Ukraine summer mission - Day 5
It is great to see your comments and prayers, they are being passed onto team members.
Today is our last day of proper work as we have our day off on Saturday which allows us to relax and spend time together as a team and with the villagers. I have no idea where the week has gone, it goes so quickly. Simon you are correct they don't only want one re-match but two lol!
We can't take for granted how blessed we have been so far on this mission. I feel like God has really had his hand on us all this week and blessed us in little things and big things.
I have an update from the medical and community team which Duncan McLaren, a new member of the team whose family have joined us from Newmarket, they have been a real blessing to the team this year was able to provide.
The commuinty team had a pensioners club in Gyula, the previous clubs have gone so well the massage that Wendy and Hannah Satterthwaite have provided being a highlight for many villagers. Duncan was pulled into help with the medical que which was over 70 by 8.15. Rachel was called away to do some home visits which left the community team a bit stretched and leaving Linda and Sonia to run the pensioners club on their own. However, like with most things here everyone is willing to help and have been so flexible, Akos was able to help with the medical que and Duncan could help with the Pensioners club. The home visits by the community team have been great and even with a busy schedule they still managed 4 visits in Nevetlan. The team was praising God for help given and many encouragements.
The outreach team have continued to do so well. It's been wonderful to see Simon and the team share the Gospel message with previously unreached villages.
The Youth camp has been such a great success, so praise God for such a great team and their ability to be flexible, work hard and have a great sense of fun! They have had over 100 young people there all week which shows how God has really been at work. It is great to see the team working outside their comfort zone and resting in God's strength, in particular with how the team have shared the gospel message.
The School is finishing shortly, it has run so smoothly this year, again due to great leadership by Cath and Carol and a great team. The children have had fun with different crafts. Today they have made braclets which have different coloured beads which symbolise different messages, Black (Sin), Red (Jesus blood), White (Washed clean), Blue (Baptised), Green (Christian faith) Orange (Heaven) which is one example of how the school have been so creative and fun with their ideas to engage the children and share the great news of Jesus.
Tonight we have a thanksgiving service in Gyula, please pray for Alan as he preaches and Alex as he leads. This is followed by a social in Akli where our team will be showing casing their musical talents. The word on the grape vine is that Andrew Howe has some kind of performance up his sleeve so we are preparing ourselves for something very funny!
Hope you are all well at home.
Ukraine summer mission team 2011