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Team Prayer Needs

Please pray for us as we get some much needed rest and as we adjust to being back home.

Trip Team Members

Susan Harding

Steve Harding

Vanessa Ramsey

Alyssa Hood

Brenda Esters

Michael Brooks

Mary Tillberry

Lisa Torbett

Marci McCarver

Tony McCarver

Penny Davis

Sabrina Mobilio

Jason Carney

Ken Brooks

Trip Schedule

  • June 25: Travel to Santa Cruz
  • June 26: All to Poza Verde- men to visit with Ayore men and boys, women to do Vacation Bible School (VBS) with the children
  • June 27: All to Poza Verde- men to visit with Ayore men and boys, women to do door-to-door visits with the ladies and give gifts, then VBS in Pailon. Ayore group departs for Pailon to catch train to San Jose and FUA (they will be working with us).
  • June 28: Devotion, fellowship, and spiritual preparation for the trip in the morning, depart for San Jose around noon.
  • June 29: All to FUA and Santa Teresita. Men to help clear the road to Santa Teresita, then church construction in FUA. Women to do VBS in Santa Teresita (around 30 kids), then VBS in San Jose (approx. 100 kids). Tour of Jesuit church complex.
  • June 30: All to FUA and Santa Teresita. Church construction and Women's Study with FUA and Santa Teresita women (around 30).
  • July 1: All to FUA - Finish up church construction, women to do VBS in FUA (15 kids). Visit Ayore village in Urucu. Ayore group remains in Urucu.
  • July 2: Sightseeing in Santiago and visit to hot springs (joined by Ayore group). Travel by train to Santa Cruz.
  • July 3: Rest and shop for gifts.
  • July 4: Shopping for gifts, 4th of July cook-out with Dan and Jenny Strebig.
  • July 5: Travel to Atlanta

June 27 - Day 2

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Poza Verde

Toni, Brenda, Mary, Penny, and Marci visiting with the ladies at their homes.  We prayed with them, sang hymns in Ayore, and gave them the gift bags we brought. It was a special time for all of us.

Poza Verde

The ladies selling their crafts to us to sell in the Ayore store on this website.  All of the profit from the sale of these items goes directly back into the Ayore ministry.  Check back at the store soon as we have many new items to sell!

Poza Verde

A man we met while visiting the ladies reading from the bible we gave him.

Poza Verde

 

Mary and one of the ladies.

Poza Verde

 

One of the families we visited.  The plant the lady is holding is the one used by the ladies when they make their purses.  The scarves the boys have on their heads were in the gift bags we gave their mothers.

Poza Verde

 

Marci and one of the ladies.

Poza Verde

 

Marci, Mary, and Penny with the ladies.  The ladies are showing off their new scarves and gift bags.

Poza Verde

 

While some of us are visiting with the ladies, the rest of our group is setting up on the basketball court to play with the kids. Thanks to contributions from Lisa's supporters we brought softballs, mitts, bats, face paint, slinkies, a jump rope, and other fun stuff. The word is clearly getting out!

Poza Verde

 

Alyssa jumping rope with some new friends.

Poza Verde

 

Jumping rope!

Poza Verde

 

Susan doing some face painting and some new friends enjoying every minute of it!

Poza Verde

 

 

Poza Verde

 

Vanessa giving some batting lessons to a willing student.

Poza Verde

 

Best buds!  

Poza Verde

 

Jason also giving some batting lessons to a willing student.

Poza Verde

 

Happiness!

Poza Verde

 

Making friends...

Poza Verde

 

Touching lives.

Poza Verde

 

Thank you Lisa!

Poza Verde

 

Michael, our Team Leader and Ken, our photographer.

Poza Verde

 

Michael, Tony McCarver (President of MRI), and Steve.

Pailon

 

From Poza Verde it was on to the church in Pailon where we did Vacation Bible School.  The church in Pailon is not a part of the Ayore ministry, however MRI has had a relationship with the church there since 1999 when they first went to Bolivia.

Pailon

 

 

Marci and the children decorating their bags of 5 smooth stones.

Pailon

 

 

Helping the kids decorate their bags.

Pailon

 

 

One of our students.

Pailon

 

 

Alyssa helps a little girl show off her artwork.

Pailon

 

 

Vanessa making friends.

Pailon

 

 

Sabrina working on smiles.

Pailon

 

The reason we love Pailon.

 

Pailon

 

 

A little girl displays her artwork.

Pailon

 

 

 

 

This is the pastor of the church in Pailon.  Her husband was the pastor when we first went there, but he has since passed away. She took over for him. The church has clearly continued to thrive under her pastor ship. MRI presented her with a necklace and a set of the children's bible story disks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other ministries that day: Thanks to funds collected from Lisa's supporters we decorated the school in Poza Verde with educational materials purchased at "The School Box". We were also able to give gifts of teaching tools to each of the teachers. This was the first step in building a relationship with them. It is also noteworthy to say a group of Ayore left by train for San Jose this day to meet up with us after we drove down there. In the past we always ministered to them. On this trip we had the privilege of working side by side with them with the Ayore in San Jose de Chiquitos where we built a church.  

Needless to say, this was a busy day for us.  In the evening we got together as a team and reflected back on the day's events. It was a good time of sharing and of prayer.

June 28 - Day 3

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