Friday, June 17, 2011

¡Hasta Luego!

I won't be blogging next week because I'll be at camp! Somebody thought it would be a good idea to put a bunch of impressionable young teenagers' lives in my hands, so tomorrow night I'll be getting on a bus headed for Pelican Lake in Minnesota and praying to God I can keep nine girls and myself alive until the following Sunday.

But seriously folks...for those of you who are down with this sort of thing, I would love it if you guys would take a few minutes to pray for us throughout the week. These kids are going to have their minds blown this week by the love of Jesus, and we could use all the prayer we can get to deal with the aftermath. Coming face to face with the reality of God's mercy is an absolute trainwreck. All sorts of elements come into play: home situations; relationships; and the struggle of coming to terms with how little we deserve, yet how abundant God's promises are. What these kids have seen and experienced in our screwed up world has left them broken and, not surprisingly, distrustful of something that frankly sounds too good to be true.

So if you think about it this week, here are a few things you could pray for:
  • Open hearts and minds, so that kids would have a chance to hear the truth and be able to make an informed decision.
  • Safety, on the way to and from camp as well as throughout the week. Pray that no injuries or illnesses would get in the way of a kid having a total blast.
  • Energy and patience for leaders, so that we might not only be able to keep up with all our high school friends, but also have the strength to resist the urge to kill them all by the end of the week. (Just kidding....but seriously.)

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