Friday, July 3, 2015

Summer Team #1- Grace Bible Student Ministry, Dallas

Our summer is off to a great start! The student ministry from Grace Bible Church of Dallas was our first team of the summer and they came ready to serve! They kicked off our VBS, soccer camp, and summer construction projects- and even managed to get in a soccer game at Chichigua which ended in a tie! (For those of you who know anything about Chichigua and soccer…the locals ALWAYS win, but not this week!) Grace Bible Student Ministry- the students and their leaders- were a blessing to host! Here’s what they had to say about the week in their own words…

Benjamin in his element at VBS
“Benjamin, a staff member at Makarios has a special way of connecting with the children (at VBS.) Throughout the last few days he has shown us through his dramatic gestures and grand stories how much he cares for the kids and their spirituality. We were informed by our host couple that Benjamin was telling them that after VBS, 3 of the Makarios children came to know Christ.”

“Thank you for your incredible hospitality…Extraordinary things are going on at Makarios in the DR and it would be foolish to look at your ministry and see anything less than the supernatural. Above all, let all the glory and honor be given to our one Lord, our Heavenly Father.”

”Honestly, it feels impossible to capture in words what this week has meant to me…I cannot say enough about
Makarios as an organization. The work they are doing for the kingdom of Christ is inspiring. They are feeding, educating, mentoring, and discipling some of the poorest children in the area. Taking kids who have very little chance for a positive future and changing their lives. They partner closely with the local churches, invest in training Dominican leaders, and have a remarkable staff from the States. We have been blessed to partner alongside them this week for the sake of Jesus Christ.”
Soccer Game in Chichigua!

“Thank you so much for giving us such a great opportunity to serve and learn more about our God.”

As always, it’s our desire that group members encounter God in fresh and new ways and it was encouraging to host this team for a 2nd year in a row and see such growth. We are looking forward to next year…

If you are interested in helping out financially with our ministry with Makarios, you can give a special or monthly donation by clicking here.

Thanks for joining us on the journey…we are so blessed by many.

The Becks
Hard at Work Staining New Benches for the Scho

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