Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Nicaragua

Aaron had a wonderful trip to Nicaragua with a missions team from our church.  For the past several years, our church has sent a team.  Aaron felt called last fall to be a part of the next team.  Our pastor has said several times that the devil will attack when you are doing exactly what God wants you to do.  Man, was that the case for our family.  We felt like we were under constant attack from the devil for several months...starting with finding out Aaron's job would be eliminated, to costly car repairs, to challenging behavior issues with the kids and others things.  However, we praise God that he is faithful and was with us every step of the way.  My faith is strengthened and our family is stronger.  God has provided and blessed and comforted when we felt broken.  We are still working on trusting more and more (we both have some control issues!), but it has been an amazing experience for us to see God provide.  One of my fears when we found out about Aaron's job was if we'd be able to afford for him to take the trip.  God provided all of the funds needed through many of you who are reading this and through many friends and family.

Below are some pictures from his trip.

The team before they left

Few of a volcano from the missionary center where they stayed.


Kids coming to the missionary center to attend sports camps and hear about Jesus.

Kids at one of the VBS programs the team worked on.

Basketball camp


 They had a 'fun day' and went zip lining through the jungle.



One of the neat things about this team...they never know what they will be doing until they arrive.  Many of the other teams have had many people with musical talent...this group didn't.  But, the focus of this trip that the missionary team planned was sports outreach.  Obviously, that's a great fit for Aaron and it was for many on the trip.  So cool to see God orchestrate the details!



 



 


 Pastor Omar











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