Monday, September 29, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
I'm sure there are a TON of things that we learned from this trip, but that is just one of very many. So right now, we are back in Willmar getting ready to leave tomorrow for our overseas tour in....TAIWAN! Yup, I'm excited! Since there are a number of things that can possibly go wrong on this tour, there are a few things that I would like to request of you to pray for us about...
- safety for our travels to and from Taiwan
- nice customs agents in Taiwan who won't give us problems checking out our equipment
- our physical, mental and spiritual health
- the receptiveness and openness of the people in Taiwan towards us and God
We will return on October 23, so there's a small chance that we will be posting until then. Also, take some time out to check out 14:22's blog. They will be leaving for the Philippines next Tuesday.
Thanks for reading!
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
On Tuesday, we played a morning chapel at Pella Christian High, then spent the remainder of the day in the school's common area interacting with the students. I talked to a number of students and many were enthusiastic about music and missions- over 18 auditioned to be on a CTI team !!! It was great to be in the familiar atmosphere of a God-centered school- I felt close to the students, because I was once in their shoes. Being at school made me realize how much I miss my wise teachers/ mentors. Especially you Mr Orr!
Thanks again Pella High School and host families for a great experience!
Tonight and Wednesday night, we had the privilege of ministering at Church of the Damascus Road, a church inside two correctional facilities. I think the entire team would agree that we did not minister to them, but they ministered to us. Listening to the prayers of broken men have the ability to re-break one's heart for God.
The team has been learning about God's grace...
Nothing we can do can make God love us less.
Nothing we can do can make God love us more.
God loves us because He wants to.
I pray we can accurately share God's grace to those we encounter, and continue to give each other grace day to day as we learn and grow.
Thanks for reading! Be Blessed!
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
paul had more fun playing with the inflatable child play fun toyish carnival type things than any of those kids did.
he specifically asked me not to share this with you guys, but i feel as though it is something that needs to be shared. paul actually forced all of the children off of these apparatuses with a stern face and a cold heart.
just kidding of course.
its half way through the first week of tour and we are all having a blast!!! Today we are on our way to Jacksonville IL, I think we are playing at a college tonight but i cant remember, either way it will be fun. And speaking of fun, Christian and i invented a new card game today in the van that we call Swiss Apple, Its like the best game ever so you'll have to ask abut it next time you see one of us.
Please continue praying for us, love you all> bye : )
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
On our way we stopped at a great local sub shop, called Arthur's. It's been a great day thus far, and we get to hang out with a youth group tonight, so the day is only going get better!
Monday, September 08, 2008
Yesterday we led worship at Milan Christian Church in Illinois and then played a concert for their fall youth group kickoff. It was a great time! Thanks to our awesome hosts and a great church for making our first stop on tour a wonderful experience!
Check back soon for some great videos of the day!