Bolivia, Missions

A Note From April Pettis- Crusade Leader

What an incredible week!  I thank God for the opportunity to serve him.  I thank each person who gave of their money, supplies, and prayers. Lives were changed in Bolivia…both Bolivian’s and Orange Team members.

To the Orange Team members: 
Thank you for positive and obedient attitudes. 

Thank you for “going with the flow” when direction changed, or when asked to rush and asked to wait.  

Thank you for having a servant’s heart.

Floyd, thank you for leading the “set up/break down crew”.  You all had this down to an art.  I knew when we set foot on each campus the “stage” would be set and ready to go within 10 minutes. Thank you for being willing to help with the object lesson.  I believe this visual will stick in the minds of everyone who saw it.

Sandi, Than you for heading up the puppet and game crew.  You always had everything ready to go.  You made each transition behind the curtain smooth.  Your positive attitude when things changed was so appreciated.  When given a task, you ran with it. Thank you.

Chase A., Thank you buddy for all your help.  From helping set up, to passing out candy, to helping with an object lesson and anything else I asked….I really appreciate you.  The world needs more teenagers willing to give up some summer activities to share God’s love around the world.  Thank you.

Chase C., You helped in so many areas. From setting up,  to entertaining kids, to demonstrating games….so many things…you were always willing to pitch in.  I so appreciate everything.

Shelly, You always had that beautiful smile.  It made an impact on many lives.  You were such a big help with the puppets and each game.  Even doing a little ballet with some of the girls.  I know they will remember this for a long time. I thank you and Chase very much for taking a week away from home and your sweet girls to touch the lives of so many who needed to see and feel your love and attention.

Mr. Aubrey, you were a constant.  I always knew you were behind me.  You did an awesome job manning the sound equipment.  Your encouraging words meant so much.  Not to mention the many children who flocked to you to see what your hands would create next.  We may never know just how much a “stick” affected each life.

Cindy,  you are the best mother-in-law.  I am so blessed to serve with you.  You are one of the hardest working people I know–you helped in so many ways.  I cannot thank you enough.  Anything I asked, you were there.  Your heart is so sweet and obedient.  I love you very much.  Thank you.

Lacy, you are such a sweetheart. I cannot thank you enough for all that you did this past week.  Your willingness to serve however needed was invaluable.  Your passion for Jesus is very evident. I cannot wait to see what God has in store for your ministry.  Thank you.

Daniel, you were such a big help in so many ways.  From helping physically each day during services to being our comedic entertainment.  You kept us laughing with your stories and tales.  You were a blessing to have with us this week. Thank you to you and Lacy for taking off a week from your jobs and leaving your children behind to work for Jesus.

Mother, you make me so proud to be your daughter.  Your willingness to step in at any moment was awesome.  Thank you for helping with lessons and entertainment.  Thank you for sacrificing time you could have spent doing other things to take photos of all of us. Thank you for your constant encouraging words.  I love you more…

Daddy, I could not be more proud of you.  You are an amazing leader.  You too, were so willing to do anything needed and asked.  Your positive attitude and obedience was constant.  Thank you for all that you are.  I cannot wait to see what all God has in store for you and mother.

David (George), you make me so proud.  You are always willing to wear anything silly, act out any skit, and make yourself vulnerable to make kids laugh.  Thank you for your support. I am so happy that I get to travel this journey of life with you. I love you.

Serving Him Together,
April Pettis

Now from Jeff and Angie,
We ditto everything April said- you all were the best we could have hoped for.  April, as your parents, we could not be more proud of you.  You excel in all you put your heart and mind to–and this was no different.  We love and appreciate  you.  You depict a true leader with a servants heart.  There is no other kind.

We can’t wait for the next one!

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