After leaving our home base of Babahoya and driving through miles and miles and miles of banana fields, we arrived at our first mission point in Vinces. Two new national church planters had been trained a couple months earlier and were ready for our sports and medical teams to help them start their new churches. We were working inside a school facility and when our bus arrived there was a line extending around the block. Both teams quickly began setting up equipment. Our sports team was able to minister to the children while their parents stood in the long lines and waited for hours. Throughout the day we had 100 come through the sports clinic and when it was time to share the Gospel, 65 kids heard the Good News around 49 made decisions to follow Christ.
After lunch I was able to sit down with 10 younger boys and begin to teach them the importance as new followers of Christ to pray, read God’s word and attend the new church in their area. I was also able to teach them the importance of sharing their new faith as well as how to do it. It was a sweet time of discipleship.