There have been a few new "happenings" with our team in the last week or so. We have a table at church where we display yummy treats, quilts, and other crafts for people to buy to help raise funds for the kids who are coming to summer camp. Each week at least two people from our team will be at the table to answer questions or share more about our trip. The team also just had a t-shirt design-off. Several people from our group designed t-shirts that we can wear to and from Hungary. Two of the designs that were chosen will also be available to the general public (I believe).
Changing gears here... You know, when you go on a mission trip, you initially expect to change or help another in some great way. But if you've been on a mission trip before, (and this is not being prideful, this is realistic) you are the one who is often moved in some great way. Our team is going on this trip to help lead a summer camp and to ultimately let God's light shine amongst kids who may have never heard about Him before. I can't speak for others, but I feel like it's already begun! At the end of our last meeting, we shared personal prayer requests. And they were deep...they were honest...and they were so greatly needed. I think every single one of us yearns for a deeper relationship with Christ. In turn, that will create a more effective team and ministry, not only in Hungary, but at our home churches, in our families, in our every day lives! When I let go, and begin to let God I begin to heal and grow. I hope that is what the members of our team are feeling too. 1 Peter 5:8 tells us that "our enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion waiting for someone to devour" and while he's doing that "he masquerades himself as an angel of light" (2 Cor. 11:14) so no one will recognize him. He's actively looking to destroy us...and we let him sometimes. It's time to stop! As children of God, ours is the only light of truth that will ever shine.