Wow, I can’t believe that Commissioning is just around the corner! The team is very excited to soon be leaving Boot Camp. It has been a huge blessing to watch as the team has become more unified. Our team has gotten everyone over the Wall which has been a big accomplishment. This last week they had Advanced Evangelism which is helping them come out of their shells. The team is learning how to share their faith in a more powerful way. They are all excited to be able to use what they have learned in Malawi.
We are all looking forward to leaving the heat of Florida and heading to the cool weather of Malawi. We will be leaving Commissioning night and then flying out Sunday afternoon. Please pray for us as we will be traveling through four different airports, three countries and then a two-hour truck ride to the Teen Missions Base in Chipoka, Malalwi. Once we arrive, we will be getting supplies, resting from jet-lag, and of course enjoying the first couple days in Malawi. We are hoping to leave for the village, where we will be drilling, after two days of arriving in country. Parents can expect team members to call between 9:00am-12:00pm and 2:00pm-3:00pm on Sunday from the Orlando Airport. We will try to have them all call before we leave for our flight around 4:30pm.
Note to all parents: all reports coming from Malawi will be sent through a cell phone except when at the main base. When we are out in the village, we will do our best to make sure reports get sent in. We know how important it is to know how your children are doing and how you can be praying for us. If for some reason a report does not go through, we will call the office to let you know. Thank you for all your prayers!
Boot Camp has been a very trying and humbling experience. It has opened my eyes to see how privileged we are in the U.S.A. I’m not sure that I’d like to go through it again, but I will never regret this experience and I will never forget the things I have learned here. – Chloe R.
The first few days of Boot Camp, Satan was really attacking me. Those were some of the hardest days I’ve ever had, but I kept praying to God and I gave Him my worries and negativity, and now it’s all worth it for what I’m experiencing now. I’m learning so much and I love my team. I think this will be one of the best summers of my life! – Brayden
Boot Camp is a unique experience. I’ve learned a lot about being grateful, especially comparing Florida to California. The humidity is intense. My faith is strong, but Boot Camp has made me even stronger. The OC (Obstacle Course) is definitely a team bonding and strengthening experience. So far, my walk with the Lord and perspective on clinging to Him is different. -Leanna W.
Even though I was told a lot of stories and was well prepared, Boot Camp is not quite what I expected. I have really enjoyed bonding with my team and also becoming friends with the other people at Boot Camp. I am so excited to go to Malawi and see all the people and be able to serve them in the name of the Lord. – Alethia D.