GRACE III 2017 (6/29/17)

Written by Teddie on June 29th, 2017

Where has this week gone?  It is shortly after 3:00AM and the majority (23) of the team just left GRACE Mountain headed for the airport in Guatemala City.  From there they will board either an American Airlines plane headed to Miami, FL or a Delta plane headed to Atlanta.  The remaining folks (all Thelma Baptist) will leave GRACE Mountain at 7:30AM and will board the early afternoon Delta flight.  (I sure appreciate Pastor BJ Parson getting up to pray over these team members who left for the earlier flights.  What can I say?)

Wednesday was basically a perfect ending to a really good week of ministry.  The team once again fed the students at the My Special Treasure School.  I do not know what the meal consisted of but I know it was good and well received.  A shout out goes to Coach Eric Collier and the Theodore High School varsity football team as they personally gave the money to make these meals possible.  Thank you Coach Collier and players.

Also, the Friendship VBS along with a couple of generous donations provided three months (July, August, September) rent for this school.  What a blessing!

The team drove back to the village and dedicated the twenty four houses.  There was one salvation decision which is obviously the highlight of the trip – praise the Lord.  That is why we do what we do!

An early supper at Pizza Hut was followed by a team share time which lasted about two hours.  Those times can be so special and this one was just that – special.  The highlight was Makenzie Conn serenading Soy with a somewhat Southern Gospel song.  Brought tears to his eyes!

So, we are thankful to God for all He has done.  Thankful to Ethelsville Baptist Church, Thelma Baptist Church, and Durant Chapel Baptist Church for partnering with Friendship Baptist.  We arrived as a team and left as a family – only God!

One final thought – rumor has it that a new pancake house “could” soon be opening in the greater Grand Bay Area.  “Pancakes by Sanna” will be the name and the slogan will be “our pancakes really ‘stick’ to you!”

Thank you for praying.  Thank you for checking on these fine folks!


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