Monday, June 28, 2010

Experiences on Mission

We are having some amazing experiences here on this trip. The team has been able to pray for so many people and we have seen so many people get saved. We are so blessed to be apart of this trip and to see how God is working in countries outside of our own. After house visits in the local villages we headed back to the hotel and there is a children's conference going on in the same location. These children are from the local village and are here to learn about Jesus and have time to play and this is also the first time that most of them have slept in a bed and eaten on a regular schedule. So we were able to help out the kids conference by giving the kids showers. The church that we are partnering with went and bought lice shampoo, shampoo, soap, headbands, combs and towels. We split up in groups of four--three americans and one egyptian translator. Risa, Sarah and Amanda and our translator Diana gave 11 girls showers from ages 5-12. We washed their hair and helped wash their bodies and for the important areas we looked like monkeys trying to charade how they should wash, but it was worth it. Sarah helped the girls comb out their hair and we gave them cute headbands. I am proud to say that all four of the boys on the trip helped give showers to the little boys at the conference despite their initial declining of the task and assisted in giving 12 boys showers. We are super proud of them for breaking out of their comfort zone and showing love to these kids. While at first it was super awkward, it was such a blessing to be able to humble ourselves to do the task. It was almost like Jesus washing the feet of His disciples, where He was just serving those around Him. I am so happy that we got the opportunity.

Praise God for the amazing things that this trip has allowed us to do. Again thank you for your support and please keep praying.

Our team is going to be doing more house visits in a different village and working with kids in the afternoon. Please pray for safety as we go through the city and also that people's hearts would be softened to hear the Good News of Jesus. Also pray that we would continue to take the stance of a servant and listen to what the Spirit is calling us to do. We want to keep the focus on Jesus and don't want us to get in the way of what He is doing here on this trip.

Thank you again for your support and prayers. We look forward to updating you more.

Hugs, Amanda


  1. Wow it sounds like God is really blessing your time there. My mom and I are praying for you all and for the little kiddos and families that you see. I am excited to see how this trip grows each of you too!

  2. So glad to hear you are making a great impact on the community, it really sounds like God is using you all to show and spread His love. Glad to read the updates and I am praying for you all!
    Love, Micha

    p.s. peanut and gizmo are doing great!

  3. Wow! Thanks for the updates. God is doing great things through all of you and I will continue to pray for your health and safety. Tell my sister I miss her a lot! :)

  4. Awesome! Thanks for all of your updates! Will keep you all in prayer!


  5. We are so glad that the Lord is using you i unexpected ways.