“Oi” from Brazil!!
We are excited to share about our first day of camp and what we’ve been up to the last couple of days.
Sunday, we had a church service with all our different teams: the team from Assis, the team from Belem, and our team from Reston Bible. It was a blessing to join together in prayer, worship, and communion. What a very small glimpse of heaven, but what a precious one…to stand next to brothers and sisters in Christ, worshiping and praying in differrent languages to the same God. How encouraging it was to see the Lord unite people, as only He can. As we work together at camp, we all strive to be “like-minded, have the same love, and be one in spirit and purpose.”
We spent the rest of the Sunday preparing for camp the next day. As we pre-assembled crafts, moved mattresses into rooms, swept out cabins, and set up chairs, we remembered that we are also called to be faithful in the small things.
Monday, our first day of camp was hectic, as was expected, but went well. The kids arrived after breakfast and we hit the ground running. The theme for camp this year is the “Fruit of the Spirit,” and I think as a group, our prayer would be to actively reflect Christ in showing these children “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.” Please pray that all of our actions would point these precious children towards Christ.
We always try to plan for camp to the best of our abilities, but realize that we need to be flexible when unexpected things happen (like the torrential downpour we had during our game and craft time 🙂 . These things are continual reminders not to rely on ourselves or our past experiences, but to rely on the Lord, realizing He is in control of all things, expected and in the unexpected.
Please join us in prayer as we begin our day tomorrow.
- For adequate rest to start the new day fresh–many are exhausted after our long first day
- For the children as they are continually exposed to the gospel
- For those who are saved to see the process of sanctification in their lives
Thank you all for your prayers!! We look forward to sharing more of what the Lord is doing here in Benevides!!
In His Love,