Today started with breakfast at 7:30 am and getting our freshly washed shirts. ( we wear the same t-shirt every day and they wash them each night for us ) Of course some folks still had dirty shirts due to a miscommunication last night. But with the extreme high humidity, everyone else stunk shortly there after anyway.
Today we went to a very large high school, something like 5000 students. So all the teams were going for the morning sessions. Then some of the teams were going to go back to the conference center and work while the other team did an afternoon session. The plan was to split the kids up into shifts for the assembly.
We were welcomed with open arms and well received. I have to tell you, these kids in the Latin American countries just love these dramas or skits. And there are some good ones too. I wish we had been given more time to learn a few of the other skits as they are just amazing. Between the skits and Leslly giving her testimony, there wasn't a dry eye in the house. So many of these young men and woman are so broken. The kids flocked to all of us for prayer after the alter call, it was amazing. You pray and it doesn't matter that there is a language difference.
The morning session was such a success that they kept two teams there for the afternoon session. This enabled us to reach so many more kids. Our team did the Everything skit simultaneously with the other team on opposite ends of the gym. I was gave the drama that something extra (as if it needed it). It was during this afternoon session that things really started to happen I think.
It started off with a simple pick up basketball game with the gym teacher. She seemed to love it. Korbyn had grabbed a basketball and she came over and encouraged him. Then Curtis decided he had to play one on one with Korbyn, but Tonya can't let a good basketball game get past her. So she and the gym teacher (a female) went two on two with Korbyn and Curtis. I think they may have actually won....LOL
After that, some wild dance sessions broke out in the center of the gym. Members of all the teams had some major moves to show off as did a number of the young boys from the school. It was a lot of fun and time to bond and earn the trust of some of these kids.
Once the session actually got started, things really got emotional. The dramas, were amazing, the testimonies were great, but it is the people that turn their lives over to The Lord that really bring it home. We had teachers and students both just coming forward and needing some hugs. Now when I say hugs, I don't mean some quick little embrace either.