Saturday, July 03, 2010

Juneau Team Update #1

Sports Camp in West Linn ended at noon and the Juneau Mission Team was at the airport by 3:00 to prepare to depart for Alaska. Before we departed we had a brief time of praise for what God did at Sports Camp this week. Here are a few of the things we praised God for:

  • God helped us with challenging children. They grew through the week, and so did we.
  • A few days into Sports camp we all felt drained, now we feel recharged for what God will do this week in Juneau.
  • The rain didn't stop us from having a great last day of Sports Camp.
  • About 25 kids responded to the gospel invitation this week, and we believe about 10 of those truly understood the gospel and trusted Christ for the first time!
  • We could go on and on, but just know that we saw God work in incredible ways this week!
Our plane travel was mostly smooth (0nly a 30 minute delay in Seattle) and we arrived safely in Juneau at about 10:00 last night. This morning the team is showering up, eating breakfast, and preparing for a day of prayer walking and canvassing in "The Flats". This is the area where there has not been a new gospel initiative in 40 years. Please pray for us that God would open doors for the gospel, that His Spirit would lead us to pray, that we would be protected from evil, and that we would come into contact with lots of kids who would want to come to sports camp next week.

We will try to update this blog late each night, so check back tomorrow for updates, praise reports, and more things to pray about!


Elaine said...

Is that your "moose pose"? Very nice. :) It's great to hear from you guys! I've already had quite a few people ask about how you're doing. There are tons of people praying for all of you!! I'll check back tonight for more updates. -Blade :)

Rose Miller said...

So glad to hear they arrived safely ~ will continue to pray for the group and their trip :)

The Smith's said...

We are so glad you arrived safely. We are praying that your day of prayer walking will open doors. God is so good and we pray he will use you.
We love you all, (especially Speaks) :)
Love the Smith's