Our team began the day with a devotional time led by Pastor Rossel. His message centered on the verse in Philippians where Paul states, “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” He talked about how quickly we can fall into the mind set that I can do all things in my own strength and how that doesn’t always go so well. He encouraged the team to allow God to use them in a mighty way this week. For the benefit of some of the first time people on this trip he reminded them of the long relationship that our church has had with Iglesia Gran Comision and how much Chestnut Ridge Church means to them. There is also special meaning to him because before he even met his wife Aurora, she had come to the states and spent a month living with Pastor Tim and his family. To this day, Aurora talks about all she learned from Tim and Karen Haring by watching the way they loved each other and their children. Aurora wanted that in her life and Pastor Rossel has been blessed by that influence to this day.