Wow… where did the summer go? Our time in Indiana is coming to a close and we will miss the friends and cherish the experiences we’ve encountered while here. We, through God’s power, boldly shared the gospel at 10 county fairs in Illinois, Kentucky and Indiana. We conducted 1,580 surveys (there was often more than one person listening) and we recorded 268 decisions for Christ. Thousands more seeds were planted through other conversations and the tracts we shared with those unwilling to stop to talk. There
were hundreds of other deep conversations where people were visibly concerned about eternity yet were unwilling to make a decision for Christ. Please pray that they will be reminded of the truth of God’s word that they heard.
This is our last night in Indiana at TTT. In the morning, we plan to travel to St. Louis for a Sunday
morning presentation at Zion City Church and with their youth group in the evening. On Monday we plan to see the St. Louis Arch and visit Hannibal… then on Tuesday we plan to begin heading south stopping in Atlanta before continuing to Florida on Wednesday. We appreciate your prayers for traveling safety.
Here are a few short lines from each of the members of our team:
This summer was a really humbling experience. It really makes you feel privileged to be able to go out and share your faith with others who don’t know, don’t care , don’t understand, or are just simply lost in the ways of the world. People were amazed at the impact that teenagers were making but really it was the Lord because Christ through us can change the world, without Him we are nothing.
This summer has been an amazing experience. I’ve learned a lot about God and also about myself. It has also been great being around such awesome team members and leaders. Soli deo Gloria!
This summer I have learned a lot. How to control my mouth, not to do it just because a leader told me to. I have really learned to not take what people say in such a rude way because if I react over it, it makes things
worse than just moving on and being friends. It is just really cool to see how the Lord shows you and works in you in ways you would never think. Hi Mommy & Daddy I love you!
Well today is the last full day here. As I sit here I look back on the journey I traveled. I learned that God will always be here for me no matter what. I also have grown up quite a bit and have become more mature.
My walk with the Lord was strengthened through the circumstances I had to face. I learned to lean on him instead of men because men will lead you astray but God never will. This summer was truly amazing. I never thought I would have the privilege to share the gospel of Christ. God used me in amazing ways… Now I know that God can use anyone even a person like me.
Okay, so the big question, What did I learn this summer? Hmmm, Okay, I learned that God is bigger than Boot Camp. I learned that God’s grace is sufficient for blisters, heat rash, knee pain, mosquitoes and spending 2 days in a bus with hyper, over-tired, caffeinated teenagers. I learned to let God take anything out of me that’s undesirable and that I’m much happier once He does. I learned that loving people is what
God wants me to do, and that it’s hard, but possible. I learned to give God complete control, but I have a feeling it’s a lesson that’ll take the rest of my life to perfect… but His grace is sufficient. God Bless
d this year how much God loves unbelievers as well as believers. God really blessed me with a small part of this love. I have really enjoyed sharing the gospel with the people that need it and I am praying that God will continue to give me this passion for Him when I return.
This summer the Lord showed me that he is always in charge of my life. He also showed me to depend on him even though things are not going the way you wanted them to be.
From MarquisThe Lord showed me at Boot Camp to trust Him and not myself…also not to put others 1st before Him. I’ve learned to share the gospel about Him and He changed my life completely around at the fairs and at Boot Camp.
From WestonI have seen God working in many ways this summer. He has been working in my life and drawing me closer to Him. He has also helped me to be much more bold and courageous to share his word. I have seen Him working in the lives of people throughout the fairs we went to and many accepted Him as their savior. This has been am amazing
experience and I am glad to have gone to TMI this summer. God Bless!!
This summer was a time of incredible growth in my relationship with God. I learned to trust in him no matter what the circumstances… It was also great to see God at work during our ministry at the fairs. Praise the Lord for this great summer.
This summer has really caused me to take a step back and look at the world in a different perspective… one that is beyond my own sight and to instead look at it with God’s eyes. It is sad how far off the world is from God’s will. I’ve come to see how great the need is for the gospel right here in the States.
This summer has shown has shown me how much I have grown in the last few years and how much I have left to grow! It was amazing to see how much God is in control and I learned to let the peace of God rule in my life.
The summer was harder than I expected but more rewarding than I thought it would be as well. I enjoyed discipling the kids and sharing the gospel… seeing the guys and gals mature and grow spiritually.
From the Petersens
We have been blessed beyond belief and are grateful to the Lord for many things. We are thankful for all of you
who have faithfully prayed for us all summer for safety, health and anointing on our outreaches. It has been an honor to serve these teens this summer and they have grown a lot in many areas. Thank you TTT for the awesome hospitality during our stay and to all of the Tigers (TTT teens) for their partnership in sharing the gospel. We will always be great fans of each teen and look forward to see how God uses each one in His service in the future. To God be ALL the glory!!
The photo below is of our team with the TTT president George Dooms and the TTT Tigers on Friday before going out for our last ‘Fair Share’