Day five started a lot like the other days, with an awesome breakfast of omelettes and rice, plus some apples. Today’s morning was filled with going to the beach to pick up rubbish at the local beach that is within walking distance of the YWAM base where we’re staying. Our mission was to bless the locals by cleaning up their beach, as well as maybe sharing the gospel with people who came up to us to help or to ask us why we were picking up rubbish. We had many interesting finds on the beach and managed to fill all the bags we brought (as well as more that we found) to the very brim. It was a really good feeling being able to visually see the difference that we made to the quality of the beach.
Some of us were lucky enough to ride some public transport (PT) home, which consisted of a man riding a motorbike with a little cart attached to it, with enough space for 6 people max. Despite the chaotic driving, we all made it home in one piece.
As we had some chill time before lunch, we played some cards and did our first official schoolie and toolie of the day, going to the person who has done something good or has helped someone out and the person who does something stupid. Todays first schoolie was Lachie for doing a sick cartwheel when having to dance with one of the birthday girls a couple of nights ago, and toolie went to Andrew for multiple things (stepping on a dog, having zip off pants and getting his sock stuck in the luggage).
This afternoon we once again went to a kids ministry in a slightly smaller village than yesterdays, however we did face the obstacle of rain when we arrived at the slum. The boys managed to get up a tarp and we were still able to share our skit and a new bible story. The girls that I spoke to today were a little bit older (and therefore had really good English), and were telling me about how they have a pageant tomorrow and were so excited for it. Its so eye opening to realise that these girls are so much like me and are so close to my age, but still have so little opportunities to pursue their passions in life.
We finished off the day with a Thanksgiving dinner in honour of the Denver DTS team at the YWAM base with us, and it was a night full of new friends and good conversations. It’s amazing how you can connect with people through food! I’m very keen to see what is in store next and to continue learning more about God and to see how we can help others find him.
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