With exhausted smiles and progressing alacrity, all 23 members of the Nepal team have been enjoying the rigors of The Lord’s Boot Camp. We are thankful for the continual prayers as we run, swat mosquitoes, and learn here before our time in Nepal.
On Friday, we finished our final drama class where Morgan, Katherine, Jack C., and Yaminel played their parts excellently. Each one of the team members did a fantastic job participating, and we have all learned several effective skits to hopefully be able to share with others.
Yesterday during carpentry class, Jack V. Jahson, Nathan, Sarah, and Rachel all worked together to build a sturdy bench which impressed the instructor. Danny and Madi worked with a group who had an excellent time building a “country-style” seat. We are proud of all the groups who used creativity and effortful calculation to make sure the small benches would be completed using the techniques taught.
Dylan, Hannah, and Truman have been demonstrating their previous experience in block laying class and are able to help others check their mortar consistency as well as use their tools.
During music, the team is learning to harmonize and sing together under the seasoned guidance of Nick and Vikki. Emma A. has done a great job strumming away on the guitar while Carolyn and Shad have been marvelous anchors for keeping songs in-tune.
Isaac and Sophia regularly walk around with encouraging smiles, a characteristic we are all thankful for. George’s wisdom, Alex’s strength and encouragement on the Obstacle Course, Emma M.’s kindness, and Ellen’s consistent positive attitude are special characteristics that make the Nepal team one of the best.
Yesterday we all enjoyed celebrating July 4th with watermelon and popcorn and are looking forward to the weeks to come! Thank you all again for the prayers, we will keep you updated!
“At the beginning of Boot Camp, all I could think about was how humid Florida is, how much you sweat here, and being out of my comfort zone. A week into Boot Camp now, God is teaching me that I can depend on Him no matter what’s going on. I love you all and see you soon! :)” – Morgan
“My name is Yaminel and I have been saved. The Lord’s Boot Camp has lead me to God. I have accepted Christ as my Savior and I have confessed my sins so that the Lord will be in my life. I owe my life and soul to TMI, without them I would never have been saved.” – Yaminel
“Boot Camp is a very difficult place. It is a very harsh environment, and there are lots of rules and regulations that on the surface don’t make sense. But after a while you realize it all has a purpose and everything is preparing you for the mission field.” – George
“Coming to Boot Camp has been interesting. I have been learning how to not compare this years team with last year which has been harder than I thought. The team has been bonding really well for only having been here a week. I can’t wait to see how God will use us in the field.” – Hannah
“And he said, ‘With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable shall we use for it? It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when sown on the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth, yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes larger than all the garden plants and puts out large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in shade.'” – Mark 4:30-32