What an absolutely terrific but exhausting day. Today was "Day Camp" day and it was a full day. We hosted well over 100 children today. Inspite of limited space, some bad weather, and limited communication ability our team did a fantastic job in leading games, crafts, and sharing the message of Jesus.
We rented a bus and brought over 30 people in from Makuyu, including lots of kids from the Children's Home. It was a blessing to be able to pour truth and love into the lives of these kids. And of course we will never forge the laughter as we lots of silly games., many that were new to these kids.
As we enter the final days of our mission, I am reminded of Matthew 22 where Jesus answers the question about what the greatest commandment is; he says Love God & Love People. That's my simplified version, but the truth is the same.
Our team has spent the last several days and the days to come Loving God and Loving People. It is one of the most spiritually refreshing expeiences a person can have in their life. The challenge before us, before all followers of Jesus, is to make Loving God and Loving People a daily part of who we are, rather than a short-term moment. "Missions" is not just a trip or event, "missions" is a way of life that Christ has called us to live every moment of every day. Often, this is something that is easier said than done, but the command from Christ remains. One of the questions we asked many times to the people we met during the course of this trip was "Now that you know The Truth, what will you do?". I cannot stand idley by while my neighbor - be that across the street or across the global - remains in darkness and sin, can you?
Continue to pray for our team, we are not finished yet. We will celebrate the 2nd Anniversary of Lifespring Chruch tomorrow. It promises to be an exciting day. Pray for Clint as he preaches tomorrow and for the people that will be challenged by God's Word.