In addition to the main goal of implanting the VBS event there were a number of additional ministries we were able to accomplish during our time in and around Rus Rus. The first Saturday after we arrived we traveled to the villiage of Mahbita to distribute water filters. Clean drinking water is so important to community health so we were delighted to be a part of this and to pray for the village and God’s blessing upon it. Mahbita is also a Macaw sanctuary. It was incredible to see these beautiful birds flying free and hear a wild parrot mimicking a child’s cry during the prayer time! The local church in Rus Rus invited us to share in their services the Sundays that we were present. I had the opportunity to preach there on a Sunday evening which was a great joy. The Holy Spirit led me to talk about the goodness of God which is a topic that is always a vital reminder to all of us. We also presented Bibles to the soldiers who are stationed in Rus Rus and one of the other pastors on our team did a Bible Study with them as well.