Turkey update # 2

We have finished our week of counselor orientation and are three days into our kids being here at Olive Grove.  It’s been very exhausting with all of the activities throughout the day with temperatures in the upper 90s (and very humid!)
Even in our tiredness, we are blessed in the conversations we are having with the kids.  Many of them come from different religious backgrounds and are not believers.  Every day we study the Word together with the age group with which we are assigned.
I’ve been thankful for Caleb’s ability to lovingly correct his middle school boys.  He may have the most difficult job when it come to his age group.  He’s patient and a good teacher.
Thanks for all of your prayers.

Turkey update # 1

I have not had my luggage for over a week.  It finally came in today.
I’m grateful first, that it came in and that God protected it from being lost forever.  But I learned an important lesson in not having it for a week.
I’m often dependent completely on myself to meet my own needs.  But God has placed brothers and sisters around me that I may also be dependent on them.  It was in the small gestures of others letting me borrow things like soap, shampoo, t-shirts, and shorts that reminded me about the love of Christ that we all should show to one another.
I think Paul said it perfectly when he said,  “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.  Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” – Philippians 2:3-4
I’m close to tears when I think about how loving my fellow counselors have been in giving to me even though they have only known me for a few days.
God provides.  He is faithful; you can trust Him.