Saturday, October 18, 2008

Fall Ministry Tour

Wow, it's been a long time since I've posted something. I feel like I've been so busy. This month is crammed for me. On the 25th, I'm running a manual labor ministry. This involves organizing kids from other churches to come help work for other families. Also on the 26th, we have the fall festival at Grace Church. I'm running the scooter race and I have to decorate my table for that event.

I write to you from a strangers home in Virginia Beach. For those of you that don't know, I've been on GCBI's fall ministry tour since the 10th of this month. In short, it's time spent travelling from state to state, getting involved in different ministries. This tour has been very interesting so far. We started our tour in Atlanta, Georgia and spent three days there. On our first night we went out on the town. We went to the underground mall and ate at Johnny Rockets. The next day we went to Explorations in Antiquity, a museum which teaches and explains biblical history and customs. It was very interesting to see live models of the tents and buildings that the Israelites used to live in. On Sunday, we went to Northpoint Community Church, after which we went to the International House of Prayer (IHOP). On Monday morning we departed for Maryland. We went to the River Valley Ranch, a summer camp for younger kids. It was definitely one of the most beautiful places I've seen in a while. We spent our whole three days there doing manual labor. We weedwacked, bailed hail, organized, and cleaned. It was fun to get outside and do something with all the energy I had built up. Next was Philly, Pennsylvania. We were at Urban Hope for only a day and a half (Urban Hope is an inner city ministry designed to reach out to the downtown community). The only thing we really did in Philly was help out at a youth event called Rock. Today was spent driving to Virginia Beach and tomorrow we're going to a Korean Church. The tour ends on the 22nd and I'm not sure what we have planned for the rest of the trip. Overall this has been a good experience for me, not only to get away from Sebring but also for bonding with the other team members.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Dream of the Sword

Over the last two weeks I've been feeling defeated. I've been wanting to go home and have been just plain discouraged.

Last night I had a dream that I was fighting in a battle. I was swinging my Sword like crazy but not doing much damage because it was dull. Because of this I was getting tired out quickly and even discouraged. When I woke up this morning it hit me. I really believe that this dream has spiritual significance and this is my interpretation: I need to have a better handle on the Word in order to fight these spiritual battles. This has to be the reason I've been feeling the way I have been lately.This dream has encouraged me to fine tune my Sword so I can fight with efficiency. Pray that God will help me sharpen my only spiritual Weapon.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Today was a good day. We missed class on Tuesday so we made it up today. We had class from 9:30-12:30 and 1:30-4:30. Daniel was the book of choice and we covered the prophetic portion of it. There were so many facts thrown out and I think I only took in about 5% of the information but that's ok, I got the important concepts. It's so cool to see how God used Daniel to tell about future nations and events that he had never heard of or seen (Daniel 2 and 7). It's reassuring to see this and definitely a good argument for someone who does not believe the Bible.

On another note. If you've been following my blogs you'll know that I've been feeling rather BLUE. Today was a better day for me. I actually just got a new electric guitar and have been playing quite a bit. This is a good therapy for me and has helped me to detach from the chaos that goes on around me at times. Please continue to pray that God will continue to create an even greater desire in me for Him and His Word. Have a super day.