Greetings from our Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ!
We have an amazing team of kids and leaders this year. What an awesome opportunity the Lord has given us to learn from each other’s strengths and to encourage one another in our weaknesses.
Many of us are learning to lean on God for every detail of our lives: getting up at 5:30 in the morning, walking through the mud, and giving thanks for dry socks. We are so proud of how our team is working together.
Continue to pray for each of us as a team. The first days of motorcycle training have gone very well.
The sights and sounds of God’s creation here in Florida have given us pause. We are enjoying hearing the frogs, crickets and owls serenade us at night as the armadillos make their late night rounds.
We cannot begin to count the blessings that God is showing us as we discern each team members spiritual gifts. Thank you to those who have given us your children to care for and nurture.
On Tuesday, the kids learned how to ride double and balance the bikes. Then came the joy of shifting into second gear without killing the engine. Wednesday we plan to move from the training field to the training course. Keep the prayers coming.
Beth Doyle – Hey everybody! Today makes it a week that I’ve been here and I am loving it! There is a tropical depression here right now so it has been raining a lot, but it’s nice because it makes it cool! The spiritual atmosphere here in incredible. I feel God’s presence all the time and have definitely learned to depend on Him to get through every day. Boot Camp is a hard environment, but it is awesome training. Our team is really connecting; we work well together and have a lot of fun. We’ve only done two days of bike training, but everyone is doing really well. The bikes are so fun, but know that they are just an evangelism tool and that we need to focus on the ministry to the orphans. We’ve started music and phonics and that is all really exciting too! I am looking forward to what is to come!
Matthew Pound – Besides falling in the slough, wet tents, wet clothes and muddy wet boots, running the Obstacle Course at 6:30 a.m. is a lot of fun. We started riding the firs bikes for MSSM and also training and learning all aspects of helping orphans with phonics, games and teaching the Gospel. I can’t wait to go to Zambia to help the orphans.