I think this year topped any other year that I have been on this trip. Seeing old friends, meeting new ones, working with the kids in my class for eight hours a day, and serving our Lord and Savior . . .
The best part of the English Camp team is the diverse range of ages of team members, from young people to more seasoned adults, all working together . . . everybody doing their own job that fits the gifts that God has supplied them with. Short term missions are not only for the young but for the whole body of Christ . . .
(Testimonial: English for Kids Bible Camp) When I looked at it as “HOW AM I” going to do it, it seemed like a virtually impossible task, but when I looked at it as “GOD CAN,” it didn’t seem nearly as impossible. It wasn’t my love, my strength, my words, or any of me that would be able to care for these children, it was God’s love, God’s words, God’s strength, none of me . . .
I was blessed to be in the position of teacher to those children who taught me much themselves. God is going to see new life sown, watered, and grown as He wills. Nothing can stop His kingdom, for His Word will be heard wherever and to whomever He wishes, and work its way powerfully into people’s lives throughout the whole wide world . . .
Thanks be to God for providing strength and safety to both teams and for all the work that was accomplished. I personally was excited to return to Yamamoto after five years to see the progress made in recovering from the tsunami and the impact the Nozomi Center has in meeting the physical and spiritual needs of the community . . .