Beginning to build
While the men worked on the coconut tree wood structure...
...the women weaved the walls from coconut palm fronds.
I cannot sew, knit, crochet, or do needlework...
...but I found out that I'm an expert at weaving palm fronds!
We made a great start on the church structure, and I'll post final pictures when it's finished.
It was a joy to serve alongside of old friends...
And new friends...
Karla, who came with her husband and son...
...and Aurea, both from Brazil, who are visiting my colleagues, the Almeidas.
Karla shared with the children about an African boy who came to know Jesus.
Aurea (praying here) shared with the women about how she came to know the love of Jesus.
It was a joyful time :)
Would you pray for this church in Cala as we seek to build not only the church structure, but the body of Christ.