Ephesians 2:14, 19- "For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility...so then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God."
Beautiful music once again streamed from Woodbrook Pentecostal church, the praise team dressed sharply in black and white. Despite the thousands of miles between our homes, there is a sense of unity between the church members and the Regent team. Rev. Williams reviewed the week's activities and reaffirmed that the breaking down of walls that attempted to obstruct the team's mission was clear evidence of God's power in Trinidad and Tobago. He spoke of the racism that has been a recent topic for the United States and the increasing "ethnic rivalry" on their island, calling the church to be a mediator.
Dr. Keyes shared a message that morning about integrity. He recounted the story of David with Bathsheba, contrasting David's actions with Uriah's choice to remain loyal to his standards and what he knew was right. Our own Jeff Francis was asked to speak at another church on the island and continued the theme of the family. He spoke about David as well, focusing on his relationship with King Saul and how we often experience wounds from our earthly fathers that can only be healed by our Heavenly Father.
On our last day of rest before the plunge, the team ventured out for some R and R after church. One group went to Trincity mall to shop and socialize or to see a movie, while others went to the Botanical Gardens that is next to the zoo. Later that night a group of team members also went to a local restaurant to watch the U.S. beat Japan in the World Cup!
Amanda N. Trent, Psy.D.