LCC Family Mission Trip June 24

Despite the abundant rainclouds and thunderstorms, we've had a great past two days at San Marcos -- from stucco to nailpolish (even the boys wanted to try it!), our days have been filled with tons of laughs and fun. We may have also taught the kids to make sling-shots after telling the story of David and Goliath. (No leaders were harmed in the making of these sling-shots.)

This morning due to the continuing rain, some students didn't want to make the long walk to school. This prompted the team to take the bus and drive out to pick up as many students as we could -- interestingly enough, we picked up 10 students and dropped off 14!

Thank you for your continued prayers as we build relationships with the students at San Marcos.

LCC Family Mission Trip June 21

Today the team went to Barton Creek for some team-building activities and fun -- activities included rock-jumping into a pristine lagoon, zip-lining across the jungle, and canoeing inside caves filled with ancient Mayan relics. After the team gathered for lunch, two of our members shared an awesome devotion from the "Transformed" series and we served each other communion in preparation for the week ahead. Patience was shown in traveling the slow-current caves and courage in the children jumping off the giant rock; God's beauty and power never ceases to amaze.

LCC Family Mission Trip June 22

The team started this week's work with the kids at San Marco's Roman Catholic School today. This includes working on their new bathroom facilities -- we will be stuccoing the building this week -- and helping with their Vacation Bible School. Today's VBS lesson introduced the children to the main idea of "I can trust God" using trust exercise games and the story of Esther. Many great games of soccer were played and lots of new friends were made!

Medical Mission June 8- Small Clinic

We arrived Saturday about 1pm. Went straight to the orphanage and did a small clinic and played with the kids. So hard to say goodbye to them.
Sunday the team of 34 were off to Barton Creek to cave canoe and zip line. John and Justin and Eric (both from College of the Ozarks) met with 25-30 pastors to talk about a pastoral training program.

Medical Mission Trip June 8

By Kim Bennett: We had such an amazing day today! The children welcomed us with warm smiles and hugs! We sifted sand and mixed concrete. We played soccer... Hop scotch and jumped rope... Among many other things. We had an awesome bible study and participated in fun crafts. Wow God! You did it again! You showed up and showed off in such a mighty way! you have perfectly knitted our team together to be one... united....it is like we have known each other for 10 years when in reality, we have never said more than a few words to one another before this trip. The weather... The constant breeze... Chains are breaking... Lives are changing... Thank you Lord for trusting us to be YOUR portal. Thank you for allowing us to be your hands... To love, with your heart. More of you Jesus, less of us... Thank you all for your prayers back home. We can feel the power... Much love.