It’s been a week since we left to come here and we’ve done so much since then! I thank God for our safety, health, and energy throughout this week. Classes have been going smoothly and today, in particular, was fun for our class. We took them to the park and had them pair up, blindfolded one of them, and had them lead each other in a race to find the water bottle. The Zsambok team arrived yesterday and the campers got to hear Nathan Solak preach today.
I’ve had the privilege of sitting in on the English speaking small group for the second year in a row and today was amazing. The best discussions happen when you don’t even get to the actual questions! We had people asking really great, hard questions and it was fun to watch them respond to the answers Josh and I had for them!
It’s been great to reconnect with the kids from last year and form relationships with the new ones. But my favorite part is seeing interest in the Gospel that I feel wasn’t as strong last year. I was extremely encouraged by a Bible verse that a friend shared with me today. Matthew 5:3 “You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and His rule.” When we are “at the end of our ropes” it’s tempting to struggle through it on our own when we should be relying on The Lord for strength. That’s an important thing to remember when we are all in a small building, chasing after the kids all day, hot, and tired. While it’s tough, it’s very worth it because we get to see God at work in these kid’s lives, and our lives, each and every day.