Wednesday, July 5, 2017

NY Mission Team Update (Day 3)

Monday - July 3rd (Day 3)

We met the kiddos today! After our morning prayer & devotion and a subway ride (with a 40 lb suitcase & and a few flights of stairs) we arrived at the church, welcomed by over 60 children. ALL the kiddos had high ENERGY! The group was divided into 3-4 smaller groups for Bible study lessons. Space is an issue for this church but it doesn't keep them from getting maxed out with neighborhood kids. Have I mentioned ALL the kiddos had high ENERGY! So having extra adults to help refocus the kids appeared to be much appreciated. We have team members ready and willing to be used however directed by staff even if your are English speaking only yet asked to take over a lesson that has just been given in Spanish - no clue what the lesson was about, but you do have 30 seconds to review the lesson 😂 Morning session also included at least a 10 minute walk to the park. A walk to the park with busy intersections and 60 high energy kiddos 😲 Afternoon session was the time our team divided up and overseen the games, crafts, and music. Each with its own learning curves through the session but really mostly laughter. Looking forward to the adventures God has for us in the remainder of the week. - Lidenia Servin

Sunday, July 2, 2017

NY Mission Team Update (Day 2)

July 2, 2018 - Sunday (Day 2) 

The team was able to attend Sunday service at the church were we will be serving at this week, and get a glimpse of were we will be set up our VBS activities. Our afternoon outing was to visit the 9/11 memorial. Each team member was to choose a person who lost their life on 9/11 atleast a week before we left for our trip. We were to familiarize ourselves with their story and the family they left behind. When we got to the memorial we searched out the persons names, each member shared about the person they chose, and then we prayed for their families. Amazingly and God orchestrated, Terah chose a 2 year old girl and another team member had chosen the little girl's parents. Side note: There's interesting people in the subways (and Time Square) -Lidenia Servin 

NY Mission Team Arrives Safely

Saturday - July 1st (Day 1)
Arrived safely to our destination, if you were praying🙏 thank you!
Today was about getting settled in at Metropolitan New York Baptist Association and buying some of our groceries for the week. Continue to pray for our team as we prepare to help with VBS activities at First Spanish Baptist Church of Manhattan. - Lidenia Servin