Cameroon —12015 (6/27/12)

Today is the 27th of June and we only have 10 days left! Who would believe time could fly by so fast. We are into our daily schedule and everyone is doing really well. We have only had two team Special Blessings from Registration Day and we have already served them

Our 16 girls and 10 guys are coming together as a family as we work on drama, puppets, music and most importantly, eyeglass training.

We have spent the last couple of days surviving the rain. It is allowing us to have our own personal pools in our tents. We are adapting and learning from it!

Elizabeth Leduc – Boot Camp has been different from what I expected. My brother, who came two years ago, warned me it would be challenging, but I didn’t really understand how much until the first couple of days here. A lot of it has been difficult. Some of us are homesick, some are battling blisters and bug bites and a couple of us dread the Obstacle Course every morning. Through these struggles, we have grown closer to each other as a team and closer to the Lord in our personal walks with Him. We have also learned how truly blessed we are with luxuries, such as not sleeping in tents with lakes from all the rain. We are excited to go to Cameroon and share the amazing love of Christ Jesus with people who are so needy. As we push through these next two weeks before leaving for Cameroon, we keep in mind Philippians 4:13: “I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHICH STRENGTHENETH ME.”

Lisa McDonald – Revelation 7:1-4 always reminds me that God will save us and protect us through all troubles and obstacles like bucket bathing, bucket flushing, the OC, SBs, KP or even if we get DQd. But through all our struggles in Boot Camp, God makes us grow closer to Him and to each other. Through the rain, the slough and very little sunshine, God has brought me closer to Him and my teammates. I love the OC. Yes, I know I am crazy. I love Boot Camp. Yes, it is insane. But I mostly love the people and can’t wait to get to know them more.



  1. Way to go Lisa, I am sure it is very challenging, but know that your mom and I are very proud of you and pray for you daily. Love you.

  2. I am so thankful that the storm of Debby has passed. Since I live near the Teen Mission post I went through the 8 days of rain that your group had — praying for your safety. Now the sunshine is here and I hope all will appreciate God’s love and tender care for each one of you. Enjoy boot camp and understand that this time is a learning experience of life. May God be with the group in all that you do here and in Africa. Hope to see you during Commission on Saturday.

  3. My Granddaughter, Rachel Moon, is on this team and my was it exciting to see her in the center of such a wonderful good looking group of young people. My, the things you are all learning through the physical hardships is amazing and the building of relationships is so, so valuable. You are making memories and friendships that will last a lifetime and the Lord is using you all to make an impact for His glorious Kingdom. As you obey Him and learn more about Him you will all be blessed in incredible ways and you will be such a blessing to the people you will be going to serve and bring the Love of Jesus to…. God bless you all! Love in Christ to every one of you on this special team! Shirley & Terry Moon/Canada

  4. I think what you’re all doing is beautiful. You’re all so young and yet dedicated to a wonderful purpose. Mikey and Miriam are from our Church and we’ve been praying for them everyday. I had no idea how many of you were on this team. I guess we’ll have to start praying for so many more of you. Just think of how the Lord is using you to impact so many hearts in an incredible way. For all of you to be working together to change the world little by little makes me tear up. LOL. Love you all.

  5. Mariaroza Opperman

    Pardon! Typing late at night tends to challenge my focus, so please ignore the errors in my comments. Carpe Diem.

  6. Mariaroza Opperman

    Elizabeth thank you for your honesty but also for your honesty to be up for the challenge. “….I am with you to deliver you,” says the Lord. Jeremiah 1:8. ‘Wherever God sends us, He will guard our lives. Our persoanl propery and possessions are to be a matter of indifference tto us, and our hold on these things should be very loose. I essence, Jesus says,”I will guard your life. If you try to guard it yourself, you remove yourself from My deliverance.” I read this on Wednesday in “Utmost for His highest” and thought it so appropriate for you and the Cameroon team. Yes,all the unpleasant stuff is going to pass and what a thrill when all of you look back at how God weaved all your sufferings into His amazing plan to mold you into what He knows you need to be in all the other incredible things He has down the road for all of you. Lean on Him, and as Annie Mtika always says to me, “TRUST AND OBEY.” So proud of you precious child of God, tres bien! Look forward to hearing more about your trip. Hugs to all the team. Mrs O in Philly

  7. to Elizabeth and all the others on the Cameroon team: Thanks for the update. We love you and are proud of you. God loves you even so much more and delights in you and what you are doing for Him this summer. We think of you often and praying for you many times throughout each day. Norm Leduc (Elizabeth’s Dad)

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