If you were following the blog last year then you may remember the post featuring our sad green colored Easter eggs. What a time we were going through then. I had just found out I was pregnant a month before, it was our first holiday way from “home”, and foreign missions was so new to us. We decided to color Easter eggs again this year and they came out much better. John and I were discussing that day how our improved Easter eggs were symbolic of “what a difference a year can make”. Our Easter eggs are brighter, a baby has been born, home is Belize, foreign missions–though still learning– is not such a mystery. Here is a picture of us with our beautiful eggs:
The first new beginning we have to report is that Kenny, our Pastor, and Una were married April 9th. It was a beautiful ceremony. Behind them was the lagoon and in front of them, a whole village. This was a grand celebration, the likes of which Gales Point has seldom seen. We are thrilled at the precedent this wedding sets as marriage is almost non-existent in the culture of the village. Look at the beautiful couple:
Another new beginning is an idea our pastor came up with. Starting tomorrow, we will be going on weekly visitation from house to house. Not just inviting the villagers to church but beginning the conversations with them about Jesus, what they think about church, why they do not come to church, etc. This is so exciting because it is being lead by our pastor and we can see his growth in so many ways! We will be doing this for a year. The goal is to get 20 villagers to regularly attend church. Please pray with us that this will become a reality.
A third new beginning is an idea of Una’s. She came to me wanting to start a softball ministry. Many ladies in the village love to play softball and Una thinks that we will see some ladies come out for a game that do not usually come out for church or Bible study. I said, “Let’s do it”. Every Sunday we will play at 4 pm. Please pray for this ministry, pray that God will use it to reach many women. Also, pray for me. I am not a very sporty girl and have never been a great at catching, throwing, or hitting balls. I guess it’s time to learn.
Thank you for praying for us. We know you are because God is answering your prayers, He has protected us in so many ways! Please continue but also please praise God for these NEW BEGINNINGS!