Arizona Mission Trip 2018

San Carlos Mission Trip- Days 0 through 6

We’ve made it to the halfway point of our time in San Carlos! Gretta and I met the team in Phoenix on Saturday. On Sunday, we had the pleasure of worshiping with our Apache hosts, Lisa and Jeff, at the Globe Church of the Nazarene. Following the service, we enjoyed lunch with them at Apache Burger and headed to the hotel to prepare for our long week. The following day, we were blessed to be joined by Blazz, our final team member.

Since Monday, we have been running a Vacation Bible School out of the San Carlos Community Center. Each day consists of a time of worship, a section of a dramatic movie about Christ’s life, death, and resurrection, an explanation of the video, prayer groups, snack time, games, crafts, and lunch. So far, the camp has been blessed in numbers. The amount of children we have had in attendance has grown each day through word of mouth around the community. Tomorrow we will offer an invitation to the children to accept Christ as their Lord and Savior, please pray that they will be receptive to His calling!

We were also blessed to be able to run a community night Tuesday evening. A former tribal councilman was in attendance and shared his testimony. Further, Bob Hilton also offered his testimony and Blazz performed a set and shared how the Lord has worked in his life as well. After an invitation, the Lord moved two teenagers and two adults to openly commit their lives to Him! Following this, we all shared a meal and got to know each other more personally. The night seemed to go incredibly well. We had 51 Apaches in attendance and are anticipating more for the community night we’re hosting on Thursday night. Please pray that the Lord moves through the individuals who come!

Unfortunately, we’ve been incredibly busy and the hotel we’re staying in has very slow wifi, so we haven’t had a chance to upload any photos yet and I won’t be able to tonight. Rest assured though, Tom and Susan have both been faithfully photographing our times in San Carlos and we will be sharing photos on the website soon!

-Ross Whitten

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