This morning the students woke up early and we went to help the Guatemalan and some of the American military as they build homes for those who were affected by the volcano. But before the students started doing that Walker gave a teaching about what it means to get your hands dirty for Jesus and to care for the least of these. The students then began to work very hard, some of them moved rocks, others planted pillars, and some laid floors, some worked on plumbing, and some made some houses accessible by building ramps, and we all raised walls together.
Building a house in many ways can parallel sharing the Gospel. Moving rocks is hard work and many people don’t always notice it, but it’s the first interaction is with people maybe it’s a smile, being a listening ear. Next you have putting in pillars, this is like planting the seeds as you share the Gospel, planting to the Truth into their lives. The foundation must be firm and solid like our faith and teaching others to have the same. Raising walls is like growing in our relationship with Christ and helping ours to do that too. Plumbing is like supporting, just like water helps us do things, we need to help support others to do things too. And just like ramps make the houses accessible, we need to make the gospel accessible to everyone. These students are working very hard doing just that this week!
In the afternoon the students then went into another school and built houses again, but this time it wasn’t physically but in each and every one of the students in the school.
This evening the students are enjoying spending some time with the children of the orphanage.
Pray for the students as they continue to do ministry here in Guatemala!