We are at the Lord’s Boot Camp in Merritt Island, Florida. Though it rained for several days last week, yesterday and today are pretty and sunny and the temperature is in the low 90’s. We had orientation on Saturday and Sunday. The team was able to attend the BMW graduation on Sunday morning. We had KP on Saturday. The team is getting acquainted with the Obstacle Course (OC), which is helping them to learn to work together as a team.
Some of the team is struggling with the heat, humidity, blisters, rashes, and mosquito bites. Some are also dealing with homesickness, and that is getting better every day.
The team bonded quickly. They have been encouraging each other, praying for one another, working together doing their laundry and setting up tents, singing together during their free time and sharing ideas with one another.
We got the “Pig” award (dirtiest tent site) on Sunday, so we had to clean the bathrooms. On Monday, we got the “Cleanliness” award and got to swim in the pool during our free time on Tuesday.
The team has had classes in Personal Evangelism, Music, Puppets, Block Laying, Steel Tying and Layout. It has been exciting to see how the Lord is working in the lives of the team members already.
Alex Wood – Life at Boot Camp has been easier since God is helping me to be able to relate to my teammates easier. I feel like God has helped me and my team to relate and come together as a team.
Victoria Contour – When I first arrived at The Lord’s Boot Camp, the first thing I thought was, “Wow, it’s REALLY hot and humid!” That first night, I could not go to sleep at all. I was woken up way too early and we had KP duty the first day. Everything was going fine until the Obstacle Course (OC). I didn’t like the OC at all! Then one day, the Lord spoke to me and told me that everything was OK and I would get through this and love it. That changed my whole outlook on Boot Camp. I feel happier in my spirit now. The feel closer to God and His Word. The Lord has changed me and will continue to change me throughout Boot Camp and my work project.