Paraguay Update #2

We all arrived to Paraguay safely and we are currently with the field workers in Asuncion! We had a great flight from Brazil to Paraguay. Thank you guys!

-Reyna and the Pink Jacket Ladies

China Update #4

Intentional Conversations 

Over the past two weeks our team has spent time visiting English corners, where people of all ages gather to practice their conversational English skills.  We have met people from all walks of life and encountered believers, which has encouraged our hearts, and unbelievers, which has given us the opportunity to guide our conversations towards sharing the truth.

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The Orphanage 

One of the most powerful experiences for our team was visiting an orphanage.  Here we saw how God has wrapped his arms around the children here.  Our eyes were opened to His faithfulness through the kind hearts of the staff and the sweet giggles of the children.

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Togo Update

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This past week Cedarville nursing students Faith Karg & Marianna
Brewer organized a hand washing education for elementary children at
the Christian school in Tsiko, Togo West Africa! The demonstration
included lots of glitter & laughs as effective hand washing was
reviewed. #CUGO

China Update #3

We have had many conversations with young students learning English.  It’s encouraging to watch how this opens doors to share the good news. Keep praying for more conversations.  #CUGO

Haiti Reflections

The Power of Prayer

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Haiti prayer

Prayer is powerful. This is something our Haiti team learned while serving. We met a young girl named Sophonie, who told us she prays every day for missionaries and was so excited to meet some. She asked we keep her in our prayers as well; that we would pray she’d stay joyful in the Lord always. We stopped everything we were doing, surrounded her, and lifted her up in prayer. Amidst her suffering and living conditions in Haiti, to stay joyful and rooted in Christ was her prayer. What’s yours? #CUGO

 

A Soccer Ball

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In God’s sovereignty, He allowed us to meet this little boy named Johnny on a spur-of-the-moment trip detour. Johnny ran up to us smiling from ear to ear and asked if we had a ball. Pastor Lubin told him if he prayed, maybe God would provide one! Unbeknownst to Pastor Lubin, we had a soccer ball on the bus. We surprised Johnny with it minutes after he started praying, and his face was absolutely priceless. This should teach us something about God’s ability to provide even in the small things when we ask Him. #CUGO

 

Wisdom’s Song

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This is Mommy Beau. Our team had the privilege of sitting with her in her home this past week soaking up all the wisdom she has. She sang us this song with words directly from God’s Word. Her biggest piece of advice: follow Jesus no matter the circumstance. #CUGO

 

Just Playing!

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After a long day of construction, it was nice to play with the children. Our team was very thankful that laughter is a universal language. #CUGO

China Update

We spent the first four days in Beijing, a couple days in Xi’an, and now we’re back in Beijing where we will spend the remainder of our trip. So far, we have served in English corners, universities, and high schools. We’ve also been able to meet with Cedarville alumni stationed here and have assisted them with their students.  More updates to come!

— Hannah Schalles #CUGO