If I were going to define today, I would use the word "intense." Each team member began their day at 7:30 am. Breakfast, quiet time, worship, teaching, and lots of hours of drama training.
Drama training probably isn’t what you think of when you hear the word "drama." The drama Awe Star uses is an 18-minute pantomime, "Freedom" that we present using a track in the local language of the people. Team members, young and old, learn counts to music that enable them to physically act out a chronology of the gospel from creation to the resurrection. The drama includes a Gentle Ruler, Good Prince, good knights, evil knights, people of the land, and even a scary dragon. As the drama unfolds, people see that the Good Prince beats the dragon and brings the people freedom through his death and resurrection. The team has done a great job of learning their parts and preparing to start ministry tomorrow.
As the students are getting ready for bed, please be praying for them to get amazing rest and wake up tomorrow ready for a full day of being light in the darkness. Pray for the Holy Spirit to go before us, with us, and behind us. Pray for strength to endure as they are challenged outside their comfort zones and stretched to become more like Jesus.
We believe that as our students are pouring themselves out, Piedras Negras will not only be changed, but so will each one of these students.
For His Glory,
Team Mexico Leadership