Rain, rain go away.
For dry, clean ground
Is what we pray!
It has rained here at the Lord’s BC for three squishy days. It is becoming increasingly hard to get our laundry clean AND dry, but God is faithful to help us all remain positive. The Obstacle Course (OC) gets easier every day. On Monday, the entire team got over the Wall which truly brought our team together in an amazing way. Yesterday, Mike and I (Karen Taylor), ran the OC with the team and now our whole team has ran it. (Michelle Myers ran with the team on Orientation Day.) It was a major achievement for me since I am afraid of heights, but God delivered me from all my fears. All the encouragement I received from the team helped too! This past Monday was also a very full day since it was Canada Day. We enjoyed celebrating with the Canadians on our team as well as those on other teams. We even got to be the provincial flag runners at the evening rally. Hopefully, you all got a snap shot of your son or daughter! In cooking classes this week, I made cinnamon rolls and chicken and noodles. The team gobbled both up! Cooking classes are now complete though and the team is definitely disappointed that extra snacks won’t be coming their way until we get to ireland! Three more days until Commissioning!
Benet Landon – Boot Camp —well, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I’ve been camping, so I thought, ‘Hey, this should be OK. I know what dirt feels like.’ That was a major understatement. I admit that during the first few days, I really wanted to leave. Boot Camp is buggy, dirty, sweaty and very challenging. But it’s also the best thing I could do this summer. It’s taught me about myself. I am vain, prideful, and a bit bossy. But if Boot Camp has taught me anything, it is that all that doesn’t matter. I have been learning humility and what it really means to do all things for Christ whether we want to do it or not. I still struggle, but I know that I really can do all things in Christ who strengthens me. I will probably actually miss Boot Camp.
Taylor Bailey – I was born and raised in a Christian family. I was dedicated in my church when I was just a few months old. I accepted Christ as my Savior and was baptized when I was 10. Growing up, I went through some of the toughest trials I had ever gone through. Being bullied, being hurt by someone I was suppose to trust, meeting a guy that convinced me to lie to my parents and more. But each time, I found my way back to Christ. But I never felt that I was being the best Christian I could be. Being at the Lord’s Boot Camp has changed my life. On June 27, I went and asked God to forgive me of my sins and to help me to forgive others. On June 29, I rededicated my life to Christ. I have never felt happier and more blessed than now. God has given me a wonderful new father, Kenneth Bailey, who treats my mom better than any other man could. God has also blessed me with my baby brother, Dylan Bailey, my mother, Melanie Bailey and with grandparents that love me.