After the short flight to San Jose, they began their first assignment at Excelencia Familiar children’s home. Asked to paint the
The team next moved into the rain forest to work with Nicaraguan refugees. During VBS, Leslee was “
While the soup cooked, Leslee presented on depression and grief to grateful moms. Then it was time to serve the soup to 120 children and moms. Anxiety increased, as the amount of soup dwindled. Would there be enough? Like the Biblical widow’s oil, they had just enough!
Repeatedly, God proved his faithfulness. The men mixed concrete for a cement floor in the community worship center. The supply was just enough for the floor, and a sidewalk. Later, the community gathered on the new cement floor for popcorn and the movie, Left Behind. Johnny spontaneously was asked to speak to the crowd. Exhausted from the unaccustomed concrete work, the life-long dread of public speaking threatened to overwhelm him. Then he thought, “I don’t want any of these people to be left behind.” God’s peace replaced fear as Johnny shared the Good News of salvation through faith in Christ.
After the event, they planned to distribute groceries to the first 50 families. Too late they realized the supplies filled only 41 bags. Miraculously, only 41 families stayed to receive the food.
Reflecting back on their experiences, Amanda reported, “The greatest lesson we learned was to trust God with everything