|Facilitation team at the Niceville OneWeekend.|
We just got home from our first off-site OneWeekend! Our facilitation team spent Friday-Monday putting on a OneWeekend retreat at a church in Niceville, Florida. The Lord blessed it and it was great time together as a team, but we certainly missed having our OMS family with us for various parts of the weekend!
The group was great and the majority of the participants were older, which was fun for a change. Jesus was challenging me this weekend about sacrifice. The whole weekend is based on calling and barriers to service and how God calls us, so it is always a beautiful opportunity for our team to be listening, too, as we facilitate. What stuck out to me this weekend was a desire to believe that really nothing is a sacrifice compared to knowing Jesus…
Being away from home gave us some precious time as a team to debrief Sunday night and today! It was a huge blessing to have some time together to talk through the weekend and what God was saying to us. God really answered our prayers by speaking to the participants and us, providing the participants He had in mind, giving us great time as a team and having His hand on our travel and connections.
We just got home late last night and now I’ll be here today and Wednesday before leaving for Haiti Thursday! I’m very excited to be heading back after visiting Haiti in the fall of 2010. It is such a gift to get to go spend four days with our missionary body in Cap Haitien before heading to Port au Prince to help lead a team of Asbury college students. Within mobilization, I serve as Haiti’s regional advocate, so it will be great to have time to meet with the field director to go over personnel needs, applicants and acceptances from this past year. Then, I’ll fly to Port to meet up with a team of Asbury college students and help build a home for an earthquake survivor. I am so excited about the opportunity to get to get to know these college students and see how God works through the trip. It will be so neat to be a part of a build after interviewing the first Homes for Haiti homeowner for communications over a year ago (read here).
Would you please be praying for us?
If you would be willing to pray for us each day during this trip, would you send me a quick email at firstname.lastname@example.org ?
Thanks for your support and prayers, and please keep me posted on your life, too :)
|OneWeekend participants sharing their hearts.|
|Cat and I with our sweet hosts for the weekend, Buddy and Lynda.|