After ten days back home in Aiken for Millbrook's Global Impact Celebration, we are back in warm Mexico. We had a few days to try to rest up before....
.....a youth group from Oklahoma came in for spring break. The timing of this has worked out nicely, as this is the first week my brother, Bradley, is here to work with us. He has been able to get a sense of the lifestyle here, going into the villages doing film evangelism and feeding programs. Let's just say, he is going to fit in just fine!
We have gone to a few different areas of town so far, passing out tracts and balloons in the mornings and inviting families to an event that night. At night, we show an evangelistic film, give popcorn and Tang to everyone, as well as "goodie bags" with candy and a copy of a Christian children's book. Last night, we fed everyone spaghetti made with elbow macaroni after the movie and the gospel was shared. It is really encouraging to see all the people who come out and are able to hear God's plan of salvation.
After tying countless balloons for the children, Brad and I have perfected : dogs....dogs....dogs....swords, kind of, and the occasional flower turns out....something like a flower. I must say, by the end of the night, my fingers are sore.
I could never be a clown.
None the less, it has been wonderful to watch my brother adjust to life here, try to communicate with the people, and get sick of tortillas. We have done a few Spanish lessons already, on the roof, of course. I have no doubt he'll pick up the language easily, and be blabbin' away in no time. He really is a natural with kids, and an eager helper. As you can see, the boys flock to him. I am excited to see what the Lord has in store for him, and I'm stoked to have him here with us for a few months!
It's rainy today, and we're whipped, so we're going to rest for a bit before getting lunch.... I'm thinking barbeque chicken pizza.