The Kids in Oma Love Mangos
Our first day at the Tabernáculo de Adoración in the community of Oma in the Comarca Ngöbe Buglé was relaxed, with less than 70 attendees. It was nice to have a slower-paced day, but we couldn't help but feel like we should have ministered to many more. After a second very warm (no A/C and fans blowing hot air like a convection oven) night at the Catholic mission in San Felix, we were greeted with a long line of dear folks waiting patiently for us to arrive for our second day of ministry. Day two was great blessing as we had the privilege of ministering to around 120. One of our team had brought a bucket of mangos to share, and we quickly learned that the kids up there *love* mangos. If you look at the pictures of the four kids in sunglasses you'll see that they all have yellow (ripe) mangos in their hands. It's pretty much impossible to turn away a little girl in a colorful Ngöbe dress asking 'man-go?'
Mangos were not the only thing that was shared, though! As the Holy Spirit moved and ministered through our team many priceless souls were turned "from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to the power of God..."(Acts 26:18). Throughout the day we joined in joyful celebration as decisions were made to follow Christ. The kids were introduced to the concept of the 'high five', which was fun for all... :)
Again, we are brought to our knees, humbled by our Father's willingness to use us in service to His Kingdom in this way. The joy and satisfaction He gives us as we share His love, the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the gift of sight with so many is more than words can express.
Thank you, Father, for your kindness to us!