Today was a much appreciated day for rest. It's amazing how we take Sunday, The Lord's Day, for granted. In our culture, it is often just another day for commerce that happens to be on a weekend, or a day to watch football. Here, where you work hard outside all day while the sun is up for 6 days straight, Sunday is a highly coveted relief. Jamilyn Donaldson is today's blogger. However, I would like to say that the highlight of my day was reuniting with Horte Segura, Sofia Ramirez-Gonzalez, and Esdras. It was really great to see all of them after 5 years. Also, doing about 50mph on a quad through muddy fields with Bri on the back was a pretty awesome time, too. We have taken many pictures but unfortunately the internet here isn't strong enough to upload them. There will probably be a massive dump upon our return. Here's Jamilyn:
"This morning we prepared to go to church. Everyone ate breakfast and sat in one of the rooms until we left for church. We all piled into two cars, all the kids, us and the interns, and the Acosta family. :) and drove about an hour to the church. We had eight people in a five seater car, and 22 people in a "Rockhill" van. Once we got to the church, we joined a Sunday school class. We learned about how we find assurance through Christ and we can't save ourselves through works. After the class the service started. We sang many songs and there were scripture readings in between the singing. Then the pastor gave the sermon and afterwards we had the Lord's Supper. After the service we talked with Horte and then later, we all ate lunch at the church. We took a group photo and then piled back into the two cars and drove back to the house. The rest of the day was filled with games, singing, playing soccer, and it rained. After the rain let up we played soccer again and then went out and handed out flyers in the town of Camichines. When we were finished handing out flyers, we came back to the house and sat in the room again. We had our debriefing time and devotions."