Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Ecuador MAPS Team

Work day #1 was a great success. The weather was perfect and the ground work started for all of the team's projects.

I believe I speak for the entire team when I say that their hearts were greatly saddened when they received the news of the "home going" of Sis. Bettye Sue Baratti. Our MAPS team worked today knowing that she is in a better place, but also realizing she will be greatly missed by her family and host of friends. The entire crew sends their condolences and deepest sympathies to her family.

The project of our MAPS team this year is to help with construction work on the campgrounds in Ayangue, Ecuador. Pastor Rusty is working hard to get some pictures emailed to us soon. (We take simple things like dsl internet connections for granted.) I know they worked today laying some tile and I think - not certain- that the bunkbed project was started.

Everyone has been in good health and good spirits. I heard from a little birdie that the ping pong games have resumed. It seems everyone wants to de-throne Sandra from her ranking as "the best". :) (You know they have to have some kind of fun on these hard working trips!)

Please, please keep these team members in your prayers. Tomorrow, I hope to have listed all the team members and some specific prayer points.

Again, please continue to remember the Baratti family also.

blessings and prayers!


Jennifer said..., no, no!!! Sandra is only the "reigning champ" this year because the REAL CHAMP couldn't make the trip this year. As the team from last year will proudly remember....Roger Woolbright beat Sandra last year in ping pong...does it sound like I'm bragging on my hubby...yes...I am:):):) All in good fun though...we certainly wish we were there with everyone again! Tell everyone we miss them.

Anonymous said...

Dear Dorinda, Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for showing y family so much love as we are grieving the lose of my precious mother Bettye Sue Baratti. My Brother and I have grown up in the church, and were so very much comforted by all the prayers and out pouring of love. Though there will be many days ahead, of missing my dear mom....I have the comfort of knowing she is with my "dad" and with the Lord. We love you and Thank everyone so much. Because of him, Susan*