Xoy Building (1)On Wednesday, May 13th, our church family participated in the final fundraiser and activity for the Xoy Living Water Mission Trip.  After Fellowship Dinner, members of the congregation and youth groups participated in an agape party preparing materials for the education component of the mission trip.  Rainmakers, water wands, water droplets, costume pieces, name tags, water usage strips, and voting paddles were all constructed for the teacher materials and the children’s learning activities.  All items on the water droplet board have been supplied by our congregation including monetary donations for the cd player and keyboard!
The Mission Team comprised of Rick and Susanna Lee, Lon and Pat Lorton, Pete and Peggy Phelan, Dale Davis, Tem Major, Merry Brooks and Michael Milam is ready.  Parts for the water system have been ordered, educational materials have been organized into teaching units, vaccinations have been received and translators procured.  The congregation at Xoy is ready for our arrival.  They have, using funds from First Presbyterian Church, constructed the basic block building to house the water filtration system and drilled the well.  A group of women have committed to learning the educational concepts and teaching the families in the Xoy community water usage principles and hygiene practices.  The travel team plans to take a plethora of pictures so the home team has a photo record of all mission trip activities.
The Traveling Mission Team leaves for Xoy, Mexico from Nashville early on the morning on June 6th and plans to return June 14th.  Please pray for traveling safety, construction and teaching grace, and the health and safety of the members of this group.  Each member of the congregation who donated money, purchased materials or a rain barrel, participated in the Xoy Fellowship Dinners, helped with the agape party and prayed for the installation of the water filtration system is a part of the First Presbyterian Mission Team.  Truly this has been a congregational effort to share clean water on behalf of Jesus, the Living Water, with our brothers and sisters in Christ in the community of Xoy, Mexico.
Not to us, Lord, not to us, but to your name be the glory- because of your love and faithfulness.
Psalm 115:1

Peggy Phelan