Saturday, July 12, 2008

Greeting from Team Gramatska!

Thank you so much for reading our blog! It is encouraging to know that others are lifting up God's work! Today was our last day of camp in Gramatska. It has been both exciting and encouraging. To see the Ukrainian children faithfully come to camp and hear the message of Christ. God has given us creative ways to grab the attention of the children and we are in awe of how God works. From Stephen sharing the Gospel through illusions, to a crack-up funny skit of the Garden of Eden. God's fingerprints are in every detail. Camp ended well as the children said they understood why Jesus died for them, but only God knows their hearts. Please pray that their hearts will be open during the next year. Each morning before camps begin, both teams meet as one to go through the study of James. God reminded us of the real reason we are here. Seeing that camps are done in excellence is a great thing. More importantly our focus is to be on the people and their hearts. One of our leaders reminded us that in the days to come the camps won't matter. Here is what will: the impact on their hearts! James 1:6 says, "But when he asks; he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the sea." Please continue to pray with us for God's wisdom as a team. In closing, I thought I would explain to you why we give ourselves funny names. Our team decided to nickname each other every day based on the day's events. Here they come for the day: Chance the shadow of the almighty, Stephanie the bug-eyed believer, Heather the one-who-sits-with-ducks, Stephen the camel, and Jasmyn the candy giver. Paka!

(Good bye) Jasmyn 


whitewave said...

Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6

Hola to everyone, especially hijo.
Good to hear of the good works along with the faith. God works in such amazing ways that all we can do is stand in AWE, we serve a mighty and awesome God. Being a faithful servant is doing what you know and telling what you know as God's Spirit prompts you, which is seen and evident in each of you. Thank you for keeping us posted. I pray and thank God for each and every one of you for your gentle Spirit and labor of Love.

Stephen, remember that Righteousness in the "TRUTH" = IMPACT. lOVE YOU

con carino tu papa y mama :)

Lawson said...

how encouraging it is to here from y'all! I love it when you write Ms. Jasmyn. Your love and excitement for Christ oozes of the pages (or, I suppose, screen in this case. :) )
Praying for y'all!

"For this reason I too, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which exists among you and your love for all the saints, do not cease giving thanks for you, while making mention of you in my prayers;that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all." Eph. 1:15-23

jillian davies mansell said...

sorry... Jillian said the above. Not lawson. :) sorry!