The pictures we have all been looking at over the last few months have now become a reality: real teammates to actually talk to and laugh with!!! You will be pleased to know that our team has settled in and is thriving at the Lord’s Boot Camp! Our team has spent the last few days becoming acquainted with Teen Missions and also with each other. The busy schedule, bathing in buckets, living in tents, doing their own laundry and just being away from home has been a culture shock for some. All are welcoming the challenge though and are increasing in faith and drawing closer to God.
Yesterday, the hard part of Boot Camp (running the OC, attending construction classes and evangelism classes and serving SB’s) began. Although our team is still adjusting to the long days and packed schedule, we as leaders are confident that our team will be equipped physically, mentally and spiritually when we are commissioned in two weeks to serve the Lord in Cuba. We have been blessed with a compassionate, respectful, and motivated team and we thank you for sending your sons and daughters, your most precious earthly treasures, into our care for the summer. Hopefully, you are getting some quick peeks of your children during the Boot Camp rallies that are broadcasted live each night. Postcards have been written by each teammate (unless they were driven to Boot Camp), so be on the lookout for those in your mailboxes!!!
“Boot Camp is hot, sweaty, humid, and interesting. The Obstacle Course is challenging (yet really fun!) especially when you have to run in wet clothes because you fell in the Slough! There is so much to say but so little room so I will leave you with this, ” I love and miss you with all my heart.” ~Kendall
“Teen Missions is a great experience. The leaders, the team, the OC, everything is great. It helps you a lot in your spiritual and physical life. The OC teaches us about the Bible and the commandments. Also, Teen Missions teaches us to be responsible in everything and we learn a lot daily. I’m from Peru and for me everything is really great and it is a beautiful experience.” ~Josue Rojas
“Teen Missions Boot Camp is very fun and exciting, and very well organized. The people are very kind and excited for their one of a kind fun summer of missions. There is a strong love for God here and you can really feel it! One can really find themselves growing closer to God already.” ~Kathryn Jones