Here we go! Our first Jr High Compassion Trip of the summer kicked off this afternoon and we are so excited for what God’s got in store for our team this week! We spent the afternoon practicing skits, pulling together last minute props, and making sure we’ve got our schedules memorized inside and out!
We had a great dinner together as a team at the church, spent some time praying for the week, and headed to our host homes. We have been beyond blessed by the two incredible host families who have taken us in this week – both the guys and the girls got all settled in and ended their nights with a fun swim before heading to bed.
A verse we shared with the girls tonight was Acts 20:35 – “In everything I did I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the week, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
Our challenge tonight is to look for ways where we experience this throughout our trip – moments where we really see how it is more blessed to give than to receive… perhaps a moment with a kid at camp or one of the Kerr Street staff, a moment that God uses to teach us something, to encourage us, or to make us smile.
We are definitely seeing a sense of excitement and anticipation in the students on the team! As we head into tomorrow, please be praying for energy and strength, and the eyes to see the kids at camp the way God seems them.
Check back this week for more posts!