June 21, 2016

Ohio Teens Lend a Helping Hand

Youth Pastor and and Work and Witness leader, Phil Starr, from Lima,OH brought 19 teens adult leaders to work in Guaranda, Ecuador on the Sierra Centro District. It is hard to put into words all the experiences and times that God watched over the team.
They worked on the second story of a new Nazarene church plant which was started with a Compassion International program which now has 368 children enrolled.
Along with some of the hard working parents from the center they put on a roof and laid blocks for a second story. They also dug a ditch for a waterline, pulled wires for electricity and poured the steps to get to the second story.  The second part of their ministry was to feed the children and take part in their afternoon activities.  The team provided crafts that the children and teachers
thoroughly enjoyed which included decorating a burlap bag to carry their bibles, making salvation bracelets, and painting a cross light catcher.   Pastor Andres Casares and his wife Marcia, the pastors of the church made sure the team was well fed and taken care of.
Little Marcos is 6 years old and
loves to worship his God. 
Wednesday night the team attended a church service and was touched by the way the little children showed their appreciation to God through worship.
Pastor Andres says because of the help of the team they should be able to move into the new building in a month.
Pray for the OH team members as they use this experience in Ecuador and allow God to speak to them
about changes in their lives. One of the members shared that she has received a call to missions.  Pray for safe travel for the team as they are traveling today.






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