Outreach Has Begun!!!

Oh man it’s been a whirlwind of a few a weeks! As the title reads, we have officially started our outreach phase of DTS. Our first stop was San Quintin , here we had the privilege of partnering with a man named Nany. He runs a youth center in the town. At this youth center there is a place for them to place music, do their homework (side note: they also let them print for free at the center because the public school requires them to pay 2-3pesos per copy/print out. Which to us doesn’t sound like much but when you have an average of 5 children that can add up super fast.) also inside the center there is a free gym where those who work in the fields can come and workout after. This is one small town but Nany is defiantly making an impact by providing a place where youth and young adults have a safe place to express themselves. What we did was a group of us painted the walls at the youth center and the other group built a new roof on another center where all the leaders of the futbol coaches meet (or soccer for those Americans) . Below are a few pictures of our sleeping arrangements and pictures of the youth center we painted πŸ™‚ I must say that not all the art work is ours but most.

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Next stop was Bahia Tortugas! Ah we have beds πŸ™‚ well… The girls do lol. Here we stayed in the pastors house! Woot ! This place was hard for me to be at , if I can be completely honest with y’all .. I was more than ready to come home after being here for a day. But Jesus did a work … My parents are absolutely amazing and in one day both of them encouraged me, spoke who I was, and called out who I am going to be. In that moment it was as if something clicked on in me like ” oh hey I can do this and it’s going to be great”! Man did this church bless us. They cooked all of our meals everyday on top of us staying in their house. What we did for them does not even compare.. We built an outer wall for a new bathroom for a rehab center as well as work around the church. Our team did a church service during the week and also did A small event in the town plaza :). God is good we were blessed immensely , we were able to try snail, abolony, and lobster! I didn’t like the snail or abolony. But lobster … Surprisingly good πŸ™‚

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We are now at stop number 3 Viscaino … Hot showers woohoo. We are staying with a lovely church and we are doing children’s ministry in a lot of the campos around here πŸ™‚ a verse /food for thought : 2 Corinthians 2:15 “for we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing”. This is the scripture that has been stirring in my heart and makes me aware on a constant bases … Do I smell like Jesus? So my question is do you smell like Jesus ? Please pray for health for our team πŸ™‚ and continue to pray for just ministry opportunities. We have had Salvations woot !!!!! 4-5 people plus a group of kids have given their lives to Jesus ! Love you all and miss you much!
Stasia

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