Blog post written by Jenni Ramsey
Yesterday the June team members from The Village Church of Irvine were commissioned during our Sunday morning service. We also commissioned our Africa team members. It was exciting to see so many people on the stage who will be serving in short-term missions this summer. I especially love the fact that our teams serve in long-term partnerships and send team members who have long-term relationships with the missionaries and nationals.
In the evening the Village Church team members gathered for a team meetings and "packing party", where we sorted through (and even tried on!) some of the donations. Needless to say, we had a memorable evening sorting through the gorgeous dresses, jewelry, shoes and gifts that were donated for the quinceanera.
If you are visiting our blog for the first time and don't know the history of our quinceanera trips, please click here to read highlights our first quinceanera (held in July, 2012). The 2014 quinceanera will be held on Sunday, June 29 at The Holiday Inn in San Salvador. Our team of 26 departs this Thursday, June 26 from LAX and we're so grateful for your prayers. We will be visiting the girls on Friday to tell them about the quinceanerea (they will be so thrilled!!!) and to distribute the gowns. We'll spend the entire weekend doing facials, nails, and getting ready for the big event. We are so thankful for this incredible opportunity to remind these precious girls of their beauty, worth and value to their Heavenly Father as we celebrate their lives at the quinceanera. Thank you for partnering with us through your prayers and support!