One Goal__One Body__One God
By Conway and Emily Robinson
“Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.” Romans 12:4-5
The past few days have been exciting, encouraging, adventurous and filled with joy as we have had the opportunity to meet many new kids and families, reconnect with familiar faces, attend church, and participate in multiple ministry activities.
Today, we set out to accomplish various work projects at the main ministry area in Los Guido called “La Finca,” also know as “The Farm”. The two main tasks were to create a drainage system and improve the already existing pathway. The first project required us to dig a 125-foot trench in order to lay the pipe that would allow the water to drain from the top of the property down to the bottom. Although this task may seem simple, it serves a great purpose during the rainy season, which is typically 8 months out of the year. The pipe that was laid is vital as it directs the water in a way that prevents erosion of important structures. The second task consisted of laying gravel on top of the old pathway. Over the last year, the rain washed away the pathway piece by piece, which made it difficult for vehicles to enter and exit the facility.
With the absence of modernized machinery and the presence of shovels and pic axes, we certainly had to rely on the Lord for strength and energy to complete these challenging tasks that were before us.
Not only did the Lord give us the strength to complete these tasks, He also allowed us to see what it means to apply this concept of “the body of Christ” and better understand the way that it functions. Each team member contributed in a unique way that allowed us to reach a common goal… to bring glory to God by functioning as one body through Christ.