Rolling Forward

8 HOURS OF FLYING AND A
MILLION MILES DOWN THE ROAD.

It takes less than a day to get to Trinidad, but, oh how God takes our little efforts and turns them into something big!
Our team this January was such a joy to work with and such a talented group of servants that God had plenty to work with.

THE MANY REASONS WE'RE THERE

Trinidad is a great and proud country, but recent times have caused many to become discouraged about the future.
Today there is a large crime problem where murder, kidnapping and thievery are almost full-blown industries. Many people believe that good educations, and the better job opportunities that result, are some of the keys to saving Trinidad's next generation.
Combining this good education with a Christian curriculum is the one-two punch that the King's Kids uses to bless today and preserve tomorrow.

THE KING'S KIDS IN ACTION

Paula, one of our teammates and a past preschool teacher, observed "The teachers were awesome as they transitioned the children from one activity to the next. They seem better equipped than they give themselves credit for. The Government has inspected the facility & plans to use some of things they observed at King's Kids as their expected standards. I give Carolene and the teachers a big Halleluiah for the work they have done for God's Kingdom in Trinidad!"

THIS LOOKS FAMILIAR, WEREN'T
WE JUST DOING THIS?

Less than two years ago the untried experiment of a Christian preschool in Trinidad broke ground at the House of God Ministries. Now, with more than 30 kids enrolled and a need for more teachers (and space!), God seems to be saying "Keep going!"

Our team's main job this time was to set the foundation for a new addition that will become the Kings' Kids PRIMARY school. First and second graders will fill the new rooms next fall.

SLOW AND STEADY

Like many things that are built to last, there are many details that must be tended to. Bending and tying rebar for the foundation is difficult, dirty, and boring work. But, it's this unseen detail that brings strength to the concrete and forms the foundation that will keep everything standing. A bit like our teamtimes and personal times with God, we work and pray for the small details of our heart to be made strong so that our lives would build something that lasts when we get home.

FINALLY, WE'RE GETTING SOMEWHERE!

After some long, hot days we were finally able to pour the cement into the footings. But, before doing that we placed written prayer requests from the church into the rebar. The prayers of The House of God are literally in the foundation of this new school!

We will continue to pray that this good foundation will support the many young lives that will be built upon it.

IT'S NOT ALL DIGGING IN THE DIRT...

Over the years we've seen various ministry streams open up for all sorts of people to serve God in Trinidad.
One such stream is for business people to help train others in basic business skills. Here Paula helps Carolene learn Quickbooks and Excel to keep the King's Kids books nice and tidy.
Can you teach a business skill? Many people in Trinidad hold two, even three jobs to make ends meet. Helping them understand their work could help them and their families. Consider joining us next time.

I PLAY IN A ROCK AND ROLL BAND,
WHAT CAN I DO?

Lots! DJ and Amy, rock and rollers from Road Trip band, brought their talents, enthusiasm, and faith to Trinidad and shared it all with the House Of God worship team.
Simply showing others what we already know is a great way to spread God's talents around...and get a little something back.
DJ and Amy showed House of God some musical tips and tricks and how we organize music teams. Along the way, they learned about Trinidad's enthusiasm and spontaneous energy in worship, a great souvenir to bring back home.

 

IS THAT A WINDOWS MACHINE...
OR A LAZARUS COMPUTER?

Derek is a computer guy who took a bunch of broken down, hand-me-down computers and turned them into a functioning computer lab for the King's Kids.
Again, the normal skills of ordinary people has produced opportunity for others and shows that raising stuff from the dead isn't just for apostles.

THE FINAL PIC.
"People will forget what you said to them and even what you did for them, but they will never forget how they feel about you."
A lot of talk and a lot of laughter went into the work this week and most of it will become a happy memory, but what remains is the fact that ordinary people can do amazing things with their faith and the King's Kids PRIMARY school is a lasting monument to that.
It is a great feeling of accomplishment one gets on these projects. You too are invited to join us next time to enjoy and explore your faith-walk with our friends in Trinidad.
Please come back to MissionGuides.org often for information about our projects in Trinidad and Sri Lanka that you can be a part of.

Trinidad
January
2007

Keep Going!

What was set in motion only a few short years ago continues to gain momentum. Our project this week was to, again, partner with the House of Go ministries building an addition to the school, encouraging the teachers and exposing our American teammates to all they can accomplish when moving with the Spirit of God.

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