We are starting our third day of Camp in the Jeseniky mountains in northern Moravia just about two miles from the Polish border. The first full day of camp started with “Survival Day” in the afternoon. This was a time for each of the English Classes/Discussion Groups to bond as they encountered numerous challenges together as a group – leap-frog in dresses, solving puzzles, obstacle courses, history questions (someone tell Hannah Martin that Fredrick Douglas was never President of the United States) and other challenges. The challenges had the groups working together as a team in just two hours. It was great.
The night game after the first day was another hit. Under an amazing sky full of stars each team had to retrieve what amounts to small vanilla wafers scattered in the field and forest without being attacked by the spiders (human ones, not real ones). It was so much fun. As for the activity last night, all I can say is some things that happen in the Czech need to stay in the Czech Republic. The Czechs did give us a wonderful gift of a fireworks show celebrating July 4th.
Today is Hike Day. We will hike to the Polish border and spend most of the day (we leave at 10:00 am and return in time for dinner) in the mountain forests. For the life of me I can’t figure out how we are going to go anywhere down from this mountain (see the attached picture) that does not end with a hike back up the mountain at the end of the day. Please take a moment to pray that our conversations during the hike will provide opportunities to move people closer to God. Last night most of our discussion groups made a significant turn and conversations went deeper and started to focus on more
spiritual matters. Pray that God will open doors of opportunity and that we will be bold walking through those doors with grace and love. Students here are clearly making decisions about where they stand in relationship to the categories we talked about in our Apologetics series last fall (God – Bible – Jesus – Salvation). Pray that God will draw these students we are growing to love closer to Him and ultimately open their hearts to place their faith in Christ.
We miss you all but know that we are exactly where God wants us to be.
For the Only Cause that Matters,