Thursday in Hegyesd meant day two of English camp. We were thankful that the Lord brought back each student, and even an additional translator! Energy was high, and attitudes were willing. The typical structure for a day at camp is: a warm-up game, English lessons, chapel, small group, lunch, and recreational time. Students arrive around 9:30 am, and we have them ready to catch the 4:13 pm bus back to Tapolca. At yesterday’s debrief, we decided that we would include an additional English speaking component after lunch. Today, we lined up students across from leaders and translators and hosted simple conversations, “speed-dating” style. The Lord blessed our endeavor by allowing us to get to know each camper individually, and sustained our focus throughout each round of conversation.
We split up by gender in the afternoon in an attempt to more quickly deepen our relationships with the students. Dillon, Sam, and Max loaded up the van with guys and took them to the field in Tapolca for a soccer match. It was a great opportunity to meet our small group of gentlemen on their turf (pun intended), and Sam had the chance to share his testimony. It was honest and well received. We look forward to seeing how the Lord will grow the seeds planted today.
The ladies retreated upstairs for a fun afternoon of coffee and cookies, crafty bracelets, Justin Bieber, and conversation about the Lord’s definition of beauty and where a woman finds her worth. Kari shared about her experiences, and about parenting young women. Emilee answering a question about what makes a relationship ready for marriage. It was a great opportunity to speak truth to young women who are at such a critical age (about 11-13 years old.)
Tonight some of our crew is heading into Tapolca for adult English classes, dinner, and another supply run to Tesco. Others are holding down the fort in Hegyesd, preparing for tomorrows camp. We are so grateful for your prayers as we think the students are connecting with the messages preached by Dillon and Sam. They are focusing on different names Christ bears throughout the book of John (Lamb, Good Shepherd, Bread, and Vine.) Pray for opportunities to follow up with each student one on one to ask them about their responses to the titles of Christ!
Emilee on behalf of the team.