by Johanna Broten | June 26, 2022 7:55 PM
We arrived safely at Cerro Gordo Baptist Church and we cannot wait to begin ministry tomorrow!
by Johanna Broten | June 27, 2022 10:27 AM
We were up bright and early this morning excited for the first day of Kids Camp at Cerro Gordo!
The day began with lots of fun songs, dancing, riddles and games. We are going to be learning and teaching about truth all week!
by Johanna Broten | June 27, 2022 9:16 PM
The start of VBS kids camp was a blast! We made lots of sweet new friends and cannot wait to be reunited for day two tomorrow!
by Johanna Broten | June 27, 2022 9:47 PM
This afternoon we did a prayer walk at the local high school with Vinay, the children’s and youth director at Cerro Gordo, and his family. We spent intentional time praying over this community, our partners, and all the people the Lord will place in our path this week.
We ended with a “Hallelujah!” shout, rejoicing in knowing that the Lord hears our prayers and He is faithful to provide.
by Johanna Broten | June 28, 2022 8:29 PM
Today we talked about the truth of God the Father; that He is omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent. Most importantly we shared with the children that He is a loving Father.
VBS activities today included basketball, tie-dye, bottle rockets, and more!
by Johanna Broten | June 28, 2022 9:14 PM
by Johanna Broten | June 29, 2022 8:37 AM
After the day of ministry, we headed to Wilmington to explore and have dinner. We walked by the water and found some ice cream of course! It was a great time of fellowship as a team!
by Johanna Broten | June 29, 2022 9:50 AM
This morning we led the team in singing “My Lighthouse.” It got everyone all energized and ready for the day ahead!
by Johanna Broten | June 29, 2022 8:04 PM
A crew of us continued painting the Sunday School rooms today. We finished all the ceilings and began priming the walls as well!
by Johanna Broten | June 29, 2022 8:26 PM
Day three of VBS Camp at Cerro Gordo was filled with fun moments! We led the kids in devotions, soccer, crafts, and games. Today’s focus was the truth that Jesus is fully God and fully man.
Lots of sweet friendships have been formed this week!
by Johanna Broten | June 29, 2022 8:39 PM
After VBS today we went out into the community of Cerro Gordo to do some ministry door to door. This was a step outside of our comfort zones but not even the rain could stop us!
We were blessed to meet many amazing people, hear their stories, and pray with them. Praise the Lord!
by Johanna Broten | June 29, 2022 8:53 PM
Our amazing partners have been cooking for our team all week and tonight they prepared us a southern Thanksgiving dinner. It was a special night of fellowship with our friends here!
Thank you Cerro Gordo for your hospitality and for making us feel right at home here!
by Johanna Broten | June 30, 2022 8:49 AM
by Johanna Broten | June 30, 2022 9:30 PM
There is something so special about sharing scripture with one another. Today we dove in together with the kids at VBS to learn about the Holy Spirit.
by Johanna Broten | June 30, 2022 9:34 PM
by Johanna Broten | June 30, 2022 9:40 PM
by Johanna Broten | June 30, 2022 9:52 PM
We spent the afternoon in the waves at Carolina Beach today! We ate pizza on the beach for dinner and closed out the day with a time of devotions as we prepare to head home tomorrow.
We talked about ways that we can continue to serve at home in our own communities and then we prayed for each other individually. It is powerful to know that we are always here for each other!
by Johanna Broten | July 1, 2022 8:36 AM
Yesterday we were also able to finish priming the walls of all the classrooms at Cerro Gordo and we even painted one of the rooms! The room pictured was yellow before.
by Johanna Broten | July 1, 2022 8:39 AM
June 29, 2022 10:30 AM
The pictures are great!
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