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Benin: Day 10

Benin: Day 10

We had a bit of surprise this morning. The schedule had us attending a church service with Mike preaching but no location. The surprise was that the service was at the church we help build on Friday. On Friday, we had commented, “Wouldn’t it be fun to join them for the first service in the new building.” But we thought we were schedule elsewhere and we did not know if the work would continue on Saturday.

Mike with Alphonse, our GAiN Benin host who is translating.

What treat to be in this community again for this special day to enjoy the start of a new chapter and celebrate God’s provision of this new meeting place.

Choir getting ready to celebrate.

This all started with a well, then a church plant and now a new building to serve the community. It is clear they have out grown their 15×20 ft church building!

This chapter is closing for us, our trip home starts home tonight. It is amazing how you come in as strangers and end up so close after just 10 days together. The intensity of the experience presses all of us toward a significance level of transparency. Our experience has been filled with lot of common events but each person is taking home a unique perspective based on their own experience and personal engagement with this trip. One person commented, “My heart has changed.”

Our Team… from strangers to team mates and friends in 10 days!

It is with total satisfaction that the two representative from the Cycling 4 Water team, Rob and Mike leave Benin with thankful hearts for all the people that have been part of the Cycling 4 Water projects to provided a total of 100 wells which give much more than clean water for years to come!! Thank you for you partnership in this project!