River Trip with Buckmans   Leave a comment

We returned yesterday from Punto Alegre, a village about 4 hours from here (with a strong motor). We spent 3 nights and 3 days with the villagers.  I especially enjoyed the time with the children. At the first class on Wednesday, Mama Luz shared about the death and resurrection of Christ, including the Creation story to explain sin and our need for salvation. About 20 children raised their hands to accept Christ. Carol had brought 130 cut-out crosses. We used almost 90 for our Club in Iquitos, but somehow had 60 left over, which was how many children came on Wednesday, so each kid got to decorate a cross. Thursday, I taught on Daniel and the lion´s den and the importance of following God at all costs. The children made lion masks to help them remember that God is always with them.  Josué sang energetic songs with them and prayed with them, and we gave out candy at the end of the classes. The kids really enjoyed our time with them. Carl is relational, and loved visiting the homes, speaking English with the youth (who are studying English), and playing with the kids. It was hard for him to leave. Carol blessed me with good conversations and helped me with the crafts. As it was the first time I have been in charge of taking someone on a river trip, I was nervous, as it is a hard, hot trip, and Carl and Carol are in their 60s, but it went really well and they held their own.

We saw how yucca is harvested and Carl pulled up some yucca roots (interesting but more sweat for him)!

I got sick on Thursday with something I ate and had a fever that night and all day Friday on the trip home. Upon arriving to Iquitos, I slept until 4am this morning, when I finally woke up to go to the bathroom. I feel a little better now.  

It was great to see God work in the villagers and in us. Thank you for praying.

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Posted April 17, 2010 by Seeds of Love in seeds

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