life is a mission......

Thursday, July 15, 2010

teaching teachers.....

This week I met the first group of teachers I have been emailing for the last couple of months. I love meeting new people and so just that part was fun. But then I got to talk to just my teachers and walk them through what camp is for teachers. I gave them some of my experiences and ideas and they asked questions and we talked and helped each other work through some ideas that would work and make some others work for them. It was a wonderful afternoon.

Upon leaving and letting them go back to their camp and I went home I realized how much I really did enjoy that. I felt like I had worked for months and I finally saw the fruit of my work. I also realized that I really did enjoy working with the teachers. They have such enthuasium and so many great ideas. I told Janis that i felt conformation that training teachers is a calling and I loved it. Her response was "well, isn't that what God called you to do here?". I answers yes, but I've never gotten to train teachers before so I really didn't know how I would like it and how I would do at it.

I guess it's true that what God calls you to he equips you for. I know that God would never put me in a situation that I couldn't handle or make me a better person. I just have to be listening and moldable for His purpose.

Saturday, July 10, 2010


Everything is bigger in Texas! I have never seen a slug this size in Texas!!! I saw this slug on my walk home from work one day I just had to take it’s picture.
I have been in Germany for 3 weeks now. The week previous I spent in Minneapolis, MN getting to know my mission organization- Teach Beyond- and other missionaries that are going out all over the world through Teach Beyond. It was a very encouraging week. 
While soaking up the German culture of World Cup and just enjoying God’s creation and scenery I have been working. English Camp is starting!!!! I have an excellent group of people that I have4 joined as a team. We have worked together and now we feel ready for camp! The first group of staff arriver July 11th!! And the marathon month begins!
So, in the next month I will get to meet more new people, staff and campers! And take a couple fo journeys with them. I’m excited for the new friendships on the horizon and the opportunity that God has given me to encourage a new set of people.
Working with my new team I have a new thankfulness for the verse “carry each others burdens.” In such a short time God has allowed us to build bonds and trust each other so we can help each other. Sometimes these bonds take years to make, but I think we all sense the urgency to trust each other and feel a kindred spirit so we have allowed ourselves to let down some of the walls that we would, under normal circumstances, have put up. But through God’s faithfulness we are a team already.
My thoughts and prayers right now are for 1. Staff- people are traveling great distances to make an impact on German teenagers for a short 10 day period. Pray that they arrive safely and have a freshness when they are here. 2. Campers- German teenagers are traveling from all over Germany for the next month. This is their summer and they have chosen to come to camp for 10 days. Pray that their hearts will be open and ready to encounter the might God we serve. 3. Family and friends- the ones back home and the new ones arriving soon.
1 John 4:10- God sent his son because he loved us—LOVE SENDS.
Thank you for your love that sent me on this journey. Please continue to pray that I fulfill what God has for me.