The Ireland team has been busy training these first two days and we as a leadership are very proud of the strides they are making. Now is the time when we are finally getting to know one another, and seeing how we work together as a team. Friday and Saturday were stressful and busy days of registration, but God provided! Today, June 9th, is the first official day of training and the kids have been busy with the OC (Obstacle Course), puppets, music, and block-laying!
“My name is Lisa Heibert, and I’m from Grunthal, MB, Canada. In 2011 I went on a missions trip to Panama over spring break with my youth group. I had a really bad attitude for most of the trip and by the time I realized that, it was almost time to go home. Still I came off that trip with spiritual high and I crashed really hard. The bad attitude I had for most of Panama had transferred into other areas of my life. I was not very proud of that and started to slowly turn back to Jesus. I had a bit of a trust issue , but Jesus is teaching me to be vulnerable for Him and with Him. When I found out about Teen Missions through a brochure I really felt that this was something God wanted me to do. I actually put off registering for the longest time because I was so unsure. But every time I would start to doubt, God would give me some sort of sign and I knew that I was supposed to be exactly where I was. Now that I’m here… It’s a lot more work than I expected but I’m glad to be here and excited for what God is going to be doing through our team in Ireland. I think we have a lot of potential, we just need more unity. I feel like I personally need more of an eternal mindset. Not to focus on the earthly things that don’t last, but on the things of Heaven which to last.” -Lisa Hiebert
“Boot Camp is going well and our team is still working on the count off. It can get a little frustrating at times, but our team will catch on as time goes on. The Obstacle Course we ran yesterday was a challenge, and people were getting frustrated. Our team will learn to do it right in time. The rallies at night are very helpful and encouraging.” –Max Coffey