I got our final itinerary today and am very excited about our ministry times for the seniors on their senior/Impact trip!
Sat/ Sun – Camp Fleuri – a Christian Camp – there will be a choir tour group and Athletes in Action Group at the camp. We will be doing work projects and interacting and encouraging students involved with the two groups all day Saturday and Sunday morning. Pray for opportunities to share our faith and encourage those at the camp.
Tues / The American Church of Paris – in the afternoon and evening we will join the young adult group of the American Church of Paris, the oldest American church build outside the USA. Martin Luther preached here! Pray for ministry to the young adults there and in and through our students.
Fri/ The American Cathedral of Paris Friday Lunch – we will take half of our day and help set up/cook/serve/clean up! Pray for opportunities to bring hope to the less fortunate
There will be times of prayer walking and divine ‘in the line’ moments that I pray we recognize and take every opportunity to ‘be and bring Christ’ into a situation.
This past week I was talking to one of our alumni that went on our 2nd International Impact Trip! He was getting ready to go to the U A E!The Summit trip he participated in was ‘interestingly enough’ to London/France! He shared with me that the trip was life changing for him. The ministry time was awesome but more than that were the moments that allowed him to be challenged in his faith, seeing what a postmodern society looked like, it spurred him into a deeper walk with Christ. A walk, that he passionately follows the daily leading of the Holy Spirit. During the trip we would have incredible times of discussion; while in lines, on boats, on trains, in our nightly devotionals
These discussion times allowed us all to encounter the Holy Spirit and to go deeper than the daily picture of our students that we sometimes see. We were all confronted by complacency, spiritual games … yet a willingness to do and be different from that.
Pray for our students and leaders. Just as Nehemiah lead God’s people to take the rubble and rebuild… may we each allow the Holy Spirit to take the rubble in our own lives … rebuild… restore … revive!
God is good … He does good! May extreme GOOD come from this trip!
Thanks for your prayers
We leave this Thursday March 15th – March 24th … I’ll keep you updated!
Until … we head out!