Saturday, July 17, 2010
Oh gosh. It's 2:15am here. I had hoped to blog a lot tonight, but time didn't allow. We got back from Bradatel (the camp) at about 6pm. The entire group headed to the mall for pizza, and then some last minute shopping for souvenirs. We didn't get home until after 10, and then the group spent three and a half hours in a time of encouragement. Rather than do encouragement books this year as we have in the past, we spent time encouraging each other as a group, and with someone in the proverbial hot seat, the group spent time and encouraged each individual about who they are, how they are gifted, and the impact they made on the trip. We only made it through about half of the team in that time. We started with two of our Romanian friends (Paul and Christi) and Dwight. We then continued by blessing one team member at a time. It was an incredibly rich time. Tomorrow morning, we will be going to "church" in Dwight's backyard. We'll spend some time in God's word, in worship, in prayer, and continue our time of encouragement with the team. Pray for safe travel. I'll try and post some more tomorrow.