Greetings from the Lord’s Boot Camp here in Merritt Island, Florida. We have been blessed to have our team all arrive by Wednesday. There are 13 girls and five boys and all are doing great. The weather last week was beautiful, hot with a nice breeze. Over the weekend, we received our first bands of rain which continued into the beginning of this week.
Peru Church — 12024 (6/27/12)
Since arriving we have been a part of the Missions Conference. We attended classes on how to reach the Muslims, reaching the homeless, reaching children and learned about the work that is going on in Africa through the Motorcycle Sunday School Mission. We also had our fist day of classes which included puppets, music, block laying and layout. The team is still adjusting to waking up at 5:30 a.m. and running the O.C. but is getting better as the days go on. We have had no major health problems.
John Imperial – The past few days have been hot, wet, stinky and awesome. We have great food and fellowship with the team and the other teams that are here. The weather never stays the same. One day it is hot and dry and the next day it is wet and breezy. God has taught me to never give up and that I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. He has also taught me to put the church first then others and finally myself. I believe at the end of this summer we will come back different and our relationship with God will be stronger.
Michelle Dearmore – I got to the Lord’s Boot Camp on Tuesday, July 19th, not fully knowing what to expect. Well on my team there are 18 members including me and we have three leaders. Our team has bonded pretty quickly though we still struggle with how to be the friend and team member that we can be with the rest of the team. On this trip we were not supposed to bring books. Well, I as not looking forward to that because I really enjoy reading. However, my mother thought it would be good for me because it would force me to rely fully on God to help me interact with a group of kids that I did not know in the beginning. One of the main reasons I wanted to come on this trip was to get this experience, but also to grow in my relationship with God. During these first few days I felt that God has been teaching me how to get closer to Him as well as the fact that there is so much more that I could be doing for the Lord. This experience so far has been a time of friendship, leadership and personal and spiritual growth. I want to thank the Lord for my family and friends who supported me and helped me get here. I also want to thank the Lord for blessing me with awesome team members and awesome leaders.