Members of a mission team are getting ready, set and going to the Dominican Republic over the next few weeks. Part of getting ready is getting to know each other since team members are from three communities, London, Sarnia, Simcoe and Thamesford. We fellowshipped over lunch, shared stories of previous mission experience and ate chicken, rice, beans and salad –typical of the main meal in a Dominican home.
Iglesia WestPark (Church) in London welcomed us to a Spanish language worship service so we could worship together. Attending a Spanish language service is part of the necessary orientation for team members. Pastor Mario arranged for anointing and prayer to send off the team. Team members want to bless, to grow spiritually, to become as one and to share God’s word and respond to what He has called us to do.
After lunch, we explained the crafts planned for women and children: sang several worship songs in Spanish, praised God for the success in fundraising, exchanged cell phone numbers so we could stay in contact, showed each other some of our hospitality gifts and more.