The final day
For my second and final blog, I am bringing you the high points and the single low point of our final groups day in Cancun. This final day had an great amount of anticipation within the group because we were going to share our personal stories and some testimonies with our friends from the University of Caribe. But before that event, our group traveled to the market place to accomplish some shopping. Shopping in my mind is quite possibly the worst thing that someone is forced to do. Our group was given an hour and a half to shop throughout the market, and I was almost in tears of boredom after nearly 5 minutes of shopping. The rest of the “shopping” experience was me following around Ansley, Dash, and Alex while they shopped around. My mood would improve shortly after this experience because of the Dominoes Pizza that I was able to consume.
The next part of the day was used to complete our experience with the kids from the University of Caribe. After a couple of hours of volleyball practice we divided up into small groups in order to share some personal stories. During that time I learned many things about some of our University friends and more about my fellow students. One story that really got to me was one that our spanish translator told us. He told us that he was very involved with music, and his interest in music placed him into situations where he would be involved in drinking and smoking. While all this was happening, he and his best friend got into a bad car wreck which ended up putting his best friend into a coma. While his best friend was in a coma he almost attempted suicide and eventually prayed to God asking forgiveness and to help him through his self guilt. The story wraps up by his best friend waking up from his coma and joining him in a local church worship band. This story touched me because I am amazed by the power of prayer and how turning to God can turn your life around in dramatic fashion. Overall today was a solid day for ministry and I truly believe that we have touched many peoples lives in our ministry within the University of Caribe.
Written by: Ryan “Es a Cole Mundo” Cole
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