The Honduras Team Is Thriving!

19 HondurasCGreetings!  Team Honduras is thriving at the Lord’s Boot Camp.  We are learning many lessons while we roll with the schedule.  We are learning to be on time, how to keep tents clean, being prepared, being flexible, and keeping a tight line while all 29 of us walk from place to place.  In the morning classes in the Big Top Mr. Bland is teaching on maturity.  In the evening Rally, Pastor Paul Veit has been an incredible teacher and speaker about Creation and how the Bible is always right.  He has been a very engaging speaker.  In puppets, drama and music, the team is continuing to learn how these tools are valuable in sharing the Gospel.  They are learning to take these classes seriously and the teens are fun to watch as they learn.  Yesterday in puppets, they were introduced to the color bracelet that has colored beads on it and how the beads can be used to share how Jesus died on the cross as the atonement for our sins, how He rose again and how we will spend eternity in Heaven with Him in we accept His free gift of Salvaton.  The team did fantastic on the OC this morning.  No DQs and 15 went over the wall.  Now we are in church clothes and looking very nice and clean. We are headed out to the church service by the lake.  This afternoon we will have the Boot Camp Olympics and for dinner we will enjoy the 500-gallon strawberry milk shake and pizza’s in the shape of alligator cooked over the BBQ pit.  

Team Honduras is grateful for all of the parents and prayer partners who are praying for us.  We are excited to get to Honduras and apply all that we have learned in sharing God’s Good News.

Grace: The Lord’s Boot Camp has taught me to be cheerful even when it’s hard.  I also have had to rely on God more than I would have to at home.  A verse that has been encouraging for me is Romans 5:3 – And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance.

Tori:  Philippians 1:6 says, “Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath began a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.”  This verse tells us to be confident in God’s promises and in His work.  The Lord’s Boot Camp is teaching me to be confident in God and in His Word.  To be confident of what He is doing and excited for what He still has planned for my life.  I am grateful for all the prayers from my family and prayer partners back home.

Jacqueline:  “Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weakness so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9b  Boot Camp is not as easy as I thought it would be.  I’ve seen my strengths and my weaknesses but through it all, I rejoice in my weakness because through them I can reflect God’s power.  Just like 2 Corinthians 12:10b says, “for when I am weak, then I am strong…”

Ayo:  At the Lord’s Boot Camp, I have learned what being a grown up truly means.  Being grown up is not based on age but on your maturity level.  This was illustrated through 1 Corinthians 13:11 – “When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child , reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things.”

Meg: I strutted into Boot Camp on day one with my own ideas of what this trip would entail and from day one, God has trimmed my pride and taught me to rely no Him for my strength and peace.  In the world outside of the Lord’s Boot Camp, comfort and achievement posed as idols in my heart.  God is slowly replacing those with Himself.  I can’t wait to shave the good news with the Hondurans!
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