Friday, July 22, 2011

Jamaica :: Friday Wrap-up

It's amazing what can happen in just one week. Over the past several days, we've seen God begin to do some tremendous things within the lives of the young people who gathered from around the community of Greenvale, just outside the city of Mandeville, Jamaica.

We finished up with about 150 people (not including helpers/leaders) ranging from 2-years-old to seventy-something. While the majority were under 20, there was a group of adults that showed up each day from the community to take part in the activities, as well as join in a class specifically for adults.

Today (Friday), as we wrapped up the week, each age-group came to the stage with a song, skit or summaries of what they have learned this week. This indeed was a special time.

Tonight, tears began to flow out of the eyes of many as we sat around worshiping, praying, reflecting and sharing about this week's experiences. Each of us is extremely grateful and honored to have been able to share the Gospel and our very lives with those we've encountered this week, not to mention getting to know some of the Rio Grand's very best...

Below are a few pictures from the past few days...
Palm Valley Team after ministering at Deaf Fellowship.

Ysabel doing the two-step during the skit "Mask."


Christine showing the way...

Ysabel... We'll we're not exactly sure...

Tallest 15-year old in Jamaica at 6'5.

Mari, sharing the love...

Joel, older youth and the blind-folded trust-fall.

Joel talking with a group who want to learn more
about what it means to follow Christ.

Nelly getting down in worship with
a spontaneous stage rushing of about 40-kids.

Claudia and the balloon stuffing contest.

Palm Valley Staff battle it to determine
this rounds Ninja champ.

1 comment: said...

Sweet man! Thanks for posting through out the week, I enjoyed reading how things were going and it is so exciting to hear about the works of God and knowing that His words never return void!