Thoughts, Comments, and Inspiration from College Park Church members.
Day of Preparation
For those of us who arent on the construction and medical team, today was our day of practice and preparation. Lauren , Casey, Mike Rickles and I are on Pastor Joe's ministry team (25 of us). Melissa, Jarred, Heather and Jonathon are on another team. Bailey and Ron are on medical team. They took a boat to an island today and from what I heard it was amazing experience..hopefull she or Ron can post some pics with an update. Stokes, Josh, Tebow, Allen and Blake are on the construction team, building the church in an interesting part of town I hear.
Pastor Joe is the Pastor at New Hope Community Church in Bunn NC. There are no Carey NC ppl on our team. I am super super super impressed with how organized and structured the whole outfit is. Nothing is done without first praying and meeting about every little detail. We have to meet at 7:15am on the roof and then head out early tomorrow to take a bus into the community. We are going to be putting on "community crusades" several times per day for the rest of the week. Drama, puppets, singing, dancing, translating etc.
Included are pics from today. The people we have met are very sweet and they love our Alabama dialects (I don't think we talk any different than the NC ppl, but evidently we do :). The Wifi problem has improved. Appearently the Hotel got a clue and figured when it's a full occupancy of Americans, you'd better have the internet ready to roll ;)
Again, I can't stress this enough, these ppl are pros. We are learning from some of the best. Enjoy the pics from today. Some of the city shots are from yesterday when we had some free time to site-see. Pray for us tomorrow. I'm anxious...alot of areas we are going this week include the favela that you'd typically see in pictures of South American countries.
Pastor Joe giving us insctructions.