"Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to all creation..." -Mark 16:15
Hooray! We are headed back to the place I love so much! It's 5 am and very little sleep was had last night. Too much excitement! Amy, Sophie and I are flying out together this morning and are scheduled to land in Mo Bay just after noon.
I am eager for what lies ahead: two weeks of singing, teaching, working, laughing, preaching, praying, encouraging, studying, and growing. The schedule this time around is a bit different as we will only be conducting Vacation Bible School the second week. The first week, we will focus our time on daily adult classes, individual studies, and nightly lessons as well. I will update as much as possible (depending on the availability of internet). If you'd like to leave a note for the group, please do so in the comments below. It's such an encouragement to hear from our friends back home each evening :)
I am incredibly passionate about this work and am hopeful that our short time there will strengthen all of us. The Jamaican people always teach me far more than I am able to teach them. I am fortunate to have been a part of this for over 10 years now, and am a vastly better person because of it! It helps me to get out of my comfort zone and share the good news of Christ with so many who are eager to hear it - & I am humbled at every turn. My Jamaican friends are not only content with their lives, but they overflow with abundant love and thankfulness. I have so much yet to learn from then!
If you have a moment, please pray for our safe travels, and as always, for receptive hearts of all those we come in contact with.
A huge thank you to everyone who helps make this trip possible.
Make it a great day!
PS: you can also send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org (Mariah, this is for long happy notes like yours!). I plan to check it daily.
Our Vacation Bible School topics are as follows:
Theme: Dare To Be Different!
Monday: Dare to be a Leader (Moses)
Tuesday: Dare to be Courageous (Rahab)
Wednesday: Dare to be a Friend (Jonathan & David)
Thursday: Dare to be a Worker (Nehemiah)
Here are a few photos from last summer!