"I'm not ashamed of the gospel; it is God's own power for salvation to all who have faith in God . . . God's righteousness is being revealed in the gospel.. . " (Romans 1:16-17).
     A team from North Carolina arrived in Somotillo early this afternoon. Seven members of Bethany UMC in West Jefferson, NC,  and one member from First Baptist in Gatlinburg, TN, flew into Managua from Greensboro on Monday night. 
     After a lunch provided at the Casa, the team loaded up in two trucks and took the Good News and food to La Fragua. Carla did a cross craft activity with the children, and Donald, using three boys from the village, told the story of God's love and salvation through Jesus Christ: "God shows his love for us because while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8). Of course, we could not leave without painting the girls' and women's fingernails, giving the villagers bracelets, distributing meal packs, and cooking a big pot of stew. For those who have been on a mission team here, you will understand what we mean when we say that we "distributed" clothes, toys, and "caramelos" on our way into and from the village.