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Boulder Family Mission Trip – Day 2, July 2015

21 Jul

DSC_0046[1]Psalms 136 says, “Give thanks to the LORD, for HE is good, His love endures forever,” We, as a mission team to Boulder, give thanks to God for He is indeed good! Today was a remarkable day with the beginning of Vacation Bible School at East Boulder Baptist. Around 76 students poured into East Boulder Baptist Church and brought and extraordinary energy and excitement. We were very thankful for the children that came, which is a huge praise of God’s mercy.

Moreover, the Vacation Bible school had two themes that were both taken from the Scriptures. The first was Proverbs 9:10, “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” In addition, the second was Proverbs 19: 20, “Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise.” These scriptures were crafted into a song and the kidsDSC_0126[1] enjoyed dancing and singing to the words of Proverbs. One can say— “a proverb hymn for the young.”

After Vocation Bible School, the Lord allowed us to complete several projects for widows in East Boulder Baptist Church. Like Paul says in 1 Timothy 5: 3, “Give proper recognition to those widows who are really in need,” and thankfully God opened up the door where we could do this. One of the widows was very pleased that we serviced her house. She was so content that she took a picture with group afterwards and was brought to tears. Thank God we got to serve her! Thank God that He allows Paul to charge God’s people in 1 Timothy 5:3 to take care of the widows that are in deep need! It just speaks of God’s compassion.

IMG_6986[1]In addition, there many other projects going around East Boulder Baptist that our team is taking part in – everything from pulling up dead trees, painting, pressure washing and preparing dinner for the families. As an observation, there is great unity among the Body, and we thank God for that.

There are multiple prayer request and they are as follow:

  • Continue to pray for unity among the Body.
  • As Paul charges the church in Colossians 4: 2 to pray for open up doors for the Good News to be preached in truth, do the same for us please.
  • An older lady in East Baptist has been witnessing to her neighbor who is not a believer, and needs God to open up a door where they can constantly teach them the Truth.
  • One of the parent kids said that Jesus is dead, and might not be bring her kid back, so pray that God allows her to know Him and that she continue to let her kid come to VBS, so she can hear the Truth.

Thank you for taking your time to read this blog. Thank you that you are going to engage in prayer for us. We are at war against the flesh, theIMG_6988[1] world and Satan.  We do need your prayer constantly, because we are at war, but the good thing is that God won the war already but wants to continue to fight for His glory.

All in all, we are unworthy servants following in the same footsteps of Jesus. So may we do the same as Jesus in Mathew 19:13-15, “Then people brought little children to Jesus for Him to place His hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked them. Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.’ When he had placed hands on them, he went on from there.”

Written by Patterson Hillaire

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