covered for the night. Unbeknownst to us, the people living at the school we camped at were in charge of heading up the local Mardi Gras parade for the town. They spent the afternoon getting everything ready and left from the school with music blaring and girls a-glimmering. It was a bit of a culture clash, the church getting ready for the next service, the world getting ready for the next party. 
We really saw the power of prayer when it returned that evening and scarcely a head turned from the church because of the intense interest in the work of the Spirit in the service. Blessed be the name of the Lord! 

Cleaning up the kitchen. 
Group photo. (This wasn't everybody. )
Beautiful Port Salut. 

Thursday, February 12, 2015


This time of year the school does a soccer tournament between the different grades. 
It is also this time of year that the youth from the church take a special trip they call camp; except it often is sleeping in the classrooms of a school in another area and not really camping per se. The Garber family is planning to go along at least for a few days. Please pray for them. 
Camp is a five day event designed to get the youth away from home during Carnival/Mardi Gras. Please pray for the mission over this time. It is a very rowdy time to say the least, and at its worst can be violent. A carnal atmosphere pervades, and the powers of darkness are especially palpable. 

Monday, February 9, 2015