1If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose.
So the last two weeks Dan and I taught surf lessons for the outdoors company i work for. This last week was especially awesome. We had some amazing conversations with the teens we worked with. (i would attribute that to prayers of friends and family) I was very rejuvenated and ready for this camp. I was able to wake up extra early and call a few friends in the states( i attribute that energy to the the support prayers of friends and family). It also went smoothly as to not having any major accidents. So GOOD! Thanks for the prayers
During this last week Dan and i had some crazy conversations!
- Dinner Prep- While getting ready for dinner prep one of the kids found out i was a Christian and asked if i was "hard out" or not. After a little prompting, Dan and I are having a half an hour Christians about how we believe the Bible is true and something that can be ignored
- Driving- Driving back from surfing, the teens were talking about where they would go after they died. After a little prompting, the kids asked me what i believed and i got to share the story of Christ's death and the goal of heaven and what that looks like
- Mark- Mark came up to me and said, "I am a Christian too." Mark was crazy and fun, but one of the cocky trouble makers so it was somewhat surprising to hear this. I got to spend some time hearing his testimony and encouraging him in his walk
- Soul Cravings- My mom gave me a book call Soul Cravings from Erwin Mcmanus who is a pastor in the states. I was using it as a hard surface for the campers to write on. One of the girls named Amy who is not a Christian (from what i know) started reading it... the next thing i know she wanted to keep reading it. I ended up giving it to her under the condition that she emails me in a week to discuss what she likes about it. I didn't finish it so i will buy it again, but cool stuff! It makes me smile just thinking about it.
Dan and i have been planning to go for a LONG time. Everyone who lives here says you will always regret not spending more time there. Anyways, Dan and i have been budgeting, planning, and pushing this off until we had the money and we are going to squeeze it out now! We will be gone for close to two weeks and leave today or tomorrow (Saturday or Sunday)! I'm sure we will have some videos and good times to share when we get back. It will also be an amazing time to process, look to the future, journal, and explore! So check back in two weeks!