Fun with the Planks

The last two weeks have been incredible. Jon Plank arrived on Monday the 5th to help us shoot another video about our ministry. But it was like Christmas when he arrived because he brought a bunch of gifts and goodies from my parents. Thanks mom and dad, the kids love their gifts and we all enjoyed the sweets!!!
Daniel enjoying his new book from nana and pap.
The famous Jon Plank hard at work. He did a phenomenal job on the video, it's going to be great!
The nerve center of the whole operation. We spent lots of long hours editing, recording and filming.
Last Monday Alicia, Ashley and Lauren arrived to spend a week seeing the work and helping out. It has been so much fun having them here.
Hiking through the dark to Las Delicias church.
The girls sang "Amazing Grace" during the service and did a good job.
Wanda Knapp and some ladies from our church at Beavertown sent us some little Christmas stockings made from Christmas cards and beautiful wall hangings. The Planks enjoyed handing some of them out to our people at Las Delicias. Thank you Sis. Knapp, the cards were such a blessing!
Ashley and Lauren with the other children at Las Delicias.
Getting ready to dig in to some refried beans, tortillas, rice and chicken.
The girls came up with a great idea to make "Blessing Bags" to hand out to the poor. It was a big zip lock bag filled with snacks, tooth paste, soap, lotion, wet wipes and a tract. It was so neat to watch the people's expressions when they received their bag.
Watching our Pupusas get grilled. Mmmm so good.
We went to a government run orphanage. We handed out more of the wall hangings and Christmas card boots filled with candy. Many of these children were abandoned by their mothers, others have been rescued from the streets. The visit really touched our hearts.
The children came running out and gave us hugs. They were so happy to have visitors.
Handing out gifts to the children.
This little baby boy was found abandoned in an alley. Now he is waiting for a family who is willing to take care of him. What a precious baby.
Little Maria was also an abandoned baby but now she is healthy and doing great.
So thankful for her wall hanging.
The supervisor of the orphanage is wanting us to come and hold services with the young people. Here is another open door for ministry, we would love to help. We need God's direction, help us pray.


Jeanne said...

We are thrilled the Planks were able to come over...
Looks like you all were really busy.

Kara Plank said...

LOVED this post! So glad Jon's family could help out so much!