Thursday, June 23, 2016

Almost Camp Time!

We are getting more and more excited as our English Camp week gets closer!  Yesterday finished a week of advertising the camp on the moniters of the local Trams and Buses!  It showed in every Tram and Bus throughout Leipzig every 15 minutes!

This year's camp logo throughout all 13 Josiah Venture Contries
Please, continue to pray that God will provide at least 35 teenagers for the camp!

We are so excited to have a team of 9 Americans from my home church, LifePointe, in Ft. Collins, Colorado come to help us out with the camp this summer!  One of the main draws for the camp is that we have "native English speakers" teaching the English classes!

Jim and Kelsey (our intern from Texas) are in Ukraine right now helping out with another Josiah Venture camp.  In the meantime, Steffen (our German intern) and I are here in the "office" (our livingroom) every day.  Steffen is continuing to work on camp logistics and I am taking the 10 days Jim and Kelsey are gone for an opportunity to get a good start on my Master's Thesis, which is due next April.

We had a "First Day of School" party at youthgroup.  It was actually a time to honor our graduating Seniors and we all dressed up as we would have on our first day of school.  Very fun! 

The whole group in "First Day of School" garb.  The colorful cones are a typical first day of school gift packet for kids.

If you ever wondered what Jim and I looked like on our first day of school...
Ministry prayer points:
  • Pray for our English camp, July 16-23, that we will have at least 35 teenagers and that it will be an incredible time!
  • Pray for safety for all those involved in helping to put the camp on, the Lifepointe team, the team from here in Leipzig, others that are also helping out.
  •  Pray that all the logistics will come together for the camp.
  • Thank God for all the things he has already brought together for the camp and the kids that are already signed up!
  • Pray for Jim and Kelsey in Ukraine that God will bless that camp and for their safety in travel.
Personal prayer points:
  • Please pray that Alpha will get an interview scheduled for his visa so they will be able to come to the US in time for our family reunion and my mom's 80th birthday!  The interview takes place 30 days after they are informed that it is scheduled and then it takes about 10 more days to get his passport back and they need to fly by Aug. 10, so they are coming up to the deadline!
  • Pray that I will make good progress on my Thesis these next few days.
  • Praise God for Jim's clean bill of health on his last check-up!
We are planning to come to the States in August for our family reunion then spending a few more weeks visiting as many of you as we can.  I will let you know our schedule soon!  Hope to see many of you then!