Monday, July 19, 2010


Today was the first day of Dios es Amor's VBS. There were about 275 kids and young adults who came, and if the typical pattern persists, there will be around 300 by the end of the week. Abraham is in charge of the games, and I'm helping him. The attendees are divided into six groups: babies, 4 - 6 year olds, 7 - 9, 10 - 12, and 13 - 18. There is also a group of young women who have been attending VBS since they were children, and they continue to come. The hardest group to manage with the games is the 4 - 6 year olds (the babies don't come out with us). These youngsters are easily distracted and often don't understand or follow directions.

Please pray for the VBS. Pray for the volunteers who are in charge of groups, working in the kitchen, working in games, organizing crafts, helping with the booklets, and teaching lessons. The VBS is a big undertaking each year. Pray for the hearts of all who attend, that those who do not have a relationship with Jesus will be open to accepting him into their hearts and that those who do know him would be closer to him.

Yesterday in Huejotzingo, Abraham went to visit Don Ezekiel. It had been quite awhile since we last saw him. The two of them talked for a long time, and Don Ezekiel talked of his rancor toward his father and his anger over injustice in the world. He sees no reason to pardon his father. Please pray that God will change his heart so that he can let go of the burden of anger and accept Jesus into his life.

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