I am Brittany, the Little sister that blogs over at Natural-Nesters! I am so excited that Julie has invited me to guest post over here at A Beautiful Day! Julie has asked me to share with you a little about my most recent mission trip to Trinidad, but before I do, let me tell you a little bit about us the Natural-Nesters.
We are two sisters that love family, taking care of our homes, kids, cooking, doing DIY crafts, home projects and more. We would love for you to join in on our adventures with us!
My Name is Brittany!
I am a wife who works full-time, goes to graduate school at night, and is taking care of three Asian exchange students! My entire life is an adventure being lived for the Lord and I love it! I love my husband, and I love taking care of our home, which involves, cleaning, organizing, fitness, crafting, creating and planning! I have a passion for each of these things because of the gift the Lord has given me as a Natural Nester!
Now to tell you about my trip...
At the first of July my husband and I helped lead a mission trip with half college students (we are leaders within our college ministry,) and half adults from our church. We took 36 people from our church to Trinidad to partner with an organization called Every Home for Christ (EHC). EHC is an organization with the vision of going into every country and putting the word of God into every single home. They have already partnered with local churches in Trinidad and had a lot of the outreaches planned out for us.
My husband and I at the end of the trip when we visited the beautiful beaches of Trinidad.
A neighborhood view of Trinidad
A big part of our trip consisted of us going out with 5 different churches to their designated neighborhoods, and walking the streets of Trinidad, going into homes, asking to pray for people, and sharing the love of Christ with them. Not everyone was kind and welcoming, but as a whole the people of Trinidad were very friendly and hospitable. Even if they didn't believe in Jesus they loved to just chat with you.
We saw the Lord do so much while we were gone. As some people were out evangelizing on the streets, half of our team was in each night worshipping and interceding on behalf of our team in the neighborhoods. I learned so much about the power of prayer as we watched specific prayers being answered in the work that we were doing.
Members of our team and the local church praying for an elderly Trini lady
We saw people be healed of physical ailments from eye sight, to being able to walk, to straightening our of limbs that had been messed up by strokes. We saw people come to love the Lord God, and only God, who had been worshipping multiple Hindu gods. They would give up their devotion to all of the gods that they had been serving since childhood because they experienced the true love of Jesus Christ. It was amazing to see the miraculous changes.
Some of the college students that we took on the trip
It was also very encouraging to meet other believers and get to learn from them and spur them on. We made some wonderful relationships with the local church body, and I pray that as our team left, that they would still be going throughout the streets to spread the name of Jesus to the country of Trinidad.
It was an amazing time of serving the Lord and seeing his love and power at work. The country of Trinidad was beautiful, and I would love to go back one day.
A beautiful sunset view in Trinidad
I hope that after reading this and seeing how good the Lord is that you are spurred on. On this trip I was reminded so much about the power of prayer. Different nights, my half of the team would stay in and pray, and in the back of my mind I would think we should all be out DOING. But as our team would come in from neighborhoods, and we would hear testimonies of the prayers that we prayed THAT NIGHT! I was amazed and reminded that our prayers have power, and that daily I need to be using prayer to war for things on this earth.
Blessings to you all, and thank you for letting me share with you.
I would love for you to stop by and get to know us more!!
So far, when someone has agreed to guest post and asked what I would like them to post about, I have left it up to them. But knowing that Brittany had just returned recently from her mission trip I asked if she would mine sharing her thoughts on that. It has been on my heart for years to go on a mission trip and one day I will make it happen...not sure when and not sure where but mark my words I will. Thank you, Brittany for sharing your lastest mission experience in Trinidad....your faith and passion are a true inspiration