Wednesday, July 9, 2008

"How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!" 

Team Giradisha here! Chance the boss, Stephanie the momma, Heather the momma’s momma, Stephen the spirited Spartan, and Jasmyn the Viking. Blessings abounding, we received over 60 kids in camp today. An increase of all most 20, but sadly it was on our last day (the fall-back of three day camps), however, each was introduced to the five colors throughout the day. Stephen opened this morning with magic tricks incorporating biblical examples, in which he and Boo-boo (the famous furry stuffed animal) did a great job. Heather and Stephanie did the unnoticed yet very important job of organizing and helping to see that the camp runs smoothly. Jasmyn did a great job in keeping track-off and guiding kids, and also helping in crafts. Jas also did a great job sharing her testimony. Teaching time consisted of review and growth which is the color green. The kid's knowledge of the gospel is good; known through their numerous correct answers to questions of salvation. I believe that application is the biggest need, making today an excellent teaching time. I can not say enough about the help of our Ukrainian workers and translators. They really are a blessing in how faithfully they serve. The conclusion for today is a sadness for leaving this wonderful camp, but also an excitement for the next. May your prayers be for the continued health and unity of the team, and also the spiritual growth/salvation for the kids in Giradisha. Yours truly,
Chance and team


jillian davies mansell said...

"For you yourselves know, brethren, that our coming to you was not in vain, but after we had already suffered and been mistreated in Philippi, as you know, we had the boldness in our God to speak to you the gospel of God amid much opposition. For our exhortation does not come from error or impurity or by way of deceit; but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who examines our hearts. For we never came with flattering speech, as you know, nor with a pretext for greed--God is witness--
nor did we seek glory from men, either from you or from others... But we proved to be gentle among you, as a nursing mother tenderly cares for her own children. Having so fond an affection for you, we were well-pleased to impart to you not only the gospel of God but also our own lives, because you had become very dear to us. For you recall, brethren, our labor and hardship, how working night and day so as not to be a burden to any of you, we proclaimed to you the gospel of God. You are witnesses, and so is God, how devoutly and uprightly and blamelessly we behaved toward you believers; just as you know how we were exhorting and encouraging and imploring each one of you as a father would his own children,
so that you would walk in a manner worthy of the God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory." 1 Thes. 2:1-12
praying for you team Giradisha as you continue to impart, not only the gospel, but your very lives with these people you love so dearly!
much love!

Yoshi said...

Go Stephen!!

Keep it pimpin. ^_^