After only 5 days home we hit the road again to help with kids camp. We wanted to be a help with the activities going on in our church this summer and asked how we could be involved. They decided it would be fun for the kids to have a "missionary moment" time everyday for the kids. The kids were from 4 different churches in the area (including our church) and we went to a facility in Statesboro GA. The camp was called gospel mystery investigators, searching the mystery of a Savior.
We decided that, rather than try to do a missionary time that wasn’t related to the camp, we should tell missionary stories as they relate to the themes of the day. The themes were: sin-less, servant, and sacrifice. The last days theme was Savior. Naturally the missionary stories I told related to the themes of the day. That provided for a little more continuity.
I have to admit that talking to 120 kids was out of my comfort zone. I have talked to a group of 20 kids before, which is quite a bit easier to see how kids are tracking. 120 was a challange, and I had to adjust strategies and lessons as I went. The last day I painted my face and put on a wig as I told the Ee-tao story from the Mouk perspective.
Several kids made decisions for Christ, whether they believed the gospel, wanted to be baptized, or wanted to give their lives to ministry. It was a very encouraging time, and very encouraging to serve with people from the churches. Thanks for your prayers.
A side note is that Jamen handled the week like a pro…even made some friends with some of the kids. He slept good, played outside, and ate constantly it seemed. We had one scare this week, when Jen (who is almost 3 months pregnant) nearly passed out in the kitchen while cooking Jamen’s dinner. We were able to keep her conscious and she soon got the colour back in her face and feeling back in her fingers. We think it may have been caused by the heat in the kitchen, but praise God momma and baby seem to be fine still 4 days later.
Pray for us this week as we are meeting with some friends in our church to share with them about our ministry in Paraguay, and also for some meetings we will be attending.