Dedication Day!

A group of men went to La Reyna early to finish up electrical, paint, and the cap on the back of roof.  Tommy & Don both raised their hands in the air when the last screw went into the sheeting!  The remainder of the team stayed back to visit the orphanage and love on the babies.  We did a short devotion together and headed to the village.  Many quickly started sweeping and finished the planting.  The children love to watch everyday and many of the people from the village stop to watch.  I noticed an elderly man that stood for hours watching and I can’t imagine what he thinks of the size of the building.  We stopped for lunch and then set up for the medical clinic.  It was set up for 4 stations with Dan, Erin, Elena, and Yohana (nurses from Guatemala) accessed the families.  The line never seemed to go down approximately 200 plus families came through.  There was a great shout when the lights went on and provided light!  The band arrived and set up on stage and patiently waited for the clinic to finish.   There were 600 chairs brought in and set up many of the families sat down waiting for the service.  At 7:00 the service began with Darvin (minister of La Reyna), wife, daughter singing, and band playing many uplifting songs.  There was dancing in the aisles and arms waving praising God.  Many stood outside of the building along the road.  Hermano Jesus gave a powerful message you could see the Holy Spirit working throughout the building. A group of team members went up invited all the children to come up and they said the verse they learned for the week.  Then with enthusiasm they sang songs with motions.   A video was shown the team had brought it  showed when La Reyna started having homes built in 2010.  Followed by 2011, 2012, 2013,  I loved watching the people recognizing themselves in the video.  Dan went up and dedicated the church to La Reyna and presented the minister and family.  The team came forward to lay hands on them and pray for them.  It was an emotional time with hugs and tears.  Hermano Jesus extended and invitation to accept Jesus Christ, many came forward and the team members came up along side them laying hands on them.  Then dinner was served to approximately 600 with the team members handing out the meals.  Then end of the evening many still stayed with the children already sleeping.  The team headed back to the base at 11:00 p.m. it was a quiet night time to reflect on this awesome blessing.  One of the vans ran out of gas and had to be towed by another van so it was a slow time getting back but the streets were empty.   It was approximately 1:00 by the time we were able to get to bed.  Thank you for all the prayers we dedicate this day to our Almighty God!

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  1. Praise God for His faithfulness over many years and over the vision so it continued and still moves forward into the future. Thank you team for your hard work and dedication for seeing this through. Thank you Julie for your tireless effort and endless energy in organizing and promoting such a Kingdom focused cause. We are all proud and honored to be in this with God and all of you. Pastor Mark

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