We’re off to a great start with our training at Boot Camp. We are on our third day of evangelism classes, puppets, drama and music. We got 15 team members on over the Wall on the Obstacle Course this morning. Deke Pierce and Justin Dowers have mastered the art of pulling the team members over the wall. The team is working well together and building great friendships. Ronnie Bosworth enjoys being the last runner on the OC and she is a great encourager for the team. We are doing our best to stay dry in this weather. It is suppose to improve today. Although it is wet, we all love this cooler weather!
Justin Dowers – Hey everyone in the outside world! Here at The Lord’s Boot Camp, we are getting some inclement weather. It is either pouring rain, windy or high heat and humidity. Despite the weather, our team still has high spirits and is having a good time and learning a lot. We all get along well and do very well in our group classes. We are getting good with walking with our backpacks since our tent site is one of the fartherest out. I think I speak for all when I say I cannot wait to get to Italy!
Ahnie Lonele – Team Italy has made it across the three-day hump with a whoop and a holler! We have been afflicted with blisters, wilted by the heat and flushed out by the rain. Yet, through it all, we have triumphantly connected as a team, exploding with enthusiasm, radiating humor and keeping each other’s chins up through the challenges. After settling in on Registration Day, we went through some quick orientation classes to get us into the swing of things at Boot Camp. We are learning to speed walk with backpacks, be patient in lines and memorize Scripture. We are acquiring such skills as time management, food inhalation and during the afternoons and evenings, we get pumped up for the rallies. Some highlights include sleeping, the Obstacle Course, drama, bathing and of course, the 500-gallon chocolate milkshake. So, all in all, we had a challenging, but uplifting week that has strengthened us for the days ahead.v