After a few years of attempting to teach Vacation Bible School in Mexican churches with our limited Spanish abilities, one of our bi-lingual partners, Nancy Halberstadt, suggested that we offer a conference to equip the local church leaders to teach their own VBS.
A brilliant idea, and one we believe inspired by our Lord.
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MOSES 2016 McLain MS Report
29 others teens and adults left in a downpour Thursday evening. After a few hours of rain, heavy at times, we were blessed with a double rainbow, which was visible for about 45 minutes.
ENSENADA 2016 Report
When our numbers began to over-fill the two vans we had originally planned to take, we put out a plea for additional drivers. Four people responded, allowing us to add a third van. Pastor Ram and his wife Tara agreed to drive with us to San Diego. They are not yet documented to cross the border. They spent a week with a pastor friend of Ernesto and did the return trip with us. Pastors Ernesto Cordero and Rudolfo “Chavo” Ramirez offered to be flown to GR and drive to and from Ensenada with our team. They flew back to San Diego early July 25. Interestingly, Ernesto left on a 30-hour mission trip to Chihuahua with a group from his church this same evening!
Sparta, Missouri 2016 MOSES Spring Break Trip Report
On Friday, April 1, thirteen of us left Hudsonville, Michigan to travel to Sparta, Missouri
to serve on our one-week MOSES mission trip. There were ten students and three adults eagerly awaiting to see what God had in store for our upcoming week. Our trip down was a pleasant drive, with no mishaps – just the way we like to travel. On our arrival we were greeted by our host, Ed Hultgren. Ed introduced us to our home for the week, an ambulance station. We divided the ambulance wash bay into guys’ and girls’ sleeping quarters. (We sometimes played volleyball over the tarp that divided us.) There were a couple of bathrooms with showers; and also a kitchen where we could make our meals.
Our area of service that week was helping Sherry, a single lady, who suffered with rheumatoid arthritis and fibrom-yalgia. Her house was a double wide, in serious need of siding. There were places in the old siding where there were holes right through. Also next to this house where she lived, was another double wide that needed cleaning. So while some worked on the siding, others worked on taking all the stuff out of the storage house. Then we reor-ganized, and helped Sherry sort and give away some things away and put it back together. We completed siding the house, then made her some front steps and also a small deck out the back. We also put a coat of paint on the storage house. Sherry was beyond excited to see the change in her place in one week. Our team work very hard and made an amazing transformation to her place.
Toronto 2016 Report
We had another successful Toronto trip! After a late start and some serious delays en route, due to rain, snow and long blockage on the 401 from over-turned semi-trailers, we arrived at our destination at 3:00 AM!
There were twelve of us, including two first-time youth. We never heard any complaints about being tired, not getting showers or anything else. All had eager, willing hearts to serve.