Ministry Is Service
ALEX AND CARL FINALLY ARRIVED THIS EVENING!!!!!!
Today was mainly a work day, as we helped the Lewis family around their house. Our biggest challenge for the day was that there is a drinking water shortage. It was extremely hot and we drove around town trying to find somebody to sell us three full 5 gallons of water. We couldn't find anybody, but we knew God always supplies. We ended up going to a mini village store and he supplied 24 water bottles for the day.
We were able to accomplish MANY things around the house today. The girls ended up painting the Lewis family's house, finishing the carpet ball project, and helping do all the housework duties. Meanwhile, the boys dug a fire pit, crafted volleyball posts with cement, and finished helping the girls with the higher painting jobs.
We know this doesn't sound like the reason we came for the mission trip, but our emphasis is on serving Christ and others, and ministering through service. So many times people try to reach others to Christ by telling them about it, but there are MANY MANY other ways like showing them a servants heart and Christ-like attitude despite the heat (it was at least 100 degrees!). We all are very thankful to be able to serve their family in the way we did around the house.
Us girls were observing (not stalking) Pastor Troy during our trip into town. It was a blessing to see the kind of man who doesn't worry about all the work that needs done, but yet the people. He took the time to talk to them instead of rushing back to get all the work done. He was a great example of Mary who actually took the time to talk to Jesus. Our goal for this week is to be a Mary and a Martha. We call it Marthy's. This is a person who works hard, but knows when to take time for those who need to hear more about Christ, and needs Christ-like encouragement.
Please continue to pray for us all during this trip.
Allison Hicks & Rachel Huggins.
Allow us to introduce ourselves. We are a Short-Term Mission Team to Belize, comprised of six adults and nine teenagers. We all attend or minister to teens in the youth group at Southeast Baptist Tabernacle in Indianapolis.
We will be assisting New Hope Baptist Church in Hopeville, Belize, Central America.
We fly out of Chicago (bright and early!) on Monday, May 30th. We will be returning one week later, on Monday, June 6th.
We will be helping Troy and Suzannah Lewis. Our church has supported their family since they left for Belize in 2014.
We will get the chance to host a Hotwheel Race Day, canvas for the church, preach, sing, and perform skits. Our primary goal is to serve with the Lewis family and share the gospel with the people in Belize.
What Can You Do?
We are grateful to be able to tell you that God has miraculously provided for our trip financially. We have also received so many generous donations for people in Belize and for the activities we will be conducting there. But, we still need one more thing- Prayer! From you! The most important contribution you can make is prayer for our safety, ministry, and hearts we will be ministering to in Belize. Our greatest desire- the entire mission of our mission trip- is to make an impact for eternity!
You can stay updated here on our blog throughout our trip. We cannot wait to let you know all about this awesome opportunity!