It is always fun after outreach teams have come and gone to reflect on how faithful God is. He has raised up such an incredible network of support for Beautiful Gate around the world. He works in individuals’ hearts and brings together each team for His purposes according to His perfect timing. And through each team experience, He teaches, encourages, and prunes us (team members and BG staff/volunteers alike) to be more effective contributors to His Kingdom. What a mighty God we serve!
In August we had the pleasure of hosting a group from CrossPoint Church in Chino, California, USA. CrossPoint and Beautiful Gate have had an ongoing relationship for many years, but this was the first group to serve with us in some time. It was so wonderful to see some of the passion for what God is doing in and through Beautiful Gate rekindled in the hearts of our CrossPoint brothers and sisters.
As is often the case with our outreach teams, this group served passionately, wholeheartedly, and selflessly the whole time they were here. They cared for and encouraged our childcare staff, loved our kids with the love of Jesus, and participated in hard manual labor without complaint. In addition to their work with the children and staff, the team helped with the ongoing construction of Abba’s Playhouse, our new playgroup facility. They dug out ditches around the foundations that will eventually be filled with concrete as a porch. They also willingly led our weekly chapel service with songs and a fun skit.
We are so grateful for the ways the CrossPoint team blessed us so richly during their time in Lesotho. Thank you all, for serving our community so well. Thank you for being flexible and helping to meet the needs we actually had as opposed to the needs you thought would be pressing for you. Thank you for your generous hearts and contributions to helping make Beautiful Gate the best version of itself it can be. We look forward to what God has in store for this relationship in the future, and we can’t wait to see you here again!