It's been in the high 80s I think for the past couple weeks and it's killer. I know the high 80s sounds like a perfect temperature for those of you in Vegas right now, but we're used to it being much cooler than that. Pray for our teams we go out to construction and working with kids every day. That sun beats down and can take a toll on our bodies.
We are in the middle of our 3rd week of constant group-ness. We've had groups from New Jersey, South Carolina, and Iowa with a total of about 120 people. Every day brings new adventures. Sometimes, I'm in the kitchen cooking with our beautiful chef Tomasa. Last night, we made close to 200 flautas and vats full of beans and pasta salad. Gotta love it. Sometimes I'm helping lead the groups to the beach or souveneir shopping. Hard life, right? Sometimes I'm at vacation Bible school. Rarely I'm at the construction site. Sometimes I'm food shopping. A lot of the time I'm cleaning and organizing stuff around our ministry base. And the list goes on.
Please pray for our team as we have a group of 80 from Jersey coming in on Saturday. This is double our average group size. It will be a week of streching and a week that will only work through the Spirit. As I look ahead I'm intimidated by the size of what is going to happen but then I look at our God and I just laugh. He is so good and He has good plans for this week.
Even though it's hot and busy I have a continued growing love inside me. God is showing me things about myself and about himself and it's brought me such joy. Life is hard but God is more than enough for me. As long as God is with me, anything can happen and it will be ok. Because I know who I am and where I'm going. I have been saved by the One who made this universe and I'm going to spend forever with Him. That is something to smile about.
Here are a couple pictures of one of the groups as they were building a house and after ministry at the Boys Home (boys rehab/correctional center).