Joshua has been in charge of what is called the missionary night once a month at prayer meeting for a very long time. We used to have a fellowship meal on those nights but we haven't done that in a long time. Joshua and I have been praying for a long time about trying to revive interest in missions and making the prayer night more interactive and interesting. So last night was our first try.
Decorations and people...Jesse is always camera ready!
We had a night focused around the country of Spain. We decorated the room with the flag and colors and then Joshua and I fixed a meal that is common in Spain called a Spanish tortilla with sofrito (the tortilla is not what you would expect--it is made of egg, potato, cheese, onions, etc.) and then the sofrito consists of rice with a tomato topping. Spain has little to do with the Mexican culture except similar languages...Recipes can be found here: Spanish tortilla and Sofrito
Three weeks old today
We had preciously contacted the missionaries in Spain and asked for specific prayer requests and challenges they face in Spain. So we read aloud the challenges at dinner and then I had printed off a sheet of prayer requests for each person and those were read during the prayer meeting later.
Overall it was a great success and we are looking forward to next month doing it again except picking a different country!