Friday, April 20, 2007

Training Camp

Here I am in Florida. I am here to learn the in's and out's of my new job. The best part so far, apart from meeting the missionaries in this group; was the Scripture Celebration. The whole community here gathered to celebrate the completion of 4 New Testaments. One secret translation which was represented by a candle and 3 others from across the globe. It was an amazing gathering! Wow. Talk about thrilling. One of these translator couples began their work in 1975!!! They just finished last year!
I will be here for another week. We are putting in long days and have homework at night. As the days progress I am more and more impressed with the organization and the level of excellence in which they serve God.
Did you know that the people who will be the translators to finish the Vision 2025 are today, only 12-14 years old? That's why I'm here! To get the youth of America (and elsewhere) involved in missions and the task of Bible Translation! Thank you God!

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Just a quick hello!

I know it's been way too long in my posting! I've been away from the internet. I am currently in Florida at Training Camp! We just started yesterday. I was able to come a few days early and visit my elderly grandfather just South of here.
This picture here is of the girls movie day I held just last Saturday. A bunch of my youth group girls came over all day Saturday and we watched Jayne Austen movies! I prayed that it would not only be a fun day, but that the girls would feel safe at my house, that they would feel peaceful and that it would be a blessing to them. i asked God to use it in their hearts and lives. I believe He did. I saw and heard evidence throughout the day that the girls enjoyed themselves and that they were blessed. I am so grateful. In fact, i must make time to do it again as a few of the girls told me that they wished we would. So! We will! Here in this picture are Left to Right, Rosie, Alex and Sabrina. Also I had Tiffany, Kayleen and Joanie. It truly was a "girls" day! We even had scones and tea at "tea time"! :-) A few of them stayed overnight and we went to Easter Sunday service together. THAT was a blessing to me! Having company in the morning and on the ride to church! :-)
I have already been blessed today at Training Camp, here in Orlando FL as we listened to stories of other training camp members that led them to this organization and how God has worked in their lives. I look forward to getting to know Wycliffe staff and I am sure that God has something in the plans to work on me as well. I'll be here until April 28! I should know by the end of this trip where I will be moving! *finally* :-)