Last Day on the mission base. Here’s the team report for the day:
Hey everyone it’s Mary, Amber , and Brian for your Day Seven update. We went to bed to the sound of rain, luckily we were spared a rain out for the rest of the day. This morning we woke up to the smell of fry jacks again. The guys the left for some early morning “football” with the village men. The girls hung back and rested up for the final day of VBS. We had about 15 village guys play with us and at halftime we were able to share the gospel with them. Most of the people are familiar with the Bible, but many here have not accepted Christ. The girls came over at lunch and we met at THE restaurant in town (Gentle’s Cool spot.) Then we went to the church and watch the guys play around with Kasey’s Horse. Luckily these guys were more fleet of foot and there were no close calls like Kasey had. Then we went down to the School for VBS. The hardest part of the day was leaving. Many of the children were sad to see us leave, and it was also difficult to say goodbye to these precious little ones. Zach especially had a difficult time leaving his new best friend Leroy “Brown” baddest dude in the whole dang town!!!!!!!!! On the boat ride back to the base Jacob decided to pick on people that are bigger than he is. Needless to say he ended up swimming the last 100 yards or so. AND of course you cant just throw one person off the boat, so we elected Mary and Zach to share in his lesson. As soon as we returned to the base (well right before we got back to the base) the rain came again. Everyone is a little down because we know that many of the people that we have met we will not be able to see again before we leave. Mary, Niki, Zach, ETC, want to stay, but I promise parents I will get them on the plane somehow. It is great to see their hearts break for these people. God has softened all of our hearts, and grown us in ways that words cannot explain. I know that the people that are coming back to Hartsville are not the same as the ones that left. Thanks to God for coming here with us.
Tomorrow we will be able to go on our free day excursion , although I think everyone is more excited about Air conditioning , Cold drinking water, and Hot bathing water than anything else. God bless and thanks for all your comments and prayers. They have been a blessing all week. Amber says to pray for her to be mellow on the plane rides back home. Also pray for whoever sits beside her. AND Aunt Judy is doing well with her toes. Brian and Aunt Judy are awesome chaperones and God has blessed us with them and we all LOVE them both dearly! Again we all love yall and we will see yall when we get home! GOD bless and LOVE!!!!! Aunt Judy says that hopefully someone will comment to let her know they love her and miss her!!!!!