Green Team Ministry Day 3 by Julia Trader
On our third ministry day, we went out into a village. We picked up a man named Francis on the way there, who is a local pastor to four different churches in the area. After about a 45-minute drive, we arrived at a small school that had only two rooms and no running water or electricity. The age range of the kids there seemed to be from 2-12. When we first arrived, the kids were a little timid, but after a couple songs that had warmed and were engaging with us. We performed our skit of Jesus calming the storm, and we had the kids help with the waves; they arose to the challenge and did a great job! We then did the rest of our songs and then we lead them through a fun craft that correlated to the skit. Afterwards, we were able to play with the kids for about two hours, which was a blast! They had so much green space outside the school, so we were able to spread out and play baseball and kickball. There was also lots of bubbles, chalk, kicking the soccer ball around, stickers, dancing and many many piggyback rides! Most of the kids there only go to school during the morning so we said goodbye to kids and then ate our lunch. After lunch, Pastor Francis took us around the local village, and we stopped in their church and were talking to a lady. Her name was Anna Maria. She shared her testimony with us and how she used to be very sick, but Jesus healed her, and all of her pain was gone! Praise God! Then we were able to share prayer requests for her and the whole town and pray for all of them which is just such a special opportunity. This was our final ministry day and all of them have made such an impact on my life and have touched my heart! This experience was so incredible and one that I will remember for the rest of my life, and I am so grateful to have shared this experience with my classmates and especially those who were also on green team as we have all gotten so close! I am so thankful for all the ways that I have seen God work throughout this past week and cannot wait to see all the ways in which he will continue to be faithful to his children.