Friday, September 26, 2008

The Council...

This week we had 3 1/2 days of site visit for the church council of Pathways Community Church. This is the IDC's sponsoring church. While there are really no photos to show for this venture, the group was exposed to almost everything that IDC has touched and is actively involved with.

As this team is very involved with our accountability as a church and mine as a Pastor, it was exciting to see them catching the fever for the ministry that IDC has in place here in Antigua.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Calvary Baptist Visit...

Week three for Calvary Baptist in this calender year. From this team of 8 only 3 were veterans. This team came and got busy with event including the Malnutrition Center, helping Brazos de Jesus, an outreach event in Pastores and quick jaunt up Volcano Pacaya.

Dick and Linda Chapman led this team and did a great job. The team took it and honored God in every way. Yea God!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

PCC Largo Visit...

This week was a week of veterans from Pathways Largo. There focus was working with Hermano Pedro Hospital and also Colonial Infantil - Malnutrition Center. In addition to taking care of the children, Samuel with the tourist police saw to it protect the Cafe from Melissa. (Ha, Ha).

This was a great week. With this teams help, we learned a great deal about the future work in the Malnutrition Center. Thank you again Pathways, Largo.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Las Bendiciones de Dios...

Coming up in October Antonio and I have been working with the Disetur (The Tourist Police). This past Thursday I recieved a phone call from the station chief, Oficial Castillo. He asked me to come by and pray for what I understood to be "new patrolmen".

Well, this is a fine example of my inadaquacies in Spanish. What he asked for was for me to pray for "new patrol cars". That in and of itself is only moderately signifigant. For me what he shared next gives evidence of that God is doing incredible things here in Antigua.

"Pastor Mike, it is important that you come and pray for these vehicles. These are a blessing that he has provided. We see the change in our lives over the past two years in this station. We don't want to take his blessings for granted." - Of course that it a loose translation, but you get the point.

In the past 6 months this station has been awarded 16 new motorcycles and 3 patrol cruisers.