We began our day with a wonder devotional on the Ministry of Reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:11-21). It is truly our privilege to be a part of God’s plan and to be a part of what HE is doing. We then we spent some time in group prayer lifting up several individuals we have come in contact with this week as well as for the events of the day. After breakfast we headed to the base of Cacao and began our ascent to the top. Armed with candy and oranges, we engaged with local residents throughout our journey. Once we reached Cacao we spent time playing and engaging with the children. We then shared a wonderful time of worship with the community and Pastor Santos while Pastor Tom Oster shared the message. Pastor Santos then blessed our team and the entire congregation shared their love and appreciation as they embraced each of us individually. It was such a sweet special time that we shared with them prior to our descent. After a few mild tumbles and minor sweat bee stings we made it to the bottom. Dirty and dusty but blessed beyond belief from the events of the day. Looking at our dusty feet at the end of the day I was reminded of the example Christ set by washing the feet of his disciples. I would imagine the dirt and dust that would accumulate on their feet was very similar to today. After our devotional this morning, it all wove together beautifully. We serve an amazing God that demonstrated his love for us in the most sacrificial way possible. God doesn’t need us-He allows us to be a part of His most wonderful plan.