We’re all packing now in preparation for the 7 week outreach in Guyana; (back on the 19th June). Really looking forward to the change of scenery and to see what God has in store for us in this beautiful part of South America.
First of all we are staying in the YWAM Guyana Base which is not really built yet so we will be doing some construction work there as well as working locally in the churches leading youth group services aswell as working in the Hospitals working with the homeless and doing other community improvement projects.
A few weeks later we are moving on to catch the boat and hike to Imbaimadai where we will help again in the community with construction and painting, working with the poor and the sick. As well as travellign to a nearby Amerindian village where we work also.
Towards the end of the trip we will spend a few weeks deep in the jungle, working with tribes who have little contact with the outside world. Please be praying for us in our time here, it will be a fruitful and growing experience but very hard work.
Protection during transportation, we will be doing a lot of hiking, some boat rides, travelling in very small planes.
Protection from the tropical diseases present there such as various forms of Hepatitis, Malaria, Dengue Fever among others.
Protection from the animals especially when we are travelling and living in the jungle interior of Guyana. There are many highly poisonous snakes aswell as other dangerous animals, of them all the one that scares us the most is this fish the Candiru Vampire Fish which can swim up your urethra and chew at your inside, sucking your blood and eating your tissue until you most likely hermorrhage to death.
Pray for unity of the team as this time will be testing and stretching to the max.
Guidance from the Holy Spirit in our words and actions, operating in the gifts and fruits of the Spirit so we can make the maximum impact in our time there.
Energy for us all as our days are packed full.