Wednesday, July 1, 2009

project ukraine: day 8 // july 1

it's wednesday. this time last week we were loading up and flying out. now, here we sit in the beautiful carpathian mountains with some phenomenal students and leaders from l'viv. such an awesome opportunity to be here and partner with them in sharing the good news of what the cross means for us.

same camp schedule - we eat, we pray, we meet, we teach, we play, we sing, we listen, etc.

rise up all you texans.... it's WILD WEST day. a day that we just do naturally. we don't have to work at the accent or knowing what to do. in the industry, this is what you call a cake walk.

-sport for today: kickball. i love kickball.
-wild west theme: oh we're bringing out the country... we've got some willie, some john denver, some old camp songs, throw in rascal flatts and john michael montgomery.... and you've got the wild west. you know you wish you were here!
- we have a special event today that happens last and starts at midnight. that's all i'm allowed to disclose at this juncture..... are you intrigued?

pray for:
- pray that Jesus remains the focus and the priority to all that we do while here
- confidence and grace to approach every student in our assigned groups about Christ before the camp ends
- the ukraine leaders and their endurance and passion for the gospel

what the team is reflecting on for day 8:
mark 8:27-29
27And Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi. And on the way he asked his disciples, "Who do people say that I am?" 28And they told him, "John the Baptist; and others say, Elijah; and others, one of the prophets." 29And he asked them, "But who do you say that I am?" Peter answered him, "You are the Christ."

Just like Peter we quickly and correctly answer this question…”You are the Christ.” Yet do we take the time to let the answer to this question seep deep into our hearts? Do we allow the answer to penetrate our soul?

What does the answer to this question mean to you? What does it mean to the Ukrainian children? What does it mean to the Ukrainians? What does it mean to the world? Spend some time throughout your day meditating on “Who Jesus is to you.”

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