The Faces of Missions post was an intro of sorts. Besides Jodie and his family, there are other faces in Barahona I’d like for you to meet. One is from the class I got to teach yesterday!
Sunday morning is always busy in Barahona. Our teams help with the children. There can be as many as 175 on a given Sunday. You can guess our job is easier with larger teams! But we always manage and we are always blessed to share with the children.
Mission volunteers also teach the youth classes and I am most often asked to teach the adult class. Imagine my surprise when Pastor Pedro asked me to speak to the youth!
As you can see, the class meets in the gazebo. We talked around the circle about foundational beliefs, specifically the book of Genesis. That was their planned material and it’s one of my favorite teaching spots! I was a happy camper.
About half way through the class, I noticed this young man with the Whitesburg shirt. Here I was addressing the group and somehow he has managed to get a shirt from back home in the Huntsville area. As the Disney characters would say, It’s a small world after all….
Orphans: One of the Faces
This young man has found his way into the hearts of several folks back home. In this case, I got a call on Friday morning before coming down on Saturday. The voice on the other end said,
We have a care package for Bioff, can you take it?
As you can see, my answer was, Yes. Bioff was glad to get the gift bag and he knew well who had sent it. Several of these boys have people back home who have taken a personal interest in them. And that is a great picture of what missions is all about. Missions is not about the work. Missions is about the people. Too often, we forget that.
I’ll introduce you to a few more of these boys in the next couple of posts. There are reasons for that. Until then, please pray for Bioff. And as you pray, let his name and face represent all the boys here. All stand in need of your prayers and help.