One of our first groups this summer was the Butler University Team, from Indianapolis, Indiana! Butler’s team helped pave the way for a packed summer of teams. They were a tremendous help with making cosmetic improvements to our Mission Center. One of those “cosmetic” changes or improvements was placing a fresh coat of paint on the Mission Center’s walls.
Many times we have groups come and go and a lot of you never get to hear or see each other’s impact. God really is moving, here, in Nicaragua! He is using so many people to bring glory to His Kingdom!
So, we’ve decided to change that – to make a statement! Butler University’s Team set out with an idea, one that leaves a mark. They decided to paint the Vision Nicaragua logo (Thanks to Beth Werge!) with the words: “The Hands of Vision Nicaragua” inscribed above it. Whenever a person or group stays at the Mission Center, they are asked to paint up their hand and leave their mark – their handprint on the wall of the Mission Center.
We are so pumped about this idea! It brings to light Corinthians chapter 12, verses 12-14. In this passage Paul depicts for us the unity and diversity within the body of Christ: “Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free —and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many.” (NIV)
It will be such a beautiful picture to look back a year from now and see the handprints of people that the Lord has brought to Nicaragua! Each handprint tells a story….it might just be time for yours to be written!