The team from FBC Fort Payne has arrived in Butuan! The 18 person team will be joining with nationals and other volunteers for a full week of ministry. After a short time of orientation the first ministry opportunity began with a basketball game against a local team here in Butuan City. Team USA put forth a good effort... it was a little difficult to play as a team since they'd never even practiced together!... but they did lose 56-51. Oh well... it was a good start to the week. During half-time the players introduced themselves much to the delight of the girls in the crowd! Other team members share a brief drama followed by a Gospel presentation by Jeff (translated by Jess).
Jet lag had set in pretty hard and the team was ready to head to bed when they returned to the hotel around 9:30. No Thea... you are talking in complete sentences! :) Pray for the team as the medical team will conduct their first clinic while the youth team works all morning at a local Habitat for Humanity site. In the afternoon, the youth team will lead an assocational youth fellowship which will last until Saturday afternoon.