The Summitt Church team of Orlando arrived on June 16th.
The plan was for them to complete the addition to the Playa Laguna Center, which is being used mostly for a church at present. The addition almost doubled the size of the building, included security doors & windows, provided tables & chairs for the children’s ministry, and included a concrete floor outside to be used for the children’s ministry and for an overflow area when needed. The hopes are to have many future Christian activites at this center where the gospel of Jesus Christ and God’s love can be shared.
Here Dan & Chris are installing one of the 2 ceiling fans with lights. The team did all the electrical wiring for the addition. Plus improved the wiring in Eric’s home next door. The center is built on Victor & Eric’s property.
The children created walk ways by placing the rocks around the trees creating a rock garden type landscape. They also helped with the sanding & painting of the tables for the children’s ministry.
The tables were painted red & blue.
The purchased children’s chairs are red & green, so it will be a very colorful area for the children.
Here the concrete floor for the children’s ministry & overflow area is being finished. This was completed just a couple of days before the team arrived.
Here the area is set up as an overflow area for our celebration service on 6-22.
The large window area was planned with this in mind.
Celebration service the night of June 22.
Pastor Felix & his wife, Lisa are the shepherds at the church in Playa Laguna. Lisa is leading a women’s Bible study on Tuesday night for the ladies in the area.
First, there was a prayer of thanksgiving and dedictation of the new addition and the building.
From the picture below you can see that an additional 5 ft. was added to the side with this addition.
Below: The building was full and some sat in the overflow area.
Rick gave a testimony (sorry I don’t have a good picture of him).
Left is Bobby singing. He has a wonderful gift to sing and he can preach. The place came alive as Bobby ministered in song.
Pastor Felix gave a message from the Word of God. It was a wonderful night of praise to God for the work done and for His goodness.
In addition to working at Playa Laguna, the team visited a Haitian village called Redemption during the lunch feeding time, played with the kids, and presented a Bible story along with pictures for coloring. They visited the Sunday morning church service at the Redemption Church and then on the New Life Church for the English service at 11:00 a.m. They also had some time at the beach, so it wasn’t all work.
On Friday morning, we met the team at the hotel and had a time of sharing before loading for the airport.
This was the morning I woke up with a sore throat and some pain/pressure in my ears, which turned into a week of dealing with a sinus infection. It has taken a week of medicine, coughing, and blowing to get back to feeling fairly normal again. Please keep me in your prayers that I will remain healthy for the duration of my stay here. Plans are to return home on Aug. 14th.