Elizabeth writes:

Sunday was another great day. We went to church. We were blessed to hear a great message on how we all are chosen by God. It was so wonderful to worship with the team that is working to build God’s Kingdom. We then went to lunch and had more great chicken. Kirrin enjoyed the play time after lunch before we went to the last barrio where we played with kids. We also visited some kids in homes and were able to visit a young girl 16 years old who had just had her baby 2 hours before we arrived. She looked very scared. We were blessed to give her one of the many prayer bears brought by team member, Carmen. We also gave out about 60 bears to the kids in barrio 5. It was so much fun seeing the joy and excitement on their face as they all received one of these bears. We have left the remaining bears for Danell to give out to kids for a birthday or some other special time. Here is the story behind these prayer bears:

Prayer Bears

Every year Group Publishing¹s VBS program incorporates a service project for kids to do into the curriculum program. This year¹s VBS, Avalanche Ranch, included Prayer Bears a small, soft bear with the word ³Jesus² imprinted on the fabric in English, French, and Spanish. At VBS, kids stuff these bears and include a written prayer in a small pocket. The idea is that kids at VBS are making something for another child across the globe in hopes of sharing the good news of Jesus with another child. The Periodicals staff at Group Publishing and kids from Grace Place Church in Berthoud, Colorado made hundreds of bears to be distributed in the barrios.

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