It is hard to believe that our days here in Prince Edward Island are coming to a close. We have enjoyed so many things on this beautiful island. The peaceful atmosphere, the beauty of the rolling hills, the ocean, red sand beaches, the flowers in bloom, all of the gardens and fields planted and waiting to be harvested. What a wonderful reminder to each of us that the harvest of souls is waiting out there too…ready and waiting for someone to tell them the Good News of Jesus. Our team has been doing just that at any opportunity. We do draw a bit of attention as we ride around on the bikes or our bus, and are wearing our Teen Missions shirts, jeans and boots. This team, leaders included, have had so many opportunities to share about the Lord. God has put so many people in our paths who needed encouragement, prayer, or just someone to talk to. We feel so blessed to be apart of His plan for us this summer. Many seeds are being planted, and we trust God will continue to put others in the lives of these people we have shared with, so they will come to a relationship with Him.
What a special weekend we had as we shared at the O’leary Church of the Nazarene. We were very warmly welcomed here, and for some of us (the Ayers family), it truly was a coming home to a church family that we dearly love. The team sang and shared as with these people. They were so impressed with the way the team handled themselves and were willing to share the Gospel with those they meet. Many were challenged to do more in their own personal lives to be more vocal about their faith. They had a wonderful lunch for us. I know that the team went away stuffed. Then that evening some of the same church people invited us over so we could get out of the rain and enjoy the comforts of a dry time indoors. They again fixed us a huge meal complete with some PEI favorites…potatoes, carrots, fresh strawberries, and even crepes filled with ice cream to name a few. After we finished our meal, we had our group devotions as we looked out over the beautiful ocean. What a memory for the team.
Monday was our sightseeing day. We went to Cavendish where the Anne of Green Gables park is. We toured the actual home that inspired the author to write about Anne. We took the path through the woods where Lucy Maud Montgomery got the ideas for some of the books and characters. We then ate lunch at Cavendish beach. The red sand and sand dunes are truly breathtaking. The kids found the water quite cold…maybe around 70 degrees! We had fun swimming, skipping rocks and building sandcastles. After that they did a little more shopping, we went out to eat, and returned back to camp for our group devotions. I can say that I am sure we were all tired after such a fun and busy day. What a beautiful time we had together with even more opportunities to share along the way. God is so good.
Continue to pray that we each stay strong and finish well this path the Lord has us on. Our prayer for each on of these team members is to take what they are learning and continue to do it at home.