Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Gateway Fellowship Students STM

Gateway Fellowship Student Ministry from Poulsbo, Washington, made there way to Cofradía for a week in April. They had three focuses: 1) Global Eyeglass Ministry, 2) Vacation Bible School, and 3) Painting some rooms at the Cofradia church, the base, and Restoration Center in Rosamorada.

If you've not heard of this ministry, check it out. The team spent 5 days of doing 4 hour eye clinics to help people who needed glasses. While this is a big need in remote places like ours, it also brought about some excellent opportunities for close personal contact to pray with 160 people (including a few of our staff) who were seen during that time. There were some people I knew, but have not had opportunity to minister to them. Others I did not know and it was great to be able to have that contact. We had Sunday service the day after they finished and for the first time in long time we had to pull out extra chairs! So many newcomers got to hear the gospel that day!

Vacation Bible School (VBS)
The team also did a three-day VBS with the children. Something that we have been wanting to do for a long time. Not as many children came out as we expected, but it was great to be able to have the children for those three days.

Work Project: Painting
We had some work to do at the base and at the church. The team split up into two groups and took turns between the GEM clinic and work project. We appreciated their help and it was the first time we were able to head out to Pastor Amado's Restoration Clinic with a team to help him. He was really excited and grateful for the help!

Thank you to the Gateway Team! You did an excellent job and it was a blessing to have you!!

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