Remember that part two I promised you a month ago???
Well, here we are...3 weeks before I'm on an airplane headed across the pond.
And my heart is excited about it.
As you know, my biggest struggle was with the fact that we didn't have but one youth going on the team--which is my heart's passion. But this new song the Lord has me singing....it's going on a mission trip to instead of leading youth, it's to minister to youth (which is not new for me obviously, but the leading a non youth team to minister to youth in a foreign country is--love, love, love when the Lord does something that you aren't expecting!).
Our whole trip is about leading a youth camp for the youth of Scotland. Most of you know of the long tradition that Scotland has with revival and periods of spiritual awakening--but I have been told, as of late, that many across the nation struggle today in spiritual darkness. Many are praying for revival for this nation and the Lord has allowed RiverStone Church to be a part. This is the fourth consecutive year that RiverStone is sending a team to minister to the youth. As a church, we firmly believe that this Youth Camp is a part of what the Lord is doing in Scotland to raise up a generation that will know Him with their every being and will share that abundant life with their peers.
We have a team of twenty that has been diligently working on planning out this Summer Camp as the twenty of us are responsible for morning worship and messages, small groups to discuss the messages that are taught and to pray, activity groups to explore the talents God has given each of us, evening worship, messages and ministry time. We will also be visiting a local church after camp where our team will be responsible for the morning service on that Sunday morning.
On a personal note, I'd like to ask you to pray for me as I, along with another team leader, Liz are responsible for the morning messages. Pray we hear and speak the heartbeat of Jesus.
The most important thing you can do for us is pray. We need Jesus. We in no way want to walk in our flesh, therefore we must have Him. Pray we are able to rest in His Spirit. Pray we are unified as a team. Pray as the Spirit leads you.
Also, please join me in praying for our finances of our team. We have purchased our plane tickets, but we are still short for our ground costs (lodging, food, transportation) while we are there. We need God's miraculous provision. I've never seen Him not provide...so I'm asking you to partner with us in believing that He is sending us...therefore He will provide.
Thank you for being patient while it took me a month to share with you what we're doing....I covet your prayers during this time (I'll blog later about our Summer Camp here that starts July 4th and the specifics of how you can pray for that too!)
Blessings my friends!!!
**If you in any way feel led to support the Scotland Team, you may do so online by clicking here. Please make a note in your giving that it is for the Scotland Team.