For our worship time this morning we met upstairs, where we usually meet for our evening devotion.
First, I want to introduce to you Ben and Miriam. They have been with us this week and it has been nice getting to know them.
Their father, Pancho, was down in November of 2008 and he was our chaplain during that week. Our primary focus that morning was the Lord's Supper. This is a special time that Christians around the world remember the death, burial and resurrection of Christ. We are so thankful for his death but how sad it would be if there had not been the resurrection. We would not have any hope.
Anyway, Pancho asked people to share with the group the different places in the world they had participated in the Lord's Supper. Many members of the group shared that they had been in the middle of different oceans, many were in different countries, backpacking or on camping trips, in a desert, in fox holes during war and others were on mission trips as this.
There are many reasons this time is so important but as Paul said in I Corinthians 11:26------For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup. you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes. Christ will return some day. Many people do not think we need to do this on a weekly basis/ the first day of the week as the apostles and disciples did but is it something that we want to lose sight of?
In the afternoon the group had a chance to hit the market..........I started out with Shana, who needed to get a few things. As we were walking around, I took her upstairs so she could see part of the market below.
After lunch, it was time to pack the trucks up and point the group in the direction of Guatemala City. They will spend one night there and then fly back to The States in the morning. We pray that they have safe flights and travel......................................and that they will want to return to Guatemala when they have the opportunity.
Many thanks to Julie for organizing the group from The States and many thanks to Kemmel for the organization on this side.