A prayer for Greece

We have prayed many times for many different reasons on this trip, whether silent prayers with open eyes watching a child leap onto a Taylor student’s back or dedication prayers spoken while our group laid hands on richly blessed servants of the Lord. We believe in the power of prayer even though we have been challenged with painful, unfamiliar stories in the past week.

Abba, Father, Baba, Dad, listen to your childrens’ voices. They are calling out in a dry and weary land where there is no water.

Where refugees are settled in Greece, give them security. Bring those you have called through her open doors safe sojourns. Place her travelers in new land through the work of your children.

Continue your transformative work in the lives of your Greek servants. We praise you for the testimonies both shared and unshared of your great and powerful mercy that has rescued souls from utter darkness.

But, sovereign Lord, we lament the darkness at the same time we praise your piercing light. May you crush the strongholds dedicated to sin and reveal your justice in the midst of chaos and total destruction.

Give your refugees in Greece truly happy days, for you delight in being present with them.

Preserve their people and generation in foreign lands. Save the language, culture, and love expressed in the Syrian way. May their homes be filled with their own songs.

Oh Jesus, Emmanuel, Isa, heal this country from the inside. Touch her lost and lonely; call them by their names. Tell their stories with sensitive voices and proclaim your love that conquers suffering. Your kingdom come, Baba. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

We trust and believe you will do these things. In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Amin.

A Day Full of Adventure

We started out the day by waking up at 5 am. The team decided to get up early to watch the sunrise! It was so beautiful to see the sun come up over the mountains. We were near the lake at El Sembrador so everything was reflecting off of the water. Then we had an amazing breakfast and set out to continue working on our projects. Some went to work on the sidewalk and some went to paint in one of the barns at the farm. We worked until lunch time and then it was time for an adventure. We had the opportunity to travel up the mountains. There are several caves up there and we were able to take a tour through one. It was such a great experience and just captivating. After getting back from the caves, we had some time to get all dressed up for dinner. We had dinner in town instead of here at the farm. We ate at a restaurant called Iguanas. The had a small outdoor zoo and we actually got a chance to play with the monkeys there. We had so much food and it just kept coming. We also had these great fruit drinks in big glass chalice. This was a perfect ending to a great day and week so far. When we got back, we had time to play soccer with the boys. They are so much fun to hang out with. Tomorrow is the busiest day of our week so we would appreciate your prayers. Thanks again for your support and we can´t wait to see how God will work through us again tomorrow.    

                                                                                                                                                                 -Honduras Team