Today was a day full of ministry. We woke up early and headed to a local television station where Pastor Timothy was interviewed, sharing a little about Relationships for Christ Ministries and promoting the night's church service.
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When we take teams on Mission Possible trips, there will be a day to allow everyone to relax and enjoy the sights and culture. As the schedule would dictate, we ended up taking our free day and the beginning of the Nicaragua trip. What a day! Especially if you have never seen a volcano. We visited the historical but active Masaya volcano near Managua.
I've posted several photos below, however nothing can capture the experience of being there first hand. The rich earth-tone colors were beautiful and you could feel (and smell) the steam coming from the huge crater. While visiting several markets, we also got a breath taking view of a lake that itself used to be the mouth of a volcano.
While at Masaya, we ran into a family who were from Georgia, but had a relative pass away in Nicaragua. I told them that we would be lifting them up in prayer, and when we ran into them again at another location, I felt the urge even more. Please join us in praying for Leela, Orlando and Antonio.
"Beware of self-righteousness. The black devil of licentiousness destroys his hundreds, but the white devil of self-righteousness destroys his thousands." - Charles Spurgeon
While there aren't literally two devils (though many demons), this is a great allegorical statement regarding the danger of self-righteousness.