Monthly Archives: November 2016

Tuesday – Another Great DAY!

We had another great day of serving Tejas!  We are back in the tunnel of lights again. Doing some repair and then starting a second strand (something different from last year)  Our kids are so meticulous it is impressive.

Again, we work so fast they are constantly scrambling to get the next thing ready for our kids to do. Summit 8th grade class is a blessing!

The group that is working on the cotton ball strands (yikes) have diligently been plodding along. Finally, we decided to kind of start over with the remaining pile.  We got supplies and just cut out the hundreds of knots and we’re re-stringing.  Work smarter not harder.

Mrs. Lundin joined us today so after lunch we had a surprise birthday party, or rather parties! We filled 3 piñatas for Mrs. Lundin, Blake and Anna!  It was a fun time!

Mr. Dare also joined us for dinner and then gave the final devotional at the campfire!  We took our lists of disappointments and burned them up asking God to help us learn to trust him in each and every situation. He’s a good good father … that’s who He is … and we are loved by him … that’s who we are!

Holiday times can be fun and holiday times can be NOT fun!  We have all kinds of family dynamics, don’t we? I pray that whatever your circumstances are that you will allow God’s tender love for you to bless you, heal you, help you to extend grace to others so they will be drawn to the ‘Jesus’ in you! May we strive to glorify God in every situation we find ourselves in.

We have a half day tomorrow to get as much done for Tejas as we can.

Again, thank you for allowing your student to join us on this trip. It has been fun working side by side!

We will be at the campus between 3:00 – 3:00pm tomorrow afternoon.  We will see you then!

Have a great Thanksgiving week!

Mrs. G

 

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We always cheer when we hear Summit is coming!

tejas-bb-courttejas-canoe-racestejas-cotton-ballstejas-free-fall-jumptejas-prayer-1tejas-trees-2tejas-trees-3tejas-treestejas-worshipWe always cheer when we hear Summit is coming!

We were told that statement three times today.  What a compliment toward your students, and a compliment to all former classes coming and serving before us.

Our team leader this morning prayed with us and said, “We love Summit! When we are in our meeting going over the agenda and we say, Summit will be here on Monday, the whole team cheers.  We know you are going to work hard and Summit always has great leaders and great kids that are ready and willing to serve.”   Then our team leader prayed and we got to work.  An hour and half later I texted her to let her know we were done and were already vacuuming the room from putting together MANY Christmas trees and where did she want us to serve next.  The reply was … oh my, you are kidding?  Would you like some free time?  Then she called me and said, “Seriously, we thought it would take you all day.”  Awesome!  These kids have worked so hard.  We spent time praying for the people who would come into that building to hear the gospel of Jesus.  I was so proud that almost everyone said a prayer. It was very moving.

Tejas  had to figure something out for us to do!  I love that.  So, we actually had free time early and  after lunch we hung lights by wrapping the trees behind the pond and very quickly ran out of lights. We. Are. Fast!

Time for another break so we headed to the  Coffee shop and free fall tower then back to the lights in the trees after they brought more lights.  It was a fun afternoon.

Tonight during our devotional time, we continued on our topic of expectations  and disappointments – When things don’t turn out how we wanted or felt they should, this then brings doubts/disappointment/frustration/anger  in our relationship with God.  –  All of us spent time privately  writing down those things in our lives that did not turn out how we wanted them to .…  We each folded up our list and those lists are in a jar that no one is going to look at, and we will throw them away tomorrow.   We spent time in prayer and worship.  It was a sweet time.  Afterwards we went as a team to the tunnel of lights  (the entrance to Lights of Tejas) and we prayed for the people who would be walking through that tunnel. We prayed for people that would have the same disappointments, frustrations, worries, fears that we struggle with and that they would allow the God that created them, to touch their lives and heal them. We prayed again for those that would hear the gospel for the first time and for those that have turned away from God, that they would be drawn back to a relationship with him.

Free time!   Then back to the cabins at 8:30 –  showers, quiet time, sleep zzzzzzzzzz !

These kids are hard workers and it is an honor to be here with them.  Thank you for allowing your student to come and serve Tejas!  Tomorrow will be another great day of serving!

Be blessed!

Mrs. G

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We have a story to tell

We made it to Camp Tejas so here we are, for the next 3 days, serving Camp Tejas for their Christmas outreach, ‘The Lights of Tejas’!  It opens the weekend after Thanksgiving and goes thru then end of December. Thousands of people come and have fun   playing lots of games, enjoying the food, zip lining, special entertainment but the most important thing going on is their telling the story of the Good News of Jesus Christ with lights, lazers, and all kinds of special effects.

After dinner we had orientation, going over the ground rules.  Then, what a blessing, Jacqueline blessed us all when Coach Taylor got his guitar out and asked the kids which song they would like to sing from chapel… many shouted, “Oceans”!  Coach said, “Okay, if Jacqueline will come up and sing it”!   Everyone cheered!   What a beautiful voice singing an amazing song about God’s grace and how we can trust him.  A perfect lead in, to our evening devotional.  We have a story to tell – the story of Jesus! Sometimes our story gets sidetracked or completely derailed because of circumstances, disappointments, unmet expectations, etc. Pray for all of us as we serve and pray for the people coming to ‘The Lights of Tejas’!  Pray that during these next days we will allow God to touch our hearts, give him our disappointments and trust him with our hearts desires… after all… He has a hope and a future for each of us … we can trust Him.

The people that will be coming to the LOT (Lights of Tejas)  need to know that too.  We will be praying for them, to experience the hope and the healing that is available through a relationship with Jesus Christ.

Mrs. G

 

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