Today we traveled to the beautiful farm at El Cispres. This property was donated to the MAMA project a few years ago by a missionary couple from the Midwest. There are beautiful fruit trees, tilipia fish ponds, a technical school, and a bakery that makes MAMA bars. This was a fairly healthy community, and we saw about 130 people. The highlight was seeing the family that Rolando had talked to last year about adoption. This year the kids looked healthier, and the mother was more responsive to the kids, but we found out that they are homeless. Rolando talked to the mom again about adoption, but this time she said no. Now he is sure that these are not the kids God wants him to adopt. We prayed for for a few people who requested prayer, and two people accepted Jesus as their Savior.
Yesterday the cement team completed their fifth house. They finished earlier, and so got the chance to walk around the community with Pastor Juan, and to visit some of the families of the pen pals, and where they live. We will be bringing pen pal letters home, and looking for new pen pals.
We will be bringing home lots of pictures that will tell the story of our week better than we can express here.
For the team, Hannah